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...

Pursue A Plan

Pursue A Plan

John 17:4 I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.   Dear friends, This statement by Jesus is an amazing declaration. He accomplished all that God had given Him to do: the miracles, the teachings, the...

Succeed in Public by Being Faithful in Secret

Succeed in Public by Being Faithful in Secret

We live in an age that is startlingly public. So much is done and spoken for all the world to see that previously was kept quiet. The concept of the personal self, known only to God, has diminished. Ironically, without that private relationship with God, we are not...

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...