Businessman, Rest in the Lord

A little boy came to his mother, saying, "Mamma, I am as tall as Goliath; I am nine feet high."  "What makes you say that?" asked the surprised mother. "Well, I made a ruler and measured myself with it, and I am just nine feet high!" 

There are many people who follow the little boy's method, measuring themselves by some rule of their own.  How are you measuring yourself?

(Psa 127:1 NKJV)  Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.

Tags:  exhaustion, anxiety, rat race, stress, insomnia, sleeplessness, busyness, rest

A Tale of Two Friends

Roger Yeager and John Zengerl have been neighbors (off and on) since 1970.  Once when Roger moved, John and his wife Nancy visited, then fell in love with Roger’s new community.  Soon they bought a home of their own nearby.  Nancy became good friends with Roger’s wife Judy.  It seemed like the two men were destined to become best friends.

Tags:  Operation Timothy, discipleship, hospitality, mentoring, Connect3

What If Jesus Had Not Come? – Part II

As the message of Christ was taught and spread abroad, things began to change.  In the places where Christ’s teachings were taught and obeyed, the deplorable treatment of people would begin to decrease.

Where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached, accepted and practiced, living conditions are improved.  Where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached, people are taught how to treat their fellow human being. 

(John 13:34 NKJV)  "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

Tags:  hospitality, biblical love, government, marriage, family, christmas

What If Jesus Had Not Come? – Part I

One of the most favorite and beloved Christmas season shows is Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.

It is the post-war tale of a savings-and-loan manager who struggles against a greedy banker in a small town.  Through the help of an angel named Clarence, who is trying to win his wings, do-gooder George Bailey (James Stewart) recognizes his life as wonderful and truly rich, only after being shown what his small town would be like if he was never born.  

Tags:  christmas, influence, women, family, abortion

Developing and Maintaining Spiritual Disciplines

A bee that flew up a motorist's trouser leg is being blamed for a car crash that caused more than £7,000 of damage.  The driver, from Mockmuhl in Germany, told police he lost control of the car and swerved into oncoming traffic when he tried to free the bumble bee from his trousers.

No one was injured in the crash, but two cars were badly damaged.

A police spokesman said, however, that they were still investigating the crash as the bee had "mysteriously disappeared" after the accident.

Tags:  spirituality, discipline, discipleship, mentoring, maturity, Bible, Christianity, growth

2015 Year End Newsletter

I pray this CBMC ministry up-date finds you and your family well and enjoying this special me of year! As I reflect on this year end update, I am very pleased with the opportunies that made it possible to share Christ in public venues, and for men to grow in spiritual maturity through small groups and one-on-on discipleship.
Tags:  End of year