God’s Direction for Our Resources by Ron Blue on LifeWay Leadership
How attune are you to God’s voice about your resources? This article sheds light on the importance of our choices with our resources.
Understanding that life and finances is a series of competing choices is essential when deciding how to use our resources. The greatest risk inherent in these dilemmas is that we will permit the struggle to choke out the miracle God wants to do in our lives. It is so tempting to allow the needs and desires of today to overwhelm and drown out the miracle of tomorrow.
3 Ways to Be An Emotionally Safe Parent in 2017 by Dr. Joshua Straub
Being a parent that’s self-aware, emotionally intelligent and present with our kids doesn’t come easy, but Josh outlines three ways we can work on doing just that in 2017.
Our homes reflect our story. For some, that story is defined by brokenness. For others, it’s defined by love, laughter, and joy. For most, it’s a blend of the two.
The beauty of it all is that no matter our story or family background—good, bad, or ugly—we have 100 percent control in writing a new script. And it’s a good thing, too. Research shows that as parents, we coauthor our children’s story by how we relate to them.
That’s because our kids, especially when they’re feeling fearful or anxious, turn to us to answer the internal question we all ask from the first day we enter the world: Am I safe?
7 Reasons God Leads Leaders into Tough Situations by Chuck Lawless
Do tough situations make us better leaders? Chuck thinks so and shares 7 reasons why God leads us through them.
I know this post may not be popular, but I think it’s an important one. Many church leaders face difficult ministry scenarios, but they know God led them there. Here are some reasons He does that:
How to End Every Day Feeling Accomplished by John Lee Dumas
Instead of filling your day with busy work, John Lee shares how important it is to get rid of distractions and excuses and end the day feeling accomplished.
If there’s one thing that has the power to encourage and motivate us unlike anything else, it’s the feeling of accomplishment and the momentum it brings.
It’s a feeling we all want, but one that often eludes us. The busyness of the day takes over, and instead of celebrating the day, proud of what you’ve accomplished, you look back and wonder what exactly you were able to get done.
If this sounds familiar, then you’re not alone.
4 Reasons to Soak Yourself in the Psalms by Chris Bruno
The Psalms are full of messages we need for modern day living: reminding us that God’s people suffered and that His promise of redemption is near.
Just before Thanksgiving in 2015, I was having lunch with a friend, and we were discussing how we teach our kids the gospel. He mentioned he was focusing on the Psalms since he realized the current generation of Christians might be the least “Psalms-literate” generation ever.
As I reflected later, his point hit home. For centuries faithful Israelites read, sung, and memorized the entire Psalter. Jesus likely knew all 150 Psalms by heart. For generations stretching back thousands of years, the Psalms have been the hymnbook of God’s people. Indeed, until recently, being part of the church for any length of time meant regular and systematic exposure to the Psalms.