5 WAYS TO HONOR THE LADY OF THE HOUSE ON MOTHER’S DAY

The majestic Statue of Liberty towers above the entrance to New York harbor.  The French government gave it to the United States.  A sculptor named Bartholdi spent twenty years and a lot of his own money to finish the project.  When he looked for a human model whose facial features he could reproduce as “Lady Read more about 5 WAYS TO HONOR THE LADY OF THE HOUSE ON MOTHER’S DAY[…]

10 QUESTIONS I WISH I HAD ASKED MY DAD

   My dad, a textile mill worker in rural North Carolina, loved Jesus passionately. Forced to drop out of school in the seventh grade to go to work, after coming to Christ as a young man, he studied the Bible voraciously. Dad taught an adult Bible study class, wrote poems about faith, and often wept when Read more about 10 QUESTIONS I WISH I HAD ASKED MY DAD[…]

8 TIPS FOR GIVING CRITICISM

When you need to confront, especially as one Christian to another, or as a leader to someone you supervise, here are tips I’ve learned from 40-plus years in vocational ministry. 1.    Know the conditions for giving criticism. When is it necessary?*Is the person’s attitude or behavior dishonoring God, or in direct defiance of biblical commands/principles?*It Read more about 8 TIPS FOR GIVING CRITICISM[…]

9 TIPS FOR RESPONDING TO A CRITIC

The only surefire way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.  In a span of 45 years of ministry, here are response suggestions that I’ve learned the hard way.​1.     Not every critic or criticism merits a response. If I defend myself from every salvo, the effort siphons off time and energy needed elsewhere.  Ask the Read more about 9 TIPS FOR RESPONDING TO A CRITIC[…]

The Autumn Years Of Marriage

A long marriage relationship doesn’t make or break one’s character; it merely exposes it. Those years constituting middle age and beyond are particularly revealing. That’s when the kids are in college or living on their own. The schedule no longer revolves around their school or sports’ activities. Then you’re forced to focus on the marriage Read more about The Autumn Years Of Marriage[…]