What role does your spouse play as you seek to carry out your pastoral call? In addition to your own personal experiences, how have you seen a spouse help or hinder other pastors? Click here to read the responses
Things Aren't Always As They Seem
Charles Spurgeon and his wife owned chickens, and people noted that they never gave any of the eggs away, but would only sell them. Some people felt they should have been more generous and accused them of being stingy and greedy. The Spurgeons were aware of these rumblings and criticisms, but never responded. It was only after Mrs. Spurgeon had passed away that the full story was revealed—the profits from the sale of the eggs were used by the Spurgeons to support two elderly widows. Read this article by Tony Cooke
“...that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection...” For several years now I’ve had Philippians 3:10-11 rolling around in my heart. I have prayed it many times over family members, friends and strangers. It is my standby prayer when I hear the sound of a police car or fire truck siren for the folks involved in whatever situation warranted that siren. There is a longing in my heart for people to “know Him” and all that the knowing entails... Read this article by Lisa Cooke
Audio Message: “Organizational Flux”
Enjoy this great leadership lesson by Pastor Gerald Brooks as it was presented at the North Texas Leadership Conference in October. Click here to Download.
Successfully Transitioning in Ministry
A catalyst in my decision-making was when my grandson called me and asked me if he could have just 30 minutes of my time. I realized that I had been so busy in ministry that my own grandson was requesting to have time with me. I didn’t want to let that season of life pass me by without having a strong and closer relationship with my grandchildren. Read this article by Bob Hoover
Just for Christmas
|Tips for Managing Stress|
|The Gifts of the Wise Men|
|Have Yourself a Merry Substantive Christmas|
|The Rest of the Christmas Story|
|The Geese and the Snowstorm|
|The Real St. Nick|
|Great Thoughts for the New Year|
Featured Articles from 2013
Read all of our quotes by visiting our Quotes Page.
"A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled."
- Barnett Cock
"Great it is to dream the dream when you stand in youth by the starry stream...but a greater thing is to fight life through, and say at the end, the dream is true."
- Edwin Markham
"In America today, it is considered worse to judge evil than to do evil."
- Os Guinness
"Joy is the serious business of Heaven."
- C.S. Lewis
"A virgin birth seems a most appropriate and creative way for God to enter the world."
- Paul Smith