Fingerprints

My Encouraging Word to you today will be short, sweet, and to the point.  Here it is:  While preparing a lesson for the leadership mentoring groups I lead, I ran across a quote from General Mark Welsh III.  He said, “The only ‘fingerprints’ that last are the ones you...

Boundaries

I was teaching a lesson recently for the leadership mentoring groups I facilitate about the importance of “boundaries.” I used a jigsaw puzzle for an object lesson.  I literally dumped a thousand piece puzzle on the table and instructed them to do the best they could...

What Really Matters

I ran across a quote in a book I am reading by Will Mancini, entitled:  Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, And Create Movement, which says, “You won’t do ministry that matters until you define what matters.”  In my opinion, that could...

Never Alone

In Hebrews 13: 5(b) we find a promise from God.  He said, “… I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”  And in 1 Corinthians 10:13 we find, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted...