Increase Our Faith

I want to continue the same theme we began last month. These are some of the questions that probe the deep longings of our hearts. What is God taking me through? Why doesn’t He rescue me? What is God asking me to do? Is God totally silent right now? Jeremiah found...

Making a Difference

Mark 10:45 – For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. “The world lives in such a time of crisis. Christians alone are in a position to rescue the perishing. We dare not settle down to try to live as if...

Our Ambition in Conflict….is to Win!

The re-occurring theme in my counseling with men revolves around conflicts in their relationships--either at home or at work.  We all face conflict.  It is inevitable, but the concern I have is that the Christians I often meet with approach conflict with much the same...

WBL Spring Luncheon

The Lord blessed this event immensely. 235 women joined us on April 20, 2018 to hear Mary Wyatt tell the story of loosing her husband in a tragic plane crash and how God has pulled her through it. She also shared with us what it is like being a business...

God Sings

It seems as you get older, not that I am, you hear about or experience more tragedies, suffering, pain, and disease. It is disconcerting. It is heart-wrenching. These occurrences implore us to cry out to God. “God please do something. Demonstrate to the world your...

In It for the Long Haul

Last week I had my annual wellness exam. That is always a time of reflection for me. I am called back and the nurse runs through the normal process of taking a look all of the vitals. Next comes the dreaded blood work (I do not like needles!). Then you wait…and...

A Man and His Family

Outside of his personal devotion to Christ—I can think of no greater priority for men than their families.   However, we’ve created a culture (even in the church) that steals men away from their God-given mission at home.   Families are struggling because men are...

Thinking Incrementally: How to Experience Your Life

There is a lot of needless worry in the world. I suspect you and I regularly contribute to it. The perspective we bring to each situation can greatly change whether our reaction is to worry and complain, or to rejoice and be thankful. That response is very important....

The Truth About God and Us

Let the word of God wash over you, refresh you and revitalize you as you read this letter. May you be “like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields it’s fruits in its season and it’s leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers,” Psalm...

A Resilient Life – Book Review

A Resilient Life by Gordon McDonald It’s been years since I’ve read Gordon, but his book Ordering Your Private World would be in my top 10 books I ever read. This one dares me to live a purposeful life and finish well. Buy the book...

What Really Happens in a YBL Small Group?

It’s a question I get pretty often as I meet with businessmen contemplating their next step in their spiritual growth. I believe in small groups and it is one of the first places I suggest as a place to take a next growth step in faith. I want to suggest to you that a...

How to Disciple Men – Book Review

How to Disciple Men - 45 Proven Strategies from Experts on Ministry to Men Fwd by Pat Morley This book is almost a reference book on topics on dealing with men in every different situation. Our director, Phil Reddick, was privileged to write one of the articles in the...

Fear

We often experience the anxiousness associated with the future, because the future is unknown.  So, we worry about the future, because it may have an adverse effect on us and the things we care about.  These things might include our investments, our freedoms, our...

Seek Wise Counsel

For the sake of the gospel, YBL is passionate about mentoring. In recent years, this focus has harmonized with trends in culture. The marketplace has adopted the mentoring concept and promoted it as a means of growth and health.  At YBL, we are excited about how this...

Faithful

I think we have all been touched with the death of Billy Graham. He had a significant impact on my mother’s life and therefore my life. In his final crusade in New York City a Charisma Magazine reporter asked him for what he wanted to be remembered. Graham replied...