Did Jesus Come to Wreck your Business?

Did Jesus Come to Wreck your Business?

Happy New Year! I hope you will take time this month to assess last year and plan for the new. From time to time it is also important to ask the question: “From where am I getting my values and goals? Are they worthy of spending the one life I have on this earth to...

Thoughts for a New Year

Thoughts for a New Year

Happy New Year! I pray that this first week of the new year has started with a new expectancy, new goals, renewed peace, and new hope. As I think about 2022, a few thoughts come to my mind from my time alone with the Lord. Let me share these with you. My first thought...

Pray 4 YBL

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20   Pray for Each Director: August, Phil, and...

More of Jesus by David Mathis

More of Jesus by David Mathis

Happy New Year from YBL Ministries! Regardless of personal goals or resolutions for the new year, may we all strive toward a more intimate relationship with Jesus. "So as an old year passes, and the new dawns, we don’t try to grope our way to find minimums of Bible...

Staying Focused

Staying Focused

One of the great challenges of our day is staying focused on the things that really matter.  We are preoccupied with our lives and surviving the daily grind.  We seem to manage the urgent, but we often miss the important.  As I have considered these things lately, I...

Christmas is for Everyone

Christmas is for Everyone

Growing up, Christmas was the high point of the year: two weeks off school, delicious food, all the Christmas lights and decorations, and presents under the tree promising good surprises. We had family traditions: lighting the advent candles, the Christmas Eve service...

Strengthening Your Relationships

Strengthening Your Relationships

What relationship or relationships in your life do you most want to see grow? Even relationships that are healthy still need to grow. We especially feel the need for growth in relationships that are strained. One of the ways to strengthen our relationships is by...

I ‘Just’ Do Ordinary Work by Dan Doriani

I ‘Just’ Do Ordinary Work by Dan Doriani

We often struggle to view work from a healthy, Biblical perspective. Most of us fail to see the value in our work, especially when keeping the same schedule and doing the same tasks day after day. Culture tells us to find fulfillment in our jobs, yet God created us to...

Gratitude!

Gratitude!

I’ve been contemplating the theme of gratitude over the past few weeks—especially in light of the upcoming Thanksgiving season!  My study has led me to consider several Biblical passages on the subject,  and I’ve decided to write my own definition for gratitude—and...

What Worries You in Business?

What Worries You in Business?

There are so many uncertainties in business. It can be exhilarating or terrifying. Or both. Our local business journal has a cliché question they ask executives: “What keeps you up at night?” This is, of course, a way of trying to pinpoint what the biggest challenges...

Hope for Real Change

Hope for Real Change

Spiritual growth is a lifelong process of change. But change is often difficult. Whether it’s learning to communicate better with those you love, overcoming sinful thinking patterns, or developing new spiritual disciplines. However, for those who are in Christ true...

Pray4YBL

Pray4YBL

"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the...

Will You Be My Titus 2 Woman? by Tilly Dillehay

Will You Be My Titus 2 Woman? by Tilly Dillehay

Many of us are familiar with the command in Titus 2 for older women to teach and train younger women in the church. However it can be uncomfortable and intimidating to seek mentorship if you've never had one or if previous mentorships have never quite worked. If...