How Did I Get Here?

How Did I Get Here?

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1 How did I get here? I have asked myself that question many times, and often, it’s been a time of difficulty or hardship. However, sometimes I have experienced great, unexpected blessings and asked the very same...

How to Think Wisely About 40-hour Workweeks and Offices

How to Think Wisely About 40-hour Workweeks and Offices

This week, we are highlighting a truly helpful resource for maintaining a healthy perspective in the workplace. You can click here to read "How to Think Wisely about 40-hour Workweeks and Offices" by Jordan Raynor published to The Gospel Coalition | Faith and Work.

When You Feel Helpless and Hopeless…Pray

When You Feel Helpless and Hopeless…Pray

As I reflect over the last week or so, my heart is broken over the people infected and the people we know that have died in our churches and communities because of COVID. I see Christians dying because of their deep faith in Jesus in Afghanistan. I see a country like...

Gentleness

Gentleness

Gentleness While this is probably not a theme we discuss much as believers—it is a virtue all Christians are called to exemplify.  When I describe God, I often say that, like a coin--God has two sides (2 primary characteristics):  He is Holy…and He is Love.   When I...

Lessons from the Road

Lessons from the Road

I watched track & field during the recent Olympics. Running is not a big spectator sport, generally, but I love it. I ran cross-country in college. These days, when I run, I am learning to pay less attention to my watch. I have slowed down a bit, and I find it...

Our Help Comes from the Lord

Our Help Comes from the Lord

I live near the base of a mountain on the south end of Huntsville, Alabama. Each morning the sun rises over the mountain, and each evening homes are lit up along its brow. It adds beauty and character to our end of town and has often brought to mind the words of Psalm...

3 Reasons you can say “Yes!” to Mentoring by Melissa Kruger

This week, YBL encourages you to read the following article, "3 Reasons You Can Say 'Yes!' to Mentoring" by Melissa Kruger for The Gospel Coalition. Mentorship is at the heart of YBL Ministries, and we truly believe you will benefit from this article. You can access...

Act Like Men

Act Like Men

"Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem."  1 Corinthians 16:3 “Act like men.” Fewer three-word sentences in the Bible can generate more discussion and debate than this sentence can. Do...

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting is tough! We wait in line. We wait in traffic. We wait at the doctor’s office. We wait, and we wait, and we wait…Many find themselves waiting on God right now. Waiting on God is sometimes a painful process for us as days turn in to weeks, weeks turn in to...

Help Wanted

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....