Entries for the 'Encouragement' Category
In Romans, chapter 16, the apostle Paul is inspired by the Holy Spirit to publicly thank individuals who have been used by God to minister to others and to himself. We would like to follow that scriptural example by expressing our heartfelt gratitude to Elaine Williams, who has been the assistant ed...
By: Dinah Monahan
Twelve years ago I started a tiny little center that was a half a room in a building shared with another ministry. I was the receptionist, client advocate, and director—and the cleaning lady also. Never, in my wildest dreams could I have imagined what God was going to do with our ministry. Nev...
By: Mark Hiehle
It seems impossible... how can it be done? A small voice even tries to suggest that what is asked is more than unfair to even expect. Yet, the challenge is unavoidable and the assignment is center stage. "Oh Lord, what do we do now?"
Have you ever contemplated those thoughts as you face a chall...
By: Shauna Amick
Pressure involves being backed into somebody else's corner. Some of those tight spots feel worse than others, yet they all have a few things in common. They're uncomfortable. We might reluctantly give in, or we may be forced to temporarily give up. Either way, pressure can be overpowering.
By: Carol Van Atta
Remember as a young teenager that feeling of despair when your first boyfriend 'pulled the plug' on your infatuation? Those daily phone calls, love-notes, and stolen glances behind your teacher's back screeched to a sudden halt, leaving your heart wounded and seemingly beyond repair. The agony, the ...
By: Debby Lee
usually means heart-shaped love notes, candy in rosy pink cellophane boxes, and sappy love songs. Many sweethearts spend the day celebrating that mushy feeling and commemorating love. I was one of them until February 14, 1994, changed all that.
A jangling phone at 8 a.m. brings me out of a deep s...
By: Tom Lothamer
In the Fall 2008 ATC Centerboard article, I focused on the subject of prayer as being a key ingredient in our walk with the Lord and the pursuit of successful board governance. Recently I came across this study note from the Life Application Bible (Mark 9:29) that really spoke to my heart:
By: Dinah Monahan
When you are in a position of leadership, you learn one thing quickly. You become a target. People don't like your decisions; they take offense because you didn't say something quite right, or they just snipe at you. It is sad, but it is human nature.
It is not that leaders should be considered a...