I need Thee every hour,Most gracious Lord;No tender voice like ThineCan peace afford. Refrain:I need Thee, oh, I need TheeEvery hour I need Thee;Oh, bless me now, my Savior!I come to Thee. I need Thee every hour,Stay Thou near by;Temptations lose their powerWhen Thou art nigh. Refrain I need Thee every hour,In joy or pain;Come quickly and abide,Or life is vain. Refrain I need Thee every hour,Teach me Thy will;And Thy rich promisesIn me fulfill. Listen to the message “We Do Not Lose Heart — Part Two”

New research shows that Americans’ religiosity increasingly doesn’t line up with whether they officially belong to a congregation. Earlier this year, Gallup reported that for the first time in the country’s history, fewer than half of Americans were members of a church or house of worship. The news was covered widely, one of the biggest religious headlines so far this year. It resonated with many and seemed to indicate how dramatically the religious landscape has continued to shift. Gallup has been asking survey respondents if they are a member of a church, synagogue, or mosque since the mid-1930s. Until 1990,…

The alliance of the world’s leading Bible translation organizations, called illumiNations (@illumiNations), is launching an ambitious Bible translation fund raising campaign to make Scripture available in every language in the next 12 years. [Read the Bible in multiple languages on Bible Gateway] The “I Want to Know” campaign asks people to sponsor the translation of one or more Bible verses in partnership with one of the 3,800 language communities worldwide that don’t yet have a complete Bible. More than 2,000 of those languages don’t have a single verse of Scripture yet. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, A Day in…

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions every year. Whether you like to jot down goals and openly talk about them with friends and family, or if you simply think of a new calendar year as a convenient time of renewal; most of us spend some time looking ahead, setting goals, making plans. Whatever else your bucket-list may contain, I’d like to make a case for daily Scripture-reading time in 2021. This is a goal many of us make every year to varying degrees of success. In reality, it could be a goal we make or renew every single Sunday….

It’s much easier to say we are thankful than to actually be. Learn to embrace gratitude in every season.

For generations of Black women, quilting has been a way to tell stories and protest injustice. In this video, we profile a world-renowned quilter whose work has taken a new turn as the country wrestles with racism.

There are many things every parent should know, but here are the top five things I wish someone would have told me years ago.

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions every year. Whether you like to jot down goals and openly talk about them with friends and family, or if you simply think of a new calendar year as a convenient time of renewal; most of us spend some time looking ahead, setting goals, making plans. Whatever else your bucket-list may contain, I’d like to make a case for daily Scripture-reading time in 2020. This is a goal many of us make every year to varying degrees of success. In reality, it could be a goal we make or renew every single Sunday….

The last time I saw my grandfather alive he made fun of me for being a pastor. You’ve probably heard the jokes or even made them yourself. “What does a pastor do all week anyway? You only work like one hour.” I wanted to tell my grandpa we have two worship services on Sunday morning, and they go for three hours by themselves. But I didn’t think arguing would help.  That’s one extreme view, the view of a pastor who works little. The other extreme is a pastor who works all the time, like 80 hours a week, and no one else in the congregation does anything because “real ministry” only counts as such when done by professionals. Yet there is no way most churches, my own church included, could exist if only a handful of pastors did all the pastoring.  Every Christian a…

Fathering isn’t confined to dads and kids; everyone can feel and express the love of our divine Father, which inspires, strengthens, and heals.

In a previous article, I wrote that without Christ you were a lost and helpless and hopeless sinner. But now in Christ you are a new creation. God’s Spirit lives in you! You are God’s man, God’s woman. Be who you are.  In this article, I want to give you three distinguishing marks of every man and woman of God. These were God’s words through Paul to Timothy, and so they apply to us today. Three Distinguishing Marks of Every Man and Woman of God  1. You have made a confession.  Take hold of the eternal life to which you were…

What does the Bible verse that says we are to lay aside every weight and sin mean? What is this weight the author is talking about? The Cloud of Witnesses The author of Hebrews wrote, “Therefore,… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A church building doesn’t have to be big, fancy or cutting-edge. But it needs to facilitate the mission. Uh… Wow. Every 30 years? Yes, those are the stats, according to a church renovation expert I heard at a recent conference. By the time his company is called in to help a church renovate their sanctuary, lobby, exterior or anything significant, it’s been three full decades since any part of their facility has been updated in any meaningful way. That’s. Too. Long. Updating On A Budget (Or NO Budget) I’m aware of how costly it is to update church facilities –…

Once we have been given a vision of what God wants us to do for Him, the next thing that happens is that the vision dies. But there is a reason for this.

Either we can control our thoughts or our thoughts will control us.