Bible, Discouragement, Encouragement, Life

90% Attitude. 10% Ability.

I used to work for a great pastor who had a peculiar sign hanging on his office door.  The sign read, "90% Attitude. 10% Ability."  Over the years, I have given more thought to that message.  I believe attitude does make the difference Learn from a Bible Example - I Corinthians 16:9 For a great… Continue reading 90% Attitude. 10% Ability.

Joy

A Thumbs Up

I wish you could know my sweet grandmother. She is one of those people that just makes you feel loved, excited, and happy all at the same time. We grew up calling her, "Nanny." (By the way, she's still my Nanny!) It's always fun to watch her get excited and do the Nanny stomp! She… Continue reading A Thumbs Up

Encouragement

Handfuls of Purpose

Let's take a little (much-needed!) break from the Coronavirus, and let's consider a great truth in the word of God. And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not. - Ruth 2:16 Boaz told his servants to leave handfuls of… Continue reading Handfuls of Purpose

Encouragement

Where is God?

Recently, I spoke with a person who was genuinely seeking answers about God and COVID-19. The question he had was, "Where is God in all of this?" As people are suffering, where is God? As people are scared, where is God? God has not left nor forsaken His people! God has not been caught by… Continue reading Where is God?

Encouragement, Faith

This is Not a Time for Fear but for Faith

COVID-19. Coronavirus. These words have sparked fear into American culture and around the world. Toilet paper has been scarce, supplies have been more scarce, and some businesses are changing their models. People are worried about paying bills, children out of school, and how to get back to normal life. Yet, I believe that even though… Continue reading This is Not a Time for Fear but for Faith

Death, Hell, Salvation

What Happens When a Person Dies Without Christ?

If you strip away all of the labels, the divisions, the classes, and the standings of people, you realize that there are two types in this world:  those who are saved and those who are lost.  We know from the Scriptures what happens when a saved man dies, but what happens when an unbeliever leaves… Continue reading What Happens When a Person Dies Without Christ?

Christian, Death, Heaven, Hell

What Happens When a Christian Dies?

There is much grief in our world.  Many of us carry around the anguish of having lost someone close to our hearts.  There are questions that loom about death and what comes in the "after life." The Bible tells us that there is something after death. And as it is appointed unto men once to… Continue reading What Happens When a Christian Dies?

Bible

The Sunday School Worker

Express Personal Services, an employment company based in Oklahoma City, has provided temporary help for some rather unique jobs.¬†They've placed workers to chase deer off an airport runway for $8 an hour, or pour thousands of cans of rancid beverage down a drain for $6 an hour.One of the most unusual placements came from a… Continue reading The Sunday School Worker

Bible

The Baptist Deacon

It is a blessed church that has faithful men who are deacons! Through the work of the first seven deacons at the church in Jerusalem, the word of God increased and the number of the disciples multiplied. Consider Acts 6:1-8 and I Timothy 3:8-13. The only reason to have deacons is to help the pastor.… Continue reading The Baptist Deacon

Bible

Ten Goals of the Sunday School

Sunday School is a great ministry of the church to reach others and to teach others. Through the Sunday School, the church is organized into smaller groups, typically by age, that can facilitate its work of reaching and teaching. Our goal is obedience to the Great Commission given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ.… Continue reading Ten Goals of the Sunday School