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Before you read, please note—this post is not for the faint at heart. Okay, you’ve been warned. Americans are experiencing some real struggles in the area of personal finance. We have too much debt and too little savings. We spend more than we make. The result is some pretty terrifying money statistics. Here are three:
Our desire for immediate results from technology bleeds into our expectations of other humans. Instead of seeing them as people created in the image of God, we treat them as cogs in the wheel of progress and production. But God is not a God in a hurry. After creating the world and bringing humanity into existence, He took a day off and rested.
How do we give thanks when it seems that so many people are angry? How do we give thanks when we are the ones who are angry? I actually think Thanksgiving can be a necessary respite in the midst of an angry moment. Consider a few thoughts about having a thankful Thanksgiving, even when the world around you seems so angry.
From time to time I’ll walk into a church and quickly learn that the team is not healthy. What may be surprising to you is that, on the surface, everything looks good. It’s possible that the church may be growing and the ministry may be having a huge impact in many people’s lives, but something is still not right. The team is not healthy. And many times the team is not healthy because the leader is not healthy.
This Week at ThomRainer.com:
Six Reasons the Role of Interim Pastor Is Changing Dramatically
Today, the role of interim pastor is changing, becoming more complex, and carrying higher expectations. Why is this dramatic change taking place? Here are six major reasons…READ MORE