Last weekend I attended an event that I can already tell will be one of the most pivotal moments in my life. It was called the Igniting Souls Conference. Kary Oberbrunner and David Branderhorst hosted the conference. I attended because Kary and David have already accomplished what I want to accomplish. They have been generous with me over the last few months with their advice and time. I have watched them interact with their tribe and found them to have the same concern and commitment for their people that I want to have with mine. They have an approach to […]

When God created man it is said he formed him from the dust of the ground and breathed into his body the breath of life, and the man became a living being (Gen. 2:7). We each have both physical and spiritual qualities about us. We have that which is made from the dust and we have that which was breathed into us by God. As bipartite beings made of both flesh and spirit, we are still, however, a unit. We are holistic. There is a mind-body connection. In other words, when I am experiencing physical pain, or sickness, or discomfort […]

Resentment. The longer you live the more and more opportunities you have to feel resentment toward someone. It’s a feeling that betrayed individuals are especially prone to. What exactly is resentment all about? Re- means “again.” -Sentment is like the word “sentiment” which means “to feel.” So resentment means to feel again. And for most people, it means to feel again and again and again and again….We can literally have resentment every day until the day we die. Resentment is a hard feeling to overcome because it can make you feel better about yourself. You have been wronged. Because of […]

Do you think your wife is pretty? Do you tell her you think she is? Does your husband provide well for your family? Do you tell him how much you appreciate all of his hard work to provide? It’s so easy to neglect saying the kind things you’re thinking about your spouse. Honestly, it’s easy to forget to think nice things about your spouse after a while. Not because you’re angry with them, but simply because they can become a part of the scenery. You see them, but you don’t see them. Or, they can become like part of the […]