They say that the rain from this rainy season completely relieved Southern California's long standing drought. It has been 12 years since I came to this region, and I have never seen it rain so hard.
Before I knew it, I have become quite old. Last week many people celebrated my aging. It is a joy for me to get older. There was a time when I was a little sad about getting older.
Over the past three decades, I have learned much about preacher eater churches. Most of the time, they can be described with six main traits.
It’s a beautiful thing to be able to learn. The heart that desires to learn is a beautiful heart. It is said that the word ‘beauty’ is originally derived from the word, ‘know’.
Here are the most frequent comments we heard from church staff. These are ten ways pastors can be great bosses.
Being 'alone' has taken the reins of an emerging new cultural shift. I recently read an article which commented on the aesthetics of 'alone culture' by illustrating that there are those who eat alone in a restaurant, drink alone at a bar, play alone, sing alone, do make-up alone instead of at a beauty salon, and camp alone, among other things.
Some of the most painful wounds in ministry are self-inflicted. But, sometimes, compromise is in order.
As I am not able to hide my age any longer, I dye the snow-white hairs underneath my ears. The compliments of "You haven't changed a bit!" used to be meaningless to me, but now holds credence over my life.
I received four books as gifts during the last Sunday. It was a really amazing day. Two books were written in English, and the other two books were written in Korean. I am happy when I receive a book as a gift.
It happens too frequently. It can be the lead pastor or any church staff member. And too many churches do not handle such tragedy well.
God has recently allowed me to understand the beauty of holiness. That is one of the great favors that God has done for me. Of course, although I am not good enough, I have lived a life of pursuing holiness until now. Because of my interest in holiness, I have purchased and read books about holiness whenever I came across such books.
I have noted on numerous occasions the incredible pace of change impacting churches. Another change is increasingly become more evident: how and when churches make land purchases. Here are six major shifts.
The mission center supported by our church and organized by our Cambodian missionary, Esther, almost resembles a zoo. A while back, our church staff and our families visited a zoo, but it was still incomparable with the front yard of that mission center.
Yes, yes, many treat this day like several other Hallmark Holidays that have been invented to encourage a culture of consumerism and cause competition in marriages. But on the other hand, when it comes to our spouse, there is nothing that God wants us to show more of than LOVE.
Reading and meditating on the Bible is a divine reading. There is a divine reading among other readings. Divine reading is reading the holy Word of God. The Bible is the holy book. The Bible is the book written being inspired by the Holy Spirit. When we read the Bible, we encounter the Holy God.