Category: Reading

  • Wise and Foolish

    In my recent readings of Proverbs, a repeated idea kept jumping of the pages. Words like rebuke, correct, instruct, teach, and train kept popping up. To take these things to heart is called wisdom in the Bible. When I came across some similar ideas in Henry Cloud’s excellent book, [amazon_link id=”0061777129″ target=”_blank” ]Necessary Endings[/amazon_link], they caught […]

  • Hopeless Hope

    Christians and ministries often have a hard time losing hope. Hope filled Christianity is a wonderful thing, but it is more and more normal for people to hold out hope without any evidence to support it. There are times when we must actually lose hope and it may be in the best interest of the […]

  • Grace Embraces our Shortcomings

    Why is it we feel we must portray a model of perfection as Christians? For as long as I can remember, the stereotypical Christian was one who cleaned up well and always answered the “How are you Doing?” question with positive enthusiasm. Do we present a church which has arrived and is all together, or […]

  • Wisdom for All of Life

    In their new book, [amazon_link id=”0830844341″ target=”_blank” ]40/40 Vision: Clarifying Your Mission in Midlife[/amazon_link], Peter Greer and Greg Lafferty explore a number of issues to which we can all relate. Their book is geared towards those in their 40’s who are facing mid-life and the period of evaluation which goes hand in hand. The source […]

  • What’s Your Goal?

    Our human self-sufficiency is never more evident than at the beginning of the calendar year with our New Year’s Resolutions. Goals are great, but so often we set about those goals in a self-reliant, try harder kind of way. As Christians, many of these goals are linked to spiritual growth, such as wanting to read […]