The Lord’s Side?

When Saul realized that YHWH was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days. – 1 Samuel 18:28-29 King Saul was afraid of David because God was on David’s side. Perhaps, there is no greater indicator ofContinue reading “The Lord’s Side?”

God’s Side

When YHWH takes pleasure in anyone’s way, He causes their enemies to make peace with them. – Proverbs 16:7 I’ve always heard, and experience has affirmed, that serving Christ is not a popularity contest. It isn’t. I’ve at times heard, and experience has also affirmed, the difficulty of ministry. Serving the Lord can be difficultContinue reading “God’s Side”

Navigating Normal Crises

In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. – Acts 6:1 Right in the middle of God’s foundational and formational work, in the earliest stages of an amazing movement of God,Continue reading “Navigating Normal Crises”

When Conflict Occurs

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no gossiper, quarreling quiets down. – Proverbs 26:20 Typically, as organizations go through crises (i.e., economic downturns, transitions related to growth, changes in leadership), there is a lot of chatter. Most of this is welcomed, important, and vital as everyone works toward helpfulContinue reading “When Conflict Occurs”