Out of Gas

A PERSONAL STORY A number of years ago, while serving on the State Council for the Church of God in California, I drove to Sacramento for a board meeting. I was near empty when I pulled into the office parking lot. The meeting was scheduled to last until supper, but instead, it ran past ten…

Details

The Interstate of Prayer

The most common mistake is sacrificing the plan for the people; or the people for the plan. A plan will not be effective unless your leaders own it. As someone has observed, no plans survive enemy engagement. Your plan will meet resistance and require resolve. You may be forced to retreat and reteach the values…

Details

Are You Thankful for Prayer?

The majority of the world lives without the hope offered by Christ. The open door to God’s throne is a unique post-resurrection-ascension-enthronement Christian notion and unique privilege. That we can pray, pour out our souls to a God who cares, is an incredible privilege. That we get answers from God is beyond incredible. Sadly, prayer…

Details

Praying for Your Neighbors

Everyone should be challenged to pray for their neighbors. C.S. Lewis offers a forceful charge, “Next to the blessed sacrament, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.” The Scripture makes it clear – God has ordered our boundaries. He moved the family in next door to us (Acts 17:26). He parked the…

Details