About a year ago I planted a little jalapeño seed in a small flower pot in a home-made greenhouse on my front porch. I watered it, and cared for it, and checked on it daily with hope for that little seed to sprout… but nothing happened. For weeks I waited and nothing happened. I was just […]
There are likely students in your ministry that struggle with depression and maybe even thoughts of suicide. Take it seriously. Love them. Connect them to help. Pray for them. Support them and their families. Click here for resources from the Mental Health and The Church initiative.
I recently heard someone pose these brilliant questions and answers: When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. When is the next best time to plant a tree? Today. All of us have things we wish we would have done long ago. Started that diet Asked for forgiveness Begun a retirement […]
I’m just coming through a season I’d describe as “pruning”. I had been pursuing a particular objective — stretching my branches in a direction I assumed would be incredibly fruitful. But at the very moment I’d hoped this new growth might begin to bear fruit, it was cut off. Quickly. Painfully. I wish I could […]