Tag Archives: ministry

Return to Sender

I had an all-too-typical experience yesterday. A young woman whom I’d never met stopped by our office and asked to speak to me.  She said she had four kids, and that one of them had cancer.  She and her husband … Continue reading

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10 Qualities a Preacher Needs Besides the Ability to Preach

They call us preachers because we preach.  Some would say that preaching is the main thing we do, though I think that’s debatable.  Lots of excellent orators have destroyed their congregations because they didn’t do anything else well.  And lots of mediocre … Continue reading

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The Verdict is In: I Am Hopelessly Uncool

In fact, I am so uncool I don’t even know if the term “cool” is cool anymore.  Maybe there’s a more fashionable word that describes a person who is totally hip and with it.  Or are “hip” and “with it” outdated, … Continue reading

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7 Church Members Who Get Under Your Preacher’s Skin

Part of ministry work is dealing with irritating people.  I once heard a veteran preacher say to his congregation: “I preach for free.  It’s putting up with you people that I get paid for.”  It was, perhaps, an inelegant comment, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

On behalf of the three stalwart employees here at the corporate offices of alittlestrongereveryday.com (me, myself, and I), I want to wish you, my faithful readers and friends, a Merry Christmas. My favorite part of the Christmas story is when … Continue reading

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