Preparing for Ministry: TowellMinistry to others is one of the two great adventures to this New Life: getting to know our God better and joining Him in the Rescue. We all get to play a part! Of course only Jesus can save people (as we have found out by our own experience). But He delights in gifting us, training us and going out with us to seek and save those who are lost or hurting in any way.  Now, Where to Begin? This is the easy part. Pray, then jump right in. Almost always you will find open doors for service and people in leadership who are willing to give you a try, if you are willing to “take the lowest place.”

The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening: An Easy Way to Help Others

Hearing what people say is one thing. Really listening is something else entirely. What turns listening into an art form is learning how to juggle listening to others and listening for the Lord at the same time. Listen well enough to others and you will more easily hear from the Lord. These simple rules and visual images will help put you on track, but only practice makes perfect.  And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”…

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The Danger of an Adversarial Stance

Danger of an Adversarial Stance

Have you noticed this phenomenon? You get offended by someone’s character defect. Maybe it isn’t a show stopper, like robbing banks or shooting up saloons, but in your book the person has now become someone who needs correction (for their own good, of course). At first you try to overlook these blemishes, but something needs to be done, so eventually you are “at the ready”—ready to pounce on them and correct them…

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