Today’s list was inspired by an article by Joe McKeever and is targeted toward those who lead in public prayer. It is also influenced by “Men’s Training Classes,” taught by my boyhood mentor, Aude McKee.
In the spirit of a disciple’s question to Jesus, “Teach us to pray,” we humbly offer these suggestions for your consideration.
13 Pointers For Leading Public Prayers Continue reading
Today’s list is taken from one of LeRoy Brownlow’s best-selling devotional books, Today is Mine.
Like each is his one-page devotionals, it’s not only short and succinct, but this one is a list of 10 points about how to achieve success.
Formula for Success Continue reading
A good friend messaged me the other day to share some personal thoughts and mentioned he was rereading Dale Carnegie’s classic book “How To Win Friends and Influence People.”
I recalled it was one of the first books I read regarding relationships when I began preaching. Our exchange triggered the thought to share a few highlights from the book for today’s list. Published in 1936, “How To Win Friends and Influence People” has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.
These simple, succinct suggestions, are still valid. And will make a difference in all of your interpersonal relationships. Continue reading
Tonight, I’m beginning a series on Home Improvement at the Smoky Hill Church in Aurora, CO.
As I was preparing for this series I came across “Rules of Our Home.” Modified and adapted, here they are for your thoughtful consideration.
20 RULES OF OUR HOME Continue reading
Today is “Earth Day.”
Since it was first organized and celebrated in 1970, environmental concerns have garnered greater national attention and the movement has gained momentum. More and more companies are environmentally conscious. The “Go Green” slogan is familiar to us.
Today’s list offers 5 Biblical principles that you can apply and live by on this Earth Day, as well as every other day. Continue reading
Today is traditionally that annual ominous day, April 15, that’s the tax deadline in the US. However, with today being a holiday, it’s on the 18th of this year.
However, it’s a good time for us to think about our attitude toward paying taxes. Today’s list offers 7 reasons why we ought to be happy to pay taxes. Continue reading
Our list 2 weeks ago was 13 positive “one another” commands. However, there are also some negative one another commands.
Sometimes the Bible instructs us on how to live and get along with one another, by showing us toxic behaviors that harm our relationships.
7 “One Another’ Don’ts Continue reading
Today is April Fools Day. A day that some historians claim dates back to 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Georgian calendar as mandated by the council of Trent.
Whatever the origin, it’s known as a day for pulling pranks, practical jokes, and perpetrating hoaxes,
Today’s list, however, is not a joke. But a look at what the Bible says about fools. Sometimes, we learn what we ought to be doing, by looking at what we should shun. Continue reading
We might think getting along with fellow Christians ought to be easy. But it’s not. In fact, the book of Corinthians attests to this fact.
So, there are numerous exhortations in the Bible about developing a harmonious relationship and a more meaningful fellowship. Often they are issued as a part of the “one another” commands.
Today’s list offers 13 positive one another commands. Continue reading
Our word of the week, “holiness,” challenges all of us in an unholy world to be set apart from our culture. Different from the world. Morally clean in an immoral mess.
Let’s be honest, holiness is hard. It demands diligence. Requires self-discipline. And calls for daily self-examination.
Today’s list offers 13 simple, yet practical and workable steps for maintaining holiness in our Christian walk. Continue reading