The Right Words for the Right Moment

Yesterday I finished reading The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. This insightful book provides an intimate look at British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, his family, and his cabinet during the German bombings, or “Blitz”, of England prior to the United States’ entry into World War II.  One of Churchcill’s most remembered traits, of … Continue reading The Right Words for the Right Moment

Mistakes Were Made – Examples of Mentoring Mistakes in the Bible

At our ATLAS Mentor Workshops we often talk about examples of mentoring found in the Bible. We’ll talk about elements from different relationships like Jesus and his disciples, Paul and Timothy, Jonathan and David, Priscilla and Aquila with Apollos, and others. These are almost always entirely positive examples.  But I’ve been in the book of … Continue reading Mistakes Were Made – Examples of Mentoring Mistakes in the Bible

Strive to Enter God’s Rest – 5 Helps to Continue Believing the Gospel

“Let us therefore strive to enter [God’s] rest”Hebrews 4:11 “We must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” (Hebrews 2:1) “How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?” (Hebrews 2:3) In other words, don’t miss this. That’s the urgent cry of the book of … Continue reading Strive to Enter God’s Rest – 5 Helps to Continue Believing the Gospel

Excuses, Excuses – When Our Fears Steal God’s Glory

“But Dad, it’s only 9 o’clock!” That was my daughter’s excuse one morning when I asked her to do something. In her mind, listening to dad wasn’t something she was obligated to do until maybe 10 or 11am at the earliest. I must have missed that fine print in the parenting manual. Making excuses is … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses – When Our Fears Steal God’s Glory