Thanksgiving proclamation by President George Washington

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789 By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His…

FDR’s World War II Thanksgiving Proclamation

President Franklin Roosevelt 134 – Proclamation 2571—Thanksgiving Day  November 26, 1942 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.” Across the uncertain ways of space and time our hearts echo those words, for the days are with us again when, at the gathering of the…

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a…

How to break up the fights in your church

INTRODUCTION In evaluating society, few things are more universal than conflict. Conflict has been occurring between people regardless of race, culture, civilization, or religion through the ages. Today’s society in general has become overridden with conflict and disputes. Fewer people are seeking peaceful ways to resolve their conflicts and sadly, litigation has become the norm….

What’s Right with the Church?

BOOK REVIEW OF WHAT’S RIGHT WITH THE CHURCH by William Willimon What’s Right with the Church is a hopeful, encouraging, and genuine book about the definition and purposes of the church.  It is an uplifting book and helps one in full-time vocational ministry keep their ministry focused.  William Willimon addresses difficult questions and does not…

Tough Love Praying

When one person continually takes advantage of another person, it’s time to set boundaries.  Saying prayers to God will help you when you  need to apply “tough love” to set boundaries in difficult relationships.  Here is a prayer for you. How to Do This Prayer Practice When I was struggling in how to work through…

The first to drop the stone

SERMON LESSON:  JOHN 8:1-11 SERMON TEXT:       JOHN 8:7 SERMON TITLE:      “First to drop the stone” BEHAVIOR PURPOSE: To move hearers to face their commonality with all sinners. INTRO— BERMUDA—ON OUR HONEYMOON, WE ATE AT FINE RESTAURANTS BECAUSE MY PARENTS GAVE US A MEAL PLAN.  FOUND MYSELF LOOKING DOWN ON OTHERS—HATE TO ADMIT, IT FELT GOOD. …

Please don’t abandon your marriage

Letter I wrote to a friend seeking to abandon her marriage. Names have been changed. Dear Sally I have really wrestled with how to best communicate my thoughts to you regarding your recent actions. By all the evidence I’ve seen, you are no longer the person I thought you were. I have no idea how…

Always walk at graduation 

Always walk at #graduation. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to earn another degree last year. I was not going to walk in graduation because I thought the pageantry and “pomp & circumstance” was over the top and a waste of time. I’m grateful I did decide to walk and I loved every minute…

Ideas for “catching” a ministry job

Start with those who know you best. Maybe you could create a position at your current church. Knowing them well, see a need and address the “pain” the church is feeling. Develop creative solutions for your current pastor to hire you. Initially, your church may say they don’t have the money but you could spend…

Just do it: How your school can make the biggest impact in your community

Statistics show selfless school administrators and teachers of private schools are making a tremendous impact on their community of families, but they often struggle to have the same influence on their local community. How can a private school have maximum impact on their community where it leads to future school growth? The great advertising executive…

5 impressive Social Media church leader ideas

Seeing church leaders take advantage of social media tools and engage with people is very exciting.  It allows them to be more approachable and accessible to their audience in a casual and easy to use format. The tools they use are free (for the basic options), equipment can be as basic as one’s iPhone and…