I’m Not a Good Christian

I’m Not a Good Christian

Have you ever had someone attempt to use the Bible against you in a harmful way? Perhaps to call you out on your faith? It’s my experience that many times when someone attempts to use Scripture as a weapon, they don’t have a good understanding of it in the first...
Overcoming Unforgiveness

Overcoming Unforgiveness

I once heard a story of how cattle ranchers out west must go down to the watering holes on cold mornings to chip away any ice that may have accumulated over night. Just a few pokes here and there quickly break up the ice and allows the animals to drink. What do you...
I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine

A few weeks ago, I attended an annual Summit for Fatherhood ministry leaders in the Northwest corner of Georgia—a beautiful establishment and setting! This was my fourth visit to the Summit in the past five years, so I know it well. I will say, however, the first...
Tithe Your Time

Tithe Your Time

I’ve often said there are two things single parents are short on: time and money. Somehow though, a single father or single mother has an uncanny ability to make dollars stretch further and find a way to do the work of two people in half the time. True as that may be,...
Standing in the Gap: The Value of Mentoring

Standing in the Gap: The Value of Mentoring

                  In his book Good to Great in God’s Eyes, author and pastor Chip Ingram states one of my all-time favorite quotes: “A master’s ceiling can become his disciple’s floor if the disciple knows how to absorb the lessons of the master’s life.” In my own...