“When God Doesn’t Shield You From Pain”

I felt the fullness of it, the full substance of everything pain had to offer. I would pray (like Jesus prayed), Father, if there’s any way possible, take this cup (circumstance of suffering) away from me. God answered my prayer loud and clear. No. Continue reading “When God Doesn’t Shield You From Pain”

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“The Jesus Tattoos” (Part-1)

CLICK THE PICTURE TO LISTEN! When you think of tattoos, one of the things that comes to mind is the word, “permanent.” Although tattoos can fade over time, there is something that God gives His servants that never fades and can never be removed. When we begin to grip these permanent, eternal gifts that God has given us, we begin to see life differently, see … Continue reading “The Jesus Tattoos” (Part-1)

“The Sinner’s Peace”

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3-Spending Habits of Pastors That Can Wreck Your Church

Pastors, no doubt, have a lot on their plate. The emails, phone calls, complaints, hospital visits, weddings, funerals, staff meetings, administrative meetings, planning, sermon preparation, weekends,…and the list goes on and on and on. And pastors typically do not enter into the fiscal management of the church, so what is this about the dangerous spending habits of pastors? Well, there are at least three ways pastors can spend their time and energy that will eventually lead to their personal destruction and perhaps even the destruction of the church they lead. I’ve named three. Continue reading 3-Spending Habits of Pastors That Can Wreck Your Church

“Stay in Your Lane”

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thejwpodcast/019.mp3 One of my pet peeves is bad traffic, especially when drivers don’t pay attention. They’re in and out of their lane and sometimes they cause major accidents. Bud nothing good comes from drivers who don’t stay in their own lane. Sometimes we have a tendency to get out of our own lane when it comes to living life. We get into other people’s business … Continue reading “Stay in Your Lane”