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Created on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 / Worship
Tags: David Santistevan, music, joy, instrument, stress, relationship, critical, practice, creativity, heart, disconnection, sharing, gift
In this post, I'm going to outline six reasons that your musicality isn't as strong as it could be, in hopes that you'll re-imagine your instrument and rediscover the joy of music. 1. You're stressed. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 / Adversity
Tags: Thom Rainer, resign, quit, seasons, relationship, marriage, pastors, church staff, lay leaders, clarity, gratitude, joy, critics, discouragement, difficulty
You are frustrated. Or hurting. Or just don't know if you can take it any more. You may be in a difficult relationship. You may be in a job you hate. You may be the pastor of a church, and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 18 August 2014 / Youth
Tags: Rob Ketterling, pastors' kids, pressures, beliefs, challenges, trip, ugly side of ministry, joy, zapped, dream big
Being a pastor, I have such a passion for pastors' kids. It's such a unique way to grow up—complete with unique pressures, unique benefits and unique challenges. Just like most things in life, it ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 03 July 2014 / Media
Tags: Phil Cooke, media ministry, success, Joel Osteen, Billy Graham, Joyce Meyer, Salvation Army, American Bible Society, whole package, production quality, creativity, response, training, media buying, ...
Pastors and ministry leaders come to me from time to time and ask an interesting question: "Do for me what you did for Joel Osteen." Apparently, they think it's easy. But whenever I've worked with ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 20 June 2014 / Adversity
Tags: Holy Spirit, church, miraculous anointing, boldness, joy, enthusiasm, sin, selfishness, raw power, flesh, gifts, altar, tongues, vibrate, shake, prayer ministers
When the Holy Spirit comes in His fullness, people receive miraculous anointing, remarkable boldness, overflowing joy and irresistible enthusiasm. Yet because we are all bent toward sin and selfishness, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 15 May 2014 / Evangelism
Tags: Joyce Meyer Ministries, media outreach, Bible teaching, social media, languages, television, radio, programs, Facebook
Media Outreach/Bible teaching The global impact of Joyce Meyer Ministries is nearly immeasurable, but the numbers certainly speak for themselves. Meyer, who considers herself more of a practical Bible ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 27 March 2014 / Worship
Tags: Brandon Cox, worship, pastors, powerful, presence, God, Jeff Kennedy, Grace Hills, crying, praise, joy, fear, humility, anticipation
What does it mean to worship “in the presence of God”? Sometimes we take our terminology for granted. After all, isn’t God always present everywhere? And in reaction to our feel-good, experience-driven ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 / Relationships
Tags: Thom Rainer, joy, pastors, babysit, wife, church, sermon, critic, committee, salary, kids, normal life, preparation
I just received a letter from a delightful lady. She was a member of a church where I was ordained in the ministry. What I remember most about her was the way she offered encouragement to the pastors of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 25 December 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Thom Rainer, LifeWay Research, joyful, pastor, Bible, prayer time, daily, family time, calendar, long-term perspective, churches, sense of humor, blame, circumstances
I have in front of me the names of 20 pastors I know well. It did not take me long to assemble the names by the specific trait I was seeking. Simply said, I wanted to find out what names I would write ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 20 December 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Edmondson, Bible verses, life, ministry, truths, hidden, heart, index card, refrigerator, Noah, evil desires, ignorance, holy, salvation, joy, willing spirit
Here are 12 Bible verses that have helped shape my life. There are so many others, but these were the first 12 to come to mind. I memorized these years ago, and they’ve been timeless truths—daily reminders—that ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 30 August 2013 / Youth
Tags: Gina McClain, copious, Joy Bowen, Orange Conference, worship, mobilization, youth, kids ministry, passions, gifts, intentionality
Two years ago, I sat in on a breakout session led by Joy Bowen at Orange Conference 2011. Within the first five minutes she used the word ‘copious.’ I was hooked. Joy’s topic focused on mobilizing kids ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Kyle Searcy, eternity, praying, daydreaming, heaven, Christian, E.V. Hill, Revelation, Apostle Paul, pain, Jesus, joy, boldness
Have you ever had one of those long daydreaming moments while you were should be praying? I certainly have. You know the scenario: You are supposed to be talking to the Lord, and you suddenly find yourself ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 / Money
Tags: Rick Warren, Christian, Enjoy, Life
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 25 January 2013 / Preaching
Tags: God, Gift, Conflict, Joyce Meyer, Strife, Peace
Before Jesus died, He willed us His peace. But we forfeit His gift through strife. The Bible tells us that everything the Father has is ours through Jesus (see John 16:15). What does the Father have? He ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 11 January 2013 / Money
Tags: Rick Warren, gifts, benevolence, joy
“These instructions are not empty words — they are your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life …” (Deuteronomy 32:47 NLT) Many people think the Bible is only filled with commands labeled “Thou ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 / Communication
Tags: Joyce Meyer, Thoughts, Mind of Christ, Victory
I do not believe we can live in victory unless we realize there is power in what we say. As believers, we need to be trained to understand the soul, which is made up of the intellect, will and emotions. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 October 2012 / Women
Tags: Women, Conferences, Ministry, Succeed, Joyce Simmons, Retreats
Women by the thousands are flocking to conferences, seeking a fresh touch from God and answers to practical questions affecting their lives and ministries. Are they finding what they need? My footsteps ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 / Columns
Tags: Joyce Meyer, Steve Strang, Practices, Preaches, Benevolence
After 37 years of covering most of the world’s major ministries, I believe Joyce Meyer’s is one of the best. We were honored to have Joyce as the guest editor for Ministry Today’s September/October ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 08 October 2012 / Features
Tags: Joyce Meyer, Benevolence, Love, Jesus, Sacrifices
... the gospel in practical ways. Hand of Hope, the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries, supports and provides outreaches around the world. In 2000, Dave and Joyce Meyer founded the St. Louis Dream Center ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 05 October 2012 / Features
Tags: Joyce Meyer, Servant's Heart, Pleasing God, Abeba, Fruit
Some people you meet change your life forever. When I met Abeba, a beautiful, sweet and special little girl in one of our Joyce Meyer Ministries feeding programs in Ethiopia, she was severely malnourished. ... [ +++ ]
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