The Week Ahead:
This weekend many congregations we will celebrate All Saints Day on Sunday. One this day Christian celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day stems from a belief that there is a powerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the “Church triumphant”), and the living (the “Church Militant”). Take time this week to stop and give thanks to God for the Great cloud of witnesses He placed in your life.
Monday: A TED: Talk: The Danger of Silence. “We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t,” says poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
Tuesday: The post on Modern Family ministry options continues.
Wednesday: A devotional message on the Power of the Ressurection in our daily lives.
Thursday: Three Key Components for Leaders. Good leaders can be developed and refined with experience. Great leaders are born with that extra something.
The Week in Review on Revheadpin.org.
Many have wondered why Revheadpin? I am a bowler at my core. To be successful at it you have to consistently hit the headpin.
A TED Talk. Daniel Goleman, the author of “Emotional Intelligence,” asks why we aren’t more compassionate more of the time.
What is the one thing the church can never have too much of? Answer. Young families! How do you go about making this wish a reality?
This week we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It was a world-shattering movement that began with Dr. Martin Luther and his 1517 work The Ninety-Five Theses. Here is a reminder of what the movement was all about at its core.
I am writing this to encourage each of us regardless of age, stage, or situation to run your race. Persevere because God ain’t done with you yet!
Most Popular Post for October:
The posts on What Millennials want in a Church? Those were a big hit in October. If you want to catch up on what you missed here they are for review.
Millennials Want a Courageous Church.
Millennials Want a Community Church.
Millennials Want a Mentoring and Discipling Church.
Every week I meet someone who has been touched by what God has placed on my heart to write. It such a humbling experience. Thank you all for being a source of encouragement to me. I pray this blog a source of encouragement to you. I pray it inspires you and moves you to desire a deeper relationship with a God and Savior Jesus Christ who both love you with an everlasting love.
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Valuing quiet and solitude in academe.
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“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!" -John. 14:12-14
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