Taming Your Tongue

Taming Your Tongue Read James 3:1-12. “Loose lips sink ships.”  During World War II, this slogan appeared on propaganda posters created and distributed by a major American distiller. The slogan advised servicemen and other American citizens to avoid careless talk … Read More

Final Exhortation from Paul

Final Exhortation from Paul While a member of Mars Hill Church, I was honored to serve on the team that wrote inductive studies in support of the sermon series. From 2011 to 2014, we wrote seven inductive studies; many are … Read More

Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings While a member of Mars Hill Church, I was honored to serve on the team that wrote inductive studies in support of the sermon series. From 2011 to 2014, we wrote seven inductive studies; many are no … Read More

Unity in the Church

Unity in the Church While a member of Mars Hill Church, I was honored to serve on the team that wrote inductive studies in support of the sermon series. From 2011 to 2014, we wrote seven inductive studies; many are … Read More

You Will Be My Witnesses by Dr. Eyasu

(Pictured above) The first to receive Dr. Eyasu’s book were the members of the Executive Committee of the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC), representing over 8,000 churches and 8 million people. You Will Be My Witnesses Well, it’s now August. … Read More

Leadership the Lady’s Way

Leadership the Lady’s Way As women in the workplace, we can display our calling to nurture life through professional development. WOMAN’S WORLD DAILY In 1966, James Brown sang the lyrics, “This is a man’s, man’s, man’s world.” Two generations later, … Read More

Your Worth is Not in Your To-do List

Your Worth is Not in Your To-do List Who doesn’t have a to-do list?  For some, it’s on a scrap of paper. For others, it’s an app on your phone. If you’re old school, it might be a day planner. … Read More

A Helpful Guide to Cultural Unity (Leadership Culture Part 3)

A Helpful Guide to Cultural Unity Leadership Culture Part 3 (see part 1, part 2) A theology of forgiveness and repentance is put to the test when we have been sinned against. (Prior posts in this series covered the biblical … Read More

9 Practical Lessons on Repentance & Forgiveness (Leadership Culture Part 2)

9 Practical Lessons on Repentance & Forgiveness Leadership Culture Part 2 (see part 1) I am sure that most of you reading yesterday’s blog on repentance and forgiveness already knew much of what I wrote and explained. You have likely … Read More

Repentance & Forgiveness of the Leader (Leadership Culture Part 1)

Repentance & Forgiveness of the Leader Leadership Culture Part 1 (see part 2) As I look back at my experience at Mars Hill, one of my largest areas of personal sanctification and theological growth occurred in the area of repentance … Read More

Jesus – the BFF

Jesus – the BFF Some years back, I watched with a heavy heart as my oldest daughter (12 at the time) sought after a “BFF”—best friend forever. With three international moves in three years, her friends were spread out over … Read More

Hearing the Voice of the Spirit

Hearing the Voice of the Spirit The Holy Spirit is not an impersonal force, but a real person who guides and speaks to us.  In the past, I have written about the advantage of Jesus departing the earth for heaven and leaving … Read More

Easter, A Look Back

Easter, A Look Back Celebrating and remembering Passion Week culminating with Easter Sunday is my favorite time of the year. I love it because so many non-christians and de-churched people go to a Christian church service and hear the simple … Read More