What Are You Doing With Your Speech?

The Apostle James reminds us that, "So too the tongue is a small part of the body, yet it has great pretensions. Think how small a flame sets a huge forest ablaze." (James 3:5) Dwight Hill reminds us this week that though the tongue can encourage and build up, it can also tear down, as well.
Tags:  Tongue, heart, profanity, gossip

How Do You Handle Defining Moments At Work?

It doesn't usually happen every day, but there are times when we have to draw the line, speak out, and stand up for our Christian biblical convictions and values. Drew Crandall calls these times "defining moments." For most of us these will happen at work, where we spend the bulk of our waking hours. How do you handle those moments?
Tags:  Opportunities, On the Job

Will You Let God Rewrite Your Story?

There are a lot of ways that the past can haunt us. The Enemy and his henchmen are adept at reminding us of our mistakes and shortcomings, the battles we've lost, and the rejections we have received. He often whispers in our ear, "God doesn't really care about you.He doesn't even like you." Stasi Eldredge reminds us that actually it is God who is rewriting our story.
Tags:  Clean Slate, Starting Fresh, Do-Over

What Is Integrity?

We often talk about the various parts of life--family, church, work, friends, and recreation--in terms of departments, compartments or silos. When we do this we may fail to see and experience the unifying thread of God at work in every aspect of our life. Living an integrated life starts with recognizing that God cares about every aspect of our life. We recognize that He is involved in every facet and connects every part.
Tags:  integrity, uprightness

Jesus Was An Alongsider

This week, in anticipation of our up-coming Building Spiritual Reproducers workshop on March 24 in Princeton, MA, I want to pass along an excellent article from The Navigators ministry website. CBMC has a long time friendship with The Navigators, and I greatly respect their ministry of evangelism and discipleship.
Tags:  alongsiders, discipling

Real Customer Service

The example of Jesus washing the disciples feet is one of the most frequently quoted examples of servant leadership in the Bible, and it is a great one. Unfortunately, we don't get a chance to wash feet in that way these days. How can we really serve our friends and customers best today? Os Hillman gives us some ideas...
Tags:  Workplace, serving where you are