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Empathy

“Empathy doesn’t judge what others feel. It understands what others feel.” – Dan Rockwell This quote by Dan Rockwell really grabbed my attention. I began to look inward and do a little self-evaluation on the subject. As I continued to process the quote, I underline...

Growing in our Prayer Life

For the last couple of years, our YBL Jackson small groups have engaged in growing in our prayer life. It has been great to hear the stories of men that have seen God move in incredible ways as they have prayed faithfully to the Lord.  So…why would I write a blog on...

Leadership

I’m a little bit of a nerd when it comes to studying leadership. I subscribe to lots of leadership blogs and podcasts. I read books on leadership from both Christian and business perspectives. It is important for me, as a leader, to grow in how I lead myself so that I...

The Identity Mark of a True Disciple

Like many of you, I have struggled with everything that has been going on around us over the last few months. We have seen the COVID-19 pandemic slow everything normal to a halt. Families have struggled with job loss, challenging financial issues, loss of loved ones,...

Positives from COVID-19

These are some of the strangest days that I can ever remember. The COVID-19 pandemic has stopped our regular, way-too-busy schedules in their tracks and made all of us reprocess our priorities for life and work. Someone asked me the other day what I have seen...

April 28, 2020

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters." Psalm 23:1-2   Pray for each Director August, Bob, Jay, Nathan, Phil and Rob  Pray that each of us would trust our Shepherd to refresh us...

The Heartbeat of Jesus by Doug Nuenke

The following blog came in an email last week. It is too good not to pass along. It has been a great reminder to me that “knowledge of God isn’t necessarily the same as intimacy with Him.” Read on…I hope you are challenged.   Author’s Note: In this abiding series,...

The Heartbeat of Jesus by Doug Nuenke

The following blog came in an email last week. It is too good not to pass along. It has been a great reminder to me that “knowledge of God isn’t necessarily the same as intimacy with Him.” Read on…I hope you are challenged.   Author’s Note: In this abiding series,...

Living with a Sense of Urgency – I Peter 4:7-11

Every believer, no matter your age, should be living the Christian life with a great sense of urgency because no one knows when it will all be over. Now, take a moment and read I Peter 4:7-11. The first phrase – ‘The end of all things is at hand’ – should remind us...

It’s December…Must Be Time for the Christmas Story

We find these words in Luke 2:1-20… In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And...

Making Disciples That Make Disciples

One of the focus points for YBL/WBL is making disciples that make disciples. In my last blog, I wrote about the command that we have been given from Jesus to make disciples and why we should be obedient to that command. I want to follow that blog with a post by Mark...

Discipleship Reminder

Making disciples seems to be a big deal right now in church world. There are discipleship pathways being created by churches to help people progress along systematically in the faith journey. There are programs all over the internet that will help give one more...

5 Leadership Lessons from a Waterfall Climb

I love to read and study about leadership. From leadership quotes, books and blogs…I enjoy trying to figure out how it will help me grow in my own personal leadership. My desire is always to be a better leader for my family, community and the people that I have the...

What is a True Friend?

We were not made to live in isolation. We were made for a relationship with Jesus and people around us. In the people group that are around us, we are blessed to have some that become true friends. Charles R. Swindoll says, “I cannot even imagine where I would be...

But God…

I have been studying through Ephesians during the summer months. There is so much rich teaching found in this short, six-chapter book. I was reminded anew at the grace that our great God has shown to me and to you. Ephesians 2:1-3 tells me who I was before God showed...

The Mark of a Disciple

We live in a world that loves pizza and ice cream but has no idea how to truly love someone that is different from them. Love is tough these days as there is so much hate being spewed from the mouths of politicians and even church people. It seems as though hate is in...

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