Preparing for Miracles in the Margins

Mentoring Leaders - Preparing for Miracles in the Margins

In Mark chapter five, a man named Jairus came up to Jesus one day and fell at his feet, earnestly pleading for him to heal his daughter. Jesus headed for Jairus’s house; that was his destination.

“And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better, she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, ‘If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.’

Committed to Change: Part 2

Mentoring Leaders - Committed to Change Part 2 (1)

Are you a person committed to change?

This time of year, we’re all thinking about change. We’re going to change our diet, go to the gym, and finally lose that unwanted weight. We’re going to change our spending, budget more tightly, and finally save up that extra cash. We’re going to change our schedule, make more time for the Lord, and finally make 2015 the year we read our Bible every day.

Committed to Change: Part 1

Mentoring Leaders - Committed to Change- Part 1

Are you a person committed to change?

This time of year, we’re all thinking about change. We’re going to change our diet, go to the gym, and finally lose that unwanted weight. We’re going to change our spending, budget more tightly, and finally save up that extra cash. We’re going to change our schedule, make more time for the Lord, and finally make 2015 the year we read our Bible every day.

Transitional Storms

Mentoring Leaders - Transitional Storms

In our lives, we all go through transitions. I call them transitional storms because throughout our lives we are just transitioning time and time again. Transition is the ability to go from one place to the next (as Jesus told his disciples in Mark 4:35). Jesus said let us go over to the other side. To transition from this place to another place. And if you’re going to move in transition, there’s a few things we have to know if we’re going transition well. It seems like our life is one big transition. It’s interesting to me that just about the time we get good with one thing – all of a sudden there’s a transition in our life. You will find in life that constantly you will go through transitions.

Making Room at the Top

Mentoring Leaders - Making Room at the Top

In high school, I noticed a strange phenomenon. The freshmen got smaller every year. It was really weird.

When my friends and I walked onto campus for the first day of our freshman year we were legit high schoolers, admittedly a little intimidated by the seniors, but plenty cool in our own right.

Not so with the punks that came in the next year. Something must have happened at the middle school to stunt their growth. None of the new ninth graders were anywhere near as big, smart, or mature as we had been the year before.

A Macedonian Calling: Part 2

Mentoring Leaders - A Macedonian Calling- Part 2

Whenever people come to us with various requests, it is necessary that we make the distinction between the voice of God and the voice of man. Discerning the voice of God is seldom easy. Pastors are apt to make more mistakes in this area when they are starting out in ministry. I said yes to more things in my earlier days than I do now. Hopefully, as I have grown older I have learned to discern God’s voice better. But even after many years, this is no simple thing.