5 August by Ethan Moore

They Really Don’t Know Us


“….The reason the people in the world do not know us is that they have not known him. “ 1 John 3:1 In the late 90′s, somewhere in post-communist eastern Europe, a flood swept through urban areas, destroying homes and submerging government buildings.  An IMB worker in the area met with community leaders, conveying prayers, […]

4 August by Dave Miller

A Wake-up Call for Bloggers from Dr. Rainer


When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,but the one who controls his lips is wise. Proverbs 10:19 Bloggers are word-people. Wise words. Foolish words. Harsh words. Gentle words. Destructive words. Encouraging words. Truth in love. Truth in anger. Twisted truth in obsession. Fun words. Demeaning words. Ridicule. Praise. Words of all kinds. But when […]

4 August by Mike Leake

Why Suffering Needs Scriptures


The oblivious dog was gleefully playing with an old sock. He was tearing into it—creating new holes—and certainly accomplishing some great feat in his little puppy dog mind. And then everything changed. A jolt of electricity flowed into his neck as the shock collar let him know that his behavior was unacceptable. So he stopped […]

2 August by Dan Barnes

Just Sayin. . .


If you have ever heard this phrase, you have probably just been either criticized or insulted or both.  I will admit, I hate this phrase, mostly because it means nothing.  Just sayin. . . what did I think you were doing?  If I hear you talking, I know you are just saying something, but it’s […]

1 August by Mike Bergman

Let them know you’re praying…


Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way.” ~ Samuel, 1 Samuel 12:23 This post is going to be short and sweet. I just want to encourage my fellow […]

31 July by Todd Benkert

Five Prayers for Leaders of a Declining Church


Many churches, like mine, find themselves in a state of plateau or decline. We want our churches to grow and believe that God desires that too, but we seem stuck and don’t know how to move forward. Our first instinct ought to be to pray, but pray for what? If you are leading a declining […]

31 July by Dan Barnes

The Problem of Being Busy


Are you busy? Probably, it seems we are all busy all the time.  We like to judge if we are working hard by being busy. There is a huge problem that comes from us being busy all the time, however. You see, we are told in scripture about a whole lot of “one anothers”. We […]