GET REAL

GET REAL

Solomon writes, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin” (Proerbers 20:9). But who can say this? Others may pretend to be pure and holy, others may strive to cover up their failures in life and the pimples on their faces; but we need not go to such...
TESTINGS

TESTINGS

I’ve been going through some times of testing. The following is a lesson my mentor, Jerry, has been encouraging and reminding me of. I have been thinking about what comes out of me in those unguarded moments when things surprise, jar, disrupt, disappointment me....
RIGHT? or RIGHTEOUS?

RIGHT? or RIGHTEOUS?

I spoke this weekend at a church in Wisconsin. I’ve been connected with the church off and on for exactly 40 years. I spoke to them on the topic, “Being Right vs. Being Righteous” because I wanted to study the topic. I began with Psalm 40:10 where David says, “I...
UNDERSTANDING TRANSPARENCY

UNDERSTANDING TRANSPARENCY

In 1 John, we read in several places that our relationship with God is inseparably linked to our relationship with other believers. 1 John 1:7 says, “but if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus,...
WALK IN THE LIGHT

WALK IN THE LIGHT

The following is contributed by Jerry a B4T coach. A favorite verse I often repeat out loud was given by an angel to Joseph: “You shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). This promise always breathes faith into me. But...
LOVE in the OFFICE

LOVE in the OFFICE

The following is contributed by a worker in the Middle East. What do you appreciate about _____? As a management team at the office, we brainstormed positive words about each team member—a simple, but uplifting exercise. I then turned these into “certificates of...