As I sat in a converted storefront satellite church this morning, I realized that it’s Pentecost Sunday. This is typically recognized as the birth of the Church but also the moment when Jesus baptized those in the upper room with the Holy Spirit, accompanied by mighty signs and wonders. For close to 30 years I … More I Can’t Believe You Don’t Attend A Pentecostal Church!
Life does present its challenges quite often. One of the most daunting I’ve encountered working with college students has been regarding discovering God’s Will…finding out what to do next. This usually encompasses decisions regarding what major to choose, which person to date/marry, which job to take, etc. My advice has always been the same: … More Deny Yourself and Pick Up Your Cross…Gee, Can I?
I saw the above in my Twitter Feed several months ago and thought I’d write on that subject some day…just now getting around to it… Going on 23 years of ministry, I’ve had time too look back on an amazing ride: the highs and the lows. God’s given me some amazing opportunities and encounters. But … More “HELP! I’m A Codependent Mentor!”
Disappointments happen. They’re a part of life. If we can’t learn how to deal with them, then it’s going to be a very long, uneventful journey. There are times, however, we feel we’ve heard from God, did everything right, and because things don’t end up the way we want, we start to wonder if God … More When We Feel Duped By God
This will hold true for anyone, but a great challenge of working with young adults is assisting them through the process of making life decisions. This is a transition stage from the teen years to adulthood: more responsibilities, bigger challenges, and the need to keep learning. A diploma or walk across the stage doesn’t mean … More “God Told Me” Is Not A Trump Card
Wonder if that title got anyone’s attention. It sounds so contrary to my life messages I’ve spoken about for over two decades: God given dreams, passions and giftings to be used for service, God’s omnipotence and wisdom too lofty for us to understand. “Not one of these people, even though their lives of faith were … More When Our Dreams Are Bigger Than God’s
Unmet expectations. Unfulfilled goals. 2 points short. Mistakes. Sin. Frustrations. Failed exams. Ministry isn’t growing. Business is failing. Fired. Divorce. Can’t provide for family. We’ve all been there…all experienced discouragement and disappointments. But when it seems like they keep coming with no end in sight, it wears down our confidence and makes us feel that’s … More Feeling Like A Failure Lately?