80 Motivational Quotes to Help You Build Confidence

I absolutely love motivational quotes, inspirational quotes, and quotes having to do with productivity and leadership. Good, thought-provoking motivational quotes have the power to get us through a bad day, to get us off the couch and into the gym, and they can even give us the courage to pursue our life’s dreams. Here are 80 motivational quotes to think about, mediate upon, or even to disagree with...in ... Continue

What Women Want in a Man (I Personally Struggle With the 4th One on the List)

Maybe you've heard that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. But that's just silly because our space shuttles haven't even landed on Mars yet! Seriously, though. Men and women are different, aren't they? Not different as in opposite-sides-of-the-same-coin different, but different as in fire-vs-water kind of different. Do you know what I mean? If there is any Bible passage that illuminates ... Continue

13 Truths About Christian Fellowship. (#10 Might Be My Most Favorite)

One of the greatest parts about being a lover of the only true and living God is the Christian fellowship that goes along with it. It amazes me how so many "Christians" today disregard Christian fellowship and place it so low on the weekly to-do list that it never even becomes a priority. Too many people reject the biblical mandate of Christian fellowship for other things like athletics for the kids. ... Continue

I Hate My Husband (8 Ways to Overcome Conflict in Marriage)

You can find almost anything on internet these days. But you have to be very, very, very careful about trusting the publisher of what you find on the internet because, as President Abraham Lincoln himself said, "Don't trust everything you read on the internet" ~Abraham Lincoln (Get it? I hope so!) I Hate My Husband 6,600 Times Over Google is a mammoth search engine. It also has an amazing internet ... Continue

6 Ways on How to Fix a Relationship between a Husband and a Wife

As I stated in a previous article on ways a husband can show love to his wife: Marriage ain't easy! Marriage can hurt, can be painful, and it oftentimes can feel more like a roller-coaster than a smooth boat ride on a calm lake. There and up's and there are down's. Sometimes those down's feel so low you want to quit, pack up your bags and leave. But there is light at the end of the tunnel for those who ... Continue

9 Things to Consider When Preparing for Ministry as Your Reasonable Service to God

When preparing for ministry, you need to start thinking soberly about it all, the way God thinks. To think biblically is the beginning of a lifetime of reasonable service to other people. CONSIDER THIS: When you were just a child, no one had to teach you how to cheat, to lie, or to be rude by not sharing your toys with others. As you grew older, those "skills" of sinful depravity began to blossom even ... Continue

7 Reasons Why the Pursuit of Excellence is Better than Settling for Mediocrity

I'm learning (though I'm never quite learning it fast enough) that the pursuit of excellence in everything I do is infinitely better than settling for mediocrity. It should seem obvious that the pursuit of excellence in everything you do would be the surest road to maximizing your potential, yet so few of us strive to do just that. Why is that? Rather than settle for average, why don't we give it ... Continue

5 Tips For Creating a Viral Social Movement For Your Ministry, Service, or Product

Here is the issue at hand: Everyone you and I know wants to either lead or join or follow a social movement. And most of us want to do all three at once. What is a Social Movement? A social movement could be something like feeding the homeless people in a medium-sized town, or teaching Christian after-school programs for elementary students, or even helping to raise money for married couples who want to ... Continue

21 Characteristics of Highly Influential People (aka: Christians)

If you are a human being, then you're created in the image of God. If you are a Christian, then you're a person created in the image of God and you have the Spirit of God abiding in you. Christian are, therefore, highly influential people. If you are a Christian, then you're created in the image of God, you have the Spirit of God abiding in you, and you've been supremely equipped by God with various ... Continue

Free Weekly Schedule Template for Anyone Wanting to Take Back Control of Their Life

How's your life right now? That good, huh? Are you busy? Somewhat overwhelmed? Maybe even slightly edgy or frantic? Are you having a hard time figuring where you need to be, and when? Are you flying through your day by the seat of your pants, not knowing exactly what it is you should be doing at any given moment of your day? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I'm happy to inform you ... Continue

Awana Theme Nights, Awana Games, and Children’s Ministry

Awana. It is right around the corner. For my church, it is coming next Wednesday. (Yikes!) And with the kickoff of Awana games and children's ministry in general, that means it's time to outline our Awana Theme Nights. And that means loads of fun! Awana is a wonderful ministry that gives children the opportunity to learn about Jesus Christ and God's holy Word, as well as playing games, having fun with ... Continue

The Definition of Leadership is Planted in the Soil of COMMITMENT

When it comes down to the definition of leadership, there is no moving forward until the issue of commitment is addressed. The Definition of Leadership Begins With Commitment In case you did not already know, people don't follow uncommitted leaders. There is often too much of a lack of commitment in our own lives, so we don't search for leaders struggling with the same plague. As your followers, we need ... Continue