Prayer is something everybody talks about but very few people do. We see somebody hurting and we tell him or her, “I’ll pray for you”. It’s become a common phrase in our society. We don’t even think about it when we say it but it rarely holds any true meaning. What if we were intentional … Continue reading 5 People You Should Pray For Right Now.
When you help the poor you are lending to the Lord--and he pays wonderful interest on your loan! Prov. 19:17 What is the purpose of the church and the poor? Well consider this, helping the poor is mentioned about 2000 times in the Bible. I would say it is pretty important. You see when we … Continue reading The Church and Global Poverty
“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” - Mother Teresa Most frequently, poverty is defined in either relative or absolute terms. Absolute poverty measures … Continue reading Guest Post: Dealing with Poverty
My previous job was a sales job, and I can’t express how much I hated it. The company I worked for created specialized magazines for various military and historical groups, and I worked in the advertisement department. All day long we picked up the phone and cold called various businesses to try to sell advertisements … Continue reading 3 Reasons You Should Evaluate Your Priorities
Today, as I am writing this, it is 4th of July, our nation's birthday. I love 4th of July. It’s a time for family, food, laughter, and it gathers people together who wouldn’t normally gather otherwise. I love it, and on this beautiful day when we will celebrate the 242nd year of our nation, I … Continue reading 3 Lessons 4th of July Can Teach Our Faith
About three years ago, I’m sitting in a Starbucks trying to write a sermon, and no words are coming to my mind. The message just won’t come together. The problem was that while I’m trying to write a sermon God felt like he was a million miles away, and I had no map to find … Continue reading When God Feels Silent
In a world that is constantly manicured, made up, and marketed sometimes life just stinks. You don’t get the job you hoped you would get. Your spouse leaves you for someone else. The company you were at downsized, or maybe you have had to let a dream for your life die. Life just stinks. Inevitably, … Continue reading Where are you God?