The Validation Trap

The Validation Trap

When I was a younger pastor, I loved serving the Lord. I lived full out for Christ and for the church the Lord allowed me to shepherd. Although I knew I was serving as unto the Lord, there were darker motives too—ones that I didn’t recognize, let alone...
Angry Birds

Angry Birds

There are some social media users for whom the cute little twitter bird logo would be more accurately represented as the cannon-like self-ejecting fowls from the Angry Birds game. Like those birds, they hurl themselves into any situation that they perceive to be...
10 Lessons from 60 Years

10 Lessons from 60 Years

Two weeks ago, I was sitting on the edge of my seat listening to a lesson Dr. Don Sisk gave at our annual staff training. It was titled “Principles for Life” and was full of biblical, practical advice. Dr. Don Sisk is eighty years old and has served the Lord for sixty...
Four Men at a Table

Four Men at a Table

Earlier this week I had the joy of sitting with my brother and my two sons over a breakfast table for fellowship. We try to get together once or twice a year to talk about the state of our lives spiritually and the state of the work of God in America. Specifically,...

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