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If we are honest, we have all asked the question “Where was God when . . . ?” at least once in our lives. Few of us have escaped an experience of life-numbing pain, suffering or death which left us in a void. What we needed was a fresh perspective: a new foundation, anchor or understanding of God.  Several years…

Old wood table with stone, scissor and paper in rustic vintage style. Top view. Retro concept, symbolizing the popular children's game.

What choices must we make in order to be effective in life and leadership? Do we make them once or multiple times? Is there a benchmark for Christian leaders to follow relative to these choices? Reading leadership or management books is beneficial but should never serve as the foundation for life and leadership. We should learn from examples like the…

Top10ReadingList

I am often asked for reading list recommendations on topics such as leadership, personal growth and student ministry. I plan to share these lists in future blogs. But for now… I wanted to get a little head start on the usual end of year list idea with my “Eight Month Top 10 List.” (These are in no particular order.) The…

YPS

You dreamed of it, wished for it and requested it but never really thought it would happen. Well…it is happening! You don’t have to travel to some distant region, learn a new dialect or talk the church board into a plane ticket…not if you live in New York or New England! If you live in the New York/New England area…

MikeDad

From the time I was old enough to walk, I followed my Dad around his garage. I handed him tools, held parts in place, and just kept him company. I was referred to as “Little Bill” until the day someone noticed I was at least six inches taller. I loved learning about cars, and as far as I was concerned,…

Glasses on a wooden table

After twenty years of Christianity I realized I was only acquainted with God. The dissatisfaction in my soul was overtaken by a longing to know Him more intimately. My quest began with a six month study of the attributes of God. The initial study included reading a couple of books (mentioned later), studying scripture plus meditating on one attribute each…

CampfireService

The fire burns brightly piercing the darkness - almost symbolic of things to come. Add the powerful preaching of the Word, the quickening of the Spirit of God, open hearts of families or students, a challenge for commitment . . . and you have the potential for life change. I have stood at hundreds of campfire services and seen people…

FalseSummits

False summits are the dread of mountain climbers! When a weary hiker rounds the curve to what he perceives as the last big push to the final peak – and finds it a false summit – his heart can feel as disillusioned as his body feels drained. Realizing a false summit has obscured his view of the true mountain peak…

Multi-Ethnic group covered in Holi powder lay in grass laughing and looking up and gesturing peace sign to the camera in a park at a Holi festival in the summer

My blog last week addressed some serious concerns relative to girls. This guest blog by my wife Betsi provides some excellent direction concerning the discipleship of young women. Betsi is well qualified in the area of discipleship as she practices 2 Timothy 2:2 effectively and consistently. She has introduced to Christ and discipled more girls/women than I can count so…

ModernDaySlavery

Slavery at any time, under any circumstances, in any culture is wrong! For many people slavery is a topic in a history book. For the informed person, slavery is as much an atrocity in our present society as in any period of history. Life has been even more devalued today than when this country was at Civil War. The price…

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