Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.” (Nehemiah 2:17, ESV) I have been thinking a lot about leadership recently. Leadership plays an important role in all of our lives. Maybe you consider yourself a leader. Maybe you don’t. But if you are reading this, you are likely a leader. You are more of a leader than you realize. The most basic definition of leadership is "influence." If you have influence, you are a leader. If you are a parent, you are a … [Read More...]
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10, ESV) My wife and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary this weekend. We are headed out of town for the next two days without children. It is time to get away. It is time to relax. It is time to celebrate. It is time to be together. It is easy to get wrapped up in every day affairs. We get busy. We become rushed and hurried. It is easy to get distracted. But it is important to stop. We are always running. But where are we running? Too often we are … [Read More...]
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV) Every Sunday, I share a verse of the week. Use this verse to meditate, pray, ponder, and memorize during the week. See how taking just one verse into your heart each week can be transformational. … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
This is post that started it all and led to the creation of Greater Things Today. Discover 40 Things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of you life.
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.