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

Arguments Against Gay Marriage (Christian Thoughts on the Gay Marriage Debate)

In this article I plan to write about the Christian arguments against gay marriage. Practically everyone in the mainstream media seems to be discussing why gay marriage should be legalized, but in this article I plan to offer my own Christian thoughts on the gay marriage debate. My perspective is derived out of being the pastor of a Christian church in the rather liberal state of California, USA. I am a ... 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

Serving Others and the Countless Blessings You Receive By Doing It

You probably already know this but God wants each of us serving others. Serving others is the very reason we are each still here on earth. But as much as serving others is required, we fail to remember that we receive blessings upon blessing when we step out of our comfort zone to serve other people. Jesus said this: "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). Do you believe Jesus? Do ... 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

10 Observations About Your Function in the Body of Christ

Have you ever thought about how God wants you to specifically function in the body of Christ? I have, and here is a bit of what I have gleaned after preaching from Romans chapter twelve over the past few weeks. You are to be a functioning member in the body of Christ After all, the Lord does not place unnecessary members in the body of Christ, right? Of course not. Therefore, what would God have you do ... Continue

3 Ways to be a Better Husband and Show Love to Your Wife

In case you didn't know, marriage ain't easy. But praise the Lord that there are ways to be a better husband to your wife. I used to think that I was the most patient and caring person on planet Earth. No seriously, it's the truth. I really thought I was more patient than most people and that I had the sort of servant's heart that would make any man green with envy. But then something happened that ... 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

Christian Jokes and Other Funny Stories That Will Make You Smile

I love reading Christian jokes every now and then. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh? I know I certainly do. Christian Jokes Designed To Make You Smile Christian leaders need to laugh and know how to laugh. It's important for the soul and for others who follow our lead. If everything is serious then, really, nothing is serious. It is for reasons like this Christian jokes should be read and shared ... Continue

Christian Pick Up Lines (Part 2)

One of the most popular articles here on my blog is the one I wrote on Christian Pick Up Lines (click here to read that post). It gets nearly 200 unique readers every day from Google searches alone. Since this is the case, I've decided to provide a follow-up article that provides even more cheesy Christian Pick Up Lines. (Because...and let's face it, ladies...you can never hear too many pickup lines, ... Continue

How To Lose Weight Fast With Diet And Exercise (28 Pounds in 28 Days)

It happened about two months ago. My wife and children were thumbing through some of our photo albums and came across our wedding pictures. There were lots of pictures of my beautiful wife in her beautiful white gown. But many of the photos had a skinny guy holding her hand. A skinny guy who my kids weren't familiar with. They said, "Who is that with mommy?" "That's daddy," my wife replied. "What? ... Continue

What Is Happiness?

Do you want to know what is happiness? I'll tell you the secret. True happiness is not money. Money merely allows you to do things you want to do. Focus on happiness, not coin. Click Here To Tweet The Above Quote Your Own Answer To What Is Happiness I want to give you a few steps to achieving a happier life. I'm an encourager. I want to help and assist people in what I believe is most meaningful. I ... Continue

What Is Life? (3 Tips For Living A Better Life)

I've been tweeting a lot of quotes across Twitter these last few weeks. The quotes have to do with the concept surrounding: "What Is Life?" I've quoted philosophers, theologians, politicians, mathematicians, environmentalists, and even Jesus Christ Himself. What I've learned, essentially, is that there are millions of people who want to know the answer to: What is life all about? "Wondering what is life ... Continue