Is it just me, or do you find that your counseling requests increase right after the holidays with INTENSE situations? Over the first three weeks of the New Year, I've had a handful of REALLy intense life situations for people and couples in the church. Looking...

I was initially going to title this post "Lakeland Revival Learnings", based on the recent revival/renewal/spiritual stirring that took place earlier this year in Lakeland, Florida. The meetings took place under the leadership of evangelist Todd Bentley. They ended when Bentley (who was the primary...

If you're following Pastor For Life, you know we've been somewhat chronicling the story of Pastor Wayne Cordeiro through his recent heart surgery and his return to the pulpit following this encounter. I am a regular reader of his blog ...

This past weekend, Pastor Wayne Cordeiro returned to the pulpit for the first time since his recent heart surgery. You can read about that here. This is a great opportunity to observe how a leader returns to ministry after a life-threatening crisis at the same time...

Wayne Cordeiro, Pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship (a Foursquare Church, the tribe I am part of) in Honolulu, Hawaii, is resting and recovering from significant heart surgery he underwent at Stanford Medical Center in Northern California. Part of his statement reported, "My right artery was...

You don't have to be in ministry to know both the rush and frustration of distractions. We want to know how we can avoid them, when the truth is that we can't. Tasks we haven't thought of, crises that we didn't anticipate and disasters that...

It's good to be writing again. This is my first post since our city experienced the tragic Metrolink Train Crash back on Friday, September 12. While the crash itself happened right outside our city limits, of the 25 people killed in the wreck, 10 were...

Think what you will, but everyBODY needs a nap, at least once in a while, if not almost every day. In reality, this post should probably stand on its own in the "Your Personal Pace" series. The topic is sleep, and you may think it...