Ministry to the Sick, the Diseased, and Those With Evil Spirits Rick Renner So that from his [Paul’s] body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. — Acts 19:12 We saw in yesterday’s Sparkling Gem that the Bible explicitly tells … More Ministry to the Sick, the Diseased, and Those With Evil Spirits
How to Guard Your ‘Yes’ (and Own Your ‘No’) This post originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text to help you thrive. A year ago, my wife signed me up for a drop-in improv workshop. After just one class, I was hooked. Soon, I was taking weekly classes, going to shows, and pretty much out … More How to Guard Your ‘Yes’ (and Own Your ‘No’)
Most Common Writing Mistakes: Is Your Opening Line Lying to Your Readers? Your opening line may be bristling with energy, danger, and barbed fishhooks with which to reel in your readers, but if the paragraph that follows pulls the old switcheroo, your reader is more likely to be irritated than impressed. Let’s take a look … More Most Common Writing Mistakes: Is Your Opening Line Lying to Your Readers?
Use What Influence You Have! Rick Renner But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. — 1 Peter 3:15 Several years ago my heart was stirred to pray … More Use What Influence You Have!
Gold, Silver, Precious Stones, Wood, Hay, or Stubble Rick Renner Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble. — 1 Corinthians 3:12 If you are ever fortunate to visit the city of Rome, you will be amazed to see how much of that ancient city has survived the … More Gold, Silver, Precious Stones, Wood, Hay, or Stubble
Why You Should Follow Your Curiosity Lewis Howes When considering a career and a lifestyle, people often offer the advice to follow your passion. It seems like solid advice, but what happens if you don’t know what your passion is? People ask me all the time how to find their passion, which is always a … More Why You Should Follow Your Curiosity
Most Common Writing Mistakes: Is Your First-Person Narrator Overpowering Your Story? Stories told by a first-person narrator (i.e., “I went to school today” vs. the third-person narrator “she went to school today”) are increasingly popular these days, particularly in YA fiction. But this is often a narrative perspective that’s tricky to get right. The first-person … More Most Common Writing Mistakes: Is Your First-Person Narrator Overpowering Your Story?
What Kind of a Special Vessel Are You? Rick Renner But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and earth…. — 2 Timothy 2:20 There are many different roles in God’s Kingdom, and each role is significant and important. The devil often tells people that … More What Kind of a Special Vessel Are You?
But Why Candlesticks? Rick Renner And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks. — Revelation 1:12 As we saw in yesterday’s Sparkling Gem, there was no commodity in the ancient world more valuable than pure gold. In fact, the desire to obtain hoards of … More But Why Candlesticks?
5 Must-Have Traits of Successful Leaders These soft skills create hard results. Lisa M. Aldisert Leadership styles have shifted steadily over the past couple of decades. This shift has been prompted by the generational evolution of the workforce makeup resulting in a shift of leadership demographics. As the veteran generation and baby boomers begin to … More 5 Must-Have Traits of Successful Leaders