When the headwinds get strong and the path ahead is daunting… lean in!
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how canContinue reading “Constructive Competition”
One of the persisting questions I get as a pastor is the problem of pain and suffering. Heartbreak. Estrangement. Accidents. Natural disasters. Disease. Death. Why does God allow it? Does He not love us… love me? Is this suffering somehow my fault? One frequent answer is that God will use this pain somehow soon forContinue reading “God Has Purpose in Our Pain”
A lifetime ago, I was steeped in the Contemporary Christian Music world and followed closely the output of Michael W. Smith. Late in my following of him, he put out the Go West, Young Man album and the song How Long Will Be Too Long? One of the first lines in the song is: “TellContinue reading ““How Long Will We Grovel at the Feet of … Power?””
More than 20 years ago, when I first entered ordained ministry as a campus minister, I was getting to know an experienced youth pastor at a large local church. I really liked him (and still do), but I remember an unguarded moment when he shared how he really felt about his church and the seniorContinue reading “A New Reformation?”
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Daryl is a pastor, an organization consultant, a husband and a father to four children.
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