One thing that continues to resonate within me is an overwhelming gratitude for all that God has done through so many during this difficult season culminating in Pam’s Homegoing. It is beyond “being thankful.” It is actually a gratitude beyond word s.
My daughter is laboring in the room next to me, writing thank-you notes … Continue Reading
Before we launch into the Christmas season with coupons and credit cards a-blazing, I want to speak one more time to our Advance 2020 plan. Specifically, I want us to understand that doing what we are going to attempt will require an unusual level of commitment from every person, both in prayer and in willingness … Continue Reading
This Sunday, August 14 prayer walks are scheduled for Duval & St. Johns County Schools:
- 2pm- elementary campuses
- 3pm- middle schools
- 4pm- high schools
Participate in the prayerwalk at the school(s) you are zoned for.
Here are 10 prayers for schools:
- Love. “Father, may the students and staff of this school experience Your love
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Most of us are good forgetters. We remember, according to most common statistics, about 3 percent of the things that happen to us and store those in conscious memory. The other 97% we forget. (Some days for me I think it may be 99%!) But normally, our conscious memory stuffs the majority of our life … Continue Reading
A Leadership Cue Card: I will serve them on their journey
Compelled by love, I will empty myself of self and live for the benefit of others. I want to see who they can become in Christ, trust them to realize that potential and serve them on their journey.
As we bring this week of … Continue Reading
A Leadership Cue Card: Trust them to realize that potential
They stood on a Galilean mountainside. Eleven disciples and Jesus. Mark tells us that in the last few days, Jesus had rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart because they did not believe those who saw Him after the resurrection (Mark 16:15). Matthew tells us … Continue Reading
A Leadership Cue Card: I want to see who they can become in Christ
Compelled by love, I will empty myself of self and live for the benefit of others. I want to see who they can become in Christ…
This next phrase just might be one of the most challenging of our entire leadership … Continue Reading
A Leadership Cue Card: I will empty myself of self
Quick! What is the first word that pops into your head in response to this question: “What is the opposite of love?” It would not surprise me that you might have come up with the word hate. Certainly, those two words are often put together … Continue Reading
A Leadership Cue Card: Compelled by Love
Leadership. A lot of trees have been sacrificed to publish books on the subject. The term yields over 250,000 results on Amazon; over 3,000 results for “becoming a leader.” At its most basic, leadership is influence and leaders become spiritual leaders as God dislocates their hearts and places … Continue Reading
Over the weekend, powerful earthquakes struck Northwestern Ecuador and Southern Japan. Hundreds have been killed (over 350 in Ecuador alone) and thousands have been injured.
The families of victims and survivors need our prayer and support. Pause now to pray on their behalf.
Southern Baptists and other evangelicals are mobilizing efforts to serve the needs … Continue Reading