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Generous or Stingy? Do you give away encouraging words?

We took our one-year-old grandson for his first ride on the Reindeer Carousel in our mall last Thursday. Many people don’t like the commercialism of the Christmas season and the fact that the Reindeer Carousel was already up and running on November 9. But I like this early reminder that Christmas is fast approaching, which causes me to ponder life, giving, and Christ’s return.

Five Healthy Boundaries in Ministry

Few jobs bring more satisfaction than serving others in ministries that bring glory to God. Words of advice from experienced leaders can empower those who are just getting started in those ministries.

For my husband and me, the longer we served overseas, the more we enjoyed our work. Nothing compares to doing life in another culture. Yet, we could not have made it without the guidance of those who had already been serving there.

A Sense of Call to Leadership: When Knowing His Voice Matters

Being in a relationship indicates communication between two people. Imagine going to Facebook and changing your status to say that you are “in a relationship” when only one party agrees to those terms. You might expect some taunting or teasing for such a public declaration.

In a growing relationship with Christ, we should expect two-way communication. The Bible compares a relationship with Christ to the way a bride relates to a groom. Following Christ is a serious matter and indicates that both parties be involved intimately. Those in relationships know one another well.

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