Category Archive for: Spiritual Growth

DEATH IN THE LINE OF DUTY

It is true when a fire fighter, military, police officer, or other first responder dies in the line of duty, the whole community grieves the loss and is somewhat rattled by the reminder that death is a reality in their line of work. This is a very sobering reminder, but each man and woman who…

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GETTIN’ IN THE WAY!

Have you ever had a situation, or a season in life where you get frustrated because things just aren’t happening the way that you want them to? Or maybe it’s happening, but it’s not happening fast enough? I had an entire year of that sort of frustration.  I was doing everything I could to succeed…

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THE WAITING PLACE

“To everything there is a season- and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecc 3:1). And as a Type A person, one of my favorite seasons is the season of harvest. I love seeing when all the work comes to fruition.  In contrast, one of my least favorite seasons is a season of…

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BABY BEAR PRAYERS

So I have two, three-year-old sons, and at this stage of life, bedtime books are all the rage. While they have since moved on to a different book, there was about a three-week stint where, without fail, The Three Bears was chosen by one of our two boys for their bedtime pick. For those of you who…

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EMOTIONAL DROUGHT

Have you ever just found yourself feeling drained and discouraged? As a leader there are always going to be seasons that we feel discourage, disheartened, and downtrodden. When this happens, we sometimes only pause for a moment so we may give ourselves a pep talk to keep on going. Instead of the casual pep talk,…

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