Experience Health & Joy

Serving in partnership lightens the load!

A Word from the Lord “I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:11-12 A Word of Encouragement Jethro was right: Don’t try… Read More

From the most unexpected places

A Word from the Lord “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah….” Micah 5:2 A Word of Encouragement Don’t ever think that the small and unrecognized are not the Lord’s favorite instruments of wonder. Jesus has a way of showing up in the most… Read More

God uses the tiny and unnoticed for big purposes

A Word from the Lord “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree.” Matthew 13:31-32 A… Read More

We’re thankful for your faithful service!

A Word from the Lord “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness.” Matthew 25:23 A Word of Encouragement God notices your ministry efforts, whether you make the evening… Read More

Remember, you’re small, but you belong to the Lord

A Word from the Lord “Although I am less than the least of all the apostles, this grace was given to me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.” Ephesians 3:8 A Word of Encouragement You have mighty deeds to perform in the power of Christ. Remember… Read More

Part of a huge, worldwide family

A Word from the Lord “He took him outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars – if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Genesis 15:5 A Word of Encouragement It’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the… Read More

Jesus shows up when we get out of the way

A Word from the Lord “But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.” Luke 3:16 A Word of Encouragement You’re not called to work miracles. Jesus shows his strength when we point to him and then stay humbly out… Read More

You Bring Glory to God!

A Word from the Lord “Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1 A Word of Encouragement There is only One who deserves the glory and praise for the beauty of the gospel and the… Read More

The Trials Build Strength!

A Word from the Lord “Consider it all joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” James 1:2 A Word of Encouragement God is always at work for your benefit, even in trials, building in you the… Read More

Boasting in the Cross!

A Word from the Lord “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14 A Word of Encouragement The world offers many temporary pleasures, but our glory is in the… Read More

The Struggle Lasts a Short While!

A Word from the Lord “But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.” 1 Peter 4:13 A Word of Encouragement Glory awaits you, but in these days of trial and hardship, we get only little glimpses of… Read More

Lesson Four: Don’t Try Ministry Alone!

Even Han Solo had partners Ministry is hard enough without the self-inflicted wounds we endure far too often. Among them is trying to do everything all by ourselves. I know I’m dating myself with the 1970’s cultural reference, (being a 1950’s guy, my first thought was the Lone Ranger), but… Read More