“Imagine what it must be like to face death without the assurance of salvation, to handle sickness without the comfort of prayer, or to deal with uncertainty without the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Imagining can help us be more like Jesus.” ………… Randy Newman, Questioning Evangelism “When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion … More Imagine facing death…
The church is divided. People are isolated. The fellowship is broken. Leadership fractured. My plea for every church out there in 2021: Leaders get back in the same room, in person, pray together, and ask God how you, as shepherds, can and must boldly lead God’s people at this time. Lead unified… towards greater unity. … More My early plea for 2021
Growth occurs in a person’s life when one realizes that the benefit of facing the pain of change can outweigh enduring the pain of doing nothing. Many people remain stuck because they do not want to face the pain of making changes in their life. Great things happen when the pain of doing nothing has tipped … More Facing the Pain of Change
“The relentless beauty that bursts forth in this broken world is a reminder of the beauty of the relentless love God has for us.” Mark Wanders, Sept. 28, 2020 Almost daily, if we are open to it, we can experience beauty bursting out all around us — in the midst of a messy world — … More Beauty as reminder
“Individual commitment to a group effort or goal, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi And so much more. Key to moving together. Teamwork. Needs to show up in leadership, in our lives, in society….in civilization. Moving from the individual…..to group…..to team, with commitment … More Teamwork. Makes Society Work…
Look only to my own interests? Or look also to the interests of others? Disputing over a mask? To wear or not to wear? Other disputes in your life? To forego personal interest in light of mutual peace bridges opportunity to embrace and overcome fear from either side.
All rivers need a reliable source. Leadership needs the same. Have you ever considered that all worthwhile leadership principles have their source in the Bible? Think about it. All of them. Any trait you want to attribute to leadership you will find in the Bible. Exemplified in the person of Jesus Christ as the perfect … More Leadership Principles Sourced
“The unchanging God brings about change in us for the express purpose to bring us closer to the place of unchanging beauty in Him.” Mark Wanders In a world overrun with so many things gone wrong, we have a Sovereign God in control who wants to move people, created in His image, of one race … More Unchanging God…
We can only lead souls heavenward when we are journeying there ourselves. Leading is not always out front. And journeying is ‘with’.
Sometimes God allows tests in our lives to prove what He has already taught us. Sometimes a test reveals we weren’t listening very well in the first place and need the lesson again. Mark Wanders