Help Wanted

If you have gone into a restaurant or waited in line at the post office lately, you may have noticed that there are significant staffing shortages. Some restaurants have gone so far as to offer people $50 simply to apply for a job. There is great demand for good...

What’s on your mind?

What’s on your mind?

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. -Philippians 4:8 Estimates vary, but the average...

Answered/Unanswered Prayers

Answered/Unanswered Prayers

Luke 18:1 And He told them a parable to the effect that they ought to pray and not to lose heart. Luke 11:8-9 I tell you, though he will not get up and give anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him whatever he needs....

Complacency

Complacency

Complacency is defined as self-satisfaction, especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.   In some reading last week, I came across the following quote by A. W. Tozer: “Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth.” For...

The Surrendered Life–the Call of a Disciple!

The Surrendered Life–the Call of a Disciple!

Pat Morley says that many Christians have started on the wrong foot with Jesus Christ.   He writes, “It is the proposition that Jesus can be Savior without being Lord.  It is the idea that one can add Christ but not subtract sin.  Many of us have merely added Christ...

Maundy Thursday & The Marketplace

Maundy Thursday & The Marketplace

The marketplace is always buzzing with activity. It can push us to feel hurried and anxious. It can tempt us to start setting priorities in line with its prevailing values of profit and loss. With these pressures, especially in the past year, we could let them dictate...

Thirsting for Rest Amid Stress

Thirsting for Rest Amid Stress

“Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well full of water. She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink.” Genesis 21:19 (NLT)   Thirsting For Rest Amid Stress Written by Brenda Bradford Ottinger (Proverbs 31 Ministries)   I’d barely...

What’s In Your Hand?

What’s In Your Hand?

The Lord said to Moses, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.” Exodus 4:2   When God called Moses to lead the people of Israel out of bondage in Egypt, Moses struggled with doubt. He responded to God with question after question, trying to wrap his mind...

Trials, Trust, & Hope

Trials, Trust, & Hope

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. James1:2-3 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take...

Managing Stress in a Healthy Way

Managing Stress in a Healthy Way

Everywhere you turn you see people that are stressed out. You can see it on their faces and hear it in their voices. Job and financial situations, family and marriage struggles, even everyday life is filled with stress these days. The times that we are living in...

Motivation: Our Motives Matters!

Motivation: Our Motives Matters!

Motives are the “why” we do what we do…as well as, for “whom” we do them.   It is natural to desire the applause of men for self-fulfilling ambitions.  Let’s be honest,  we love the approval of others, and we fear their rejection.  These are powerful motivations! As...

God Made Us for Community, Not Just Efficiency

God Made Us for Community, Not Just Efficiency

COVID has accelerated a lot of conversations about how and where we do our work. Since it has been required for many, one of those conversations is working from home vs the office. It absolutely might be more efficient. Whether it is or not may very much depend on the...

The Heart of a Leader

The Heart of a Leader

We need leaders who have the wisdom and strength to navigate the challenges before us. At every level we need leadership we can trust to use the power and resources at its disposal for the good of those under their care. The decisions made by business owners,...

Resilience

Resilience

James 1:2-4 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Then in...

Connected

Connected

Our ministry theme in Jackson for 2021 is “Connected.” By definition the word “connected” means brought together or into contact so that a real link is established, to be joined or linked together. Our prayer is that 2021 will be a year where our businessmen are more...