Revitalize Your Church



Three Humors of the Human Heart

Three humors of the human heart interpret reality.  Humor inspired by heaven above, sustaining the soul, abundant in love.  Humor devised of earthen clay, resulting in...

Revitalize Your Church   6 days ago

Feel the Sickness to Find the Cure

"The state of the true Christian is a state of peace, joy, love and holiness; but before a man attains it, he must go through a course of fear, anxiety and repentance, whether...

Revitalize Your Church  4/9/14 12:27pm

You Can Never Have Too Much Love

A beautiful thought expressed by 18th Century Methodist leader, John Fletcher, in a letter to his dear friend, Charles Wesley:I have the impression that we can never have too much...

Revitalize Your Church  4/8/14 11:22am

Reading Other People's Mail

I find rich inspiration in historical letters written by great men and women of faith.  The following writings helped and encouraged me greatly in my spiritual journey....

Revitalize Your Church  4/1/14 12:30pm

10 Suggestions for Successful Small Town Ministry

A young pastor recently asked me what ten things I would recommend when beginning a ministry in a small community.  I took some time to ponder his question, and decided to...

Revitalize Your Church  3/31/14 10:54pm

Focus on the Fountain, Not the Streams

"Many in our churches make the serious blunder of confining their attention to the outer, to the neglect of the inner life.  They work at the streams, and fail to give their...

Revitalize Your Church  3/31/14 12:24pm

A Baker's Dozen Writing Tips

1.  The secret to good writing is rewriting.  Every first draft stinks, but by the sixth or seventh edit, it takes shape and sing.2. Word reduction makes writing...

Revitalize Your Church  3/28/14 11:11pm

Hope for the Troubled Heart

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson.Pain from the past often permeates the present....

Revitalize Your Church  3/28/14 12:51pm

When God Showed Up at John Wesley's Prayer Meeting

About three in the morning as we were continuing instant in prayer, the power of God came mightily upon us, insomuch that many cried cried out for exceeding joy, and many fell to...

Revitalize Your Church  3/27/14 11:22am

Get Rich Quick!

1 Timothy 6:18 reveals the secret to instant riches!

Revitalize Your Church  3/26/14 12:04pm

Reflections on Friendship

A friend is someone who stays with you in the bad and good weather of life, guards you when you are off your guard, restrains your impetuosity, delights in...

Revitalize Your Church  3/26/14 11:48am

It Doesn't Hurt to Ask

“ASK and you shall receive, that your joy might be full.” (John 16:24)“ASK, and it shall be given unto you. Seek and you shall find. Knock, and the door shall be opened unto...

Revitalize Your Church  3/25/14 11:59am

When You Are Angry

1.  Remember, you can be wrong in your "rightness."2.  Recongnize the damage of uncontrolled anger.  (It's only one letter away from danger.)3.  Prayerfully...

Revitalize Your Church  3/24/14 12:48pm

Leadership is a Corduroy Road

"The leadership journey travels along a corduroy road. Success is mixed with failure. It is failure, not success, that sorts out leaders from non-leaders. Invariably, when a...

Revitalize Your Church  3/21/14 10:44am

When Chased by Trouble Use Your Wings

While digging through my father's old files, I found some interesting clippings from The Wesleyan Methodist Magazine.  These articles, written over five decades ago by Dr....

Revitalize Your Church  3/20/14 1:01pm

Why Carry Those Heavy Burdens?

In that misty state between wakefulness and sleep, I dreamed I was climbing a mountain with a heavy backpack on myshoulders, making the steep journey almost impossible. Then...

Revitalize Your Church  3/19/14 12:52pm