“So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life. Avoid dishonest speech and pretentious words. Be free from using perverse words no matter what!”Proverbs 4:23-24 TPT People stumble and fall, and … Continue reading When Leaders Fail | A Response to the Expletive Laden Rant by a Christian Music Leader
If you are human, there will be times in your life when people fail you. There will be times when you will feel isolated, hurt, hopeless, and nights filled with tears. Why? Because people, even christians, aren't perfect. I think at times it is even more magnified in ministry or any type of leadership position. … Continue reading When People Fail You
How to avoid burn out in ministry!
A good read for ministers and congregants!
In all our efforts to be more palatable to the world and the lost, to “undo” the stereotype the world has of christians being “judgmental, holy-rollers” we have lost something important, we’ve lost what it means to BE a christian.
We become hardened because we never want to hurt like that again.
(Originally posted 10/12/2009 on Jessica Taylor Cappel's blog: The FAITH DRIVEN Life) Wow, this verse is pretty clear! Those who think they are exempt from correction and discipline are illegitimate offspring of God... That's not my opinion that is what the Bible says, puts a fire under you to make sure you are listening to … Continue reading I Want to be a True Child of God
"In life, the path we leave behind us is as critically important as the path we follow. If we leave nothing but inflicted hurt and destruction to others' lives behind us, have we really succeeded in following God's purpose for our life?"
"In our effort to be disconnected with the evils of the world, we have become disconnected with the temptations and stumbling blocks our children face."
It has taken me some time to get to a place where I fully realize that people and their opinions are simply that, people. They are imperfect human beings who can be rude, hurtful, and unkind just as much as they can be compassionate, loving, and kind.
Even the best of leaders can't do it all on their own. Yes, many of us expect them to, and why not? That's all they have to do anyway, right? Its often easy to put the blame up the chain of command. In thinking on this common "leadership problem" that I've seen in churches I've … Continue reading LEADERSHIP PROBLEMS: He’s not doing his job.