I’ve Been Fired. Now What?

I’ve Been Fired. Now What?

Some time ago, I sat down with a preacher who had recently been fired by his congregation. Behind his smile, his face bore pain and his eyes sadness. Everything about his posture ...

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Bridging the Gap over Keebler Cookies

Bridging the Gap over Keebler Cookies

Ministry is full of interesting, and most of the time, very meaningful experiences; without a doubt, these “experiences” vary across the board. One of my favorite things about my ...

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I Don’t Have Time to Floss

I Don’t Have Time to Floss

For two years now, I have not been a local minister. Through my Teaching Rocket seminars, I have still been privileged to continue in ministry; I speak in some pulpit somewhere ...

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Immersion Therapy

Immersion Therapy

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you (Isaiah 43:2a).’” The twelve boys, aged 11-16, and their coach ...

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How to Not Be Hurt When Members Leave

How to Not Be Hurt When Members Leave

I often see articles on the internet from various faith-based websites about how when members leave, it hurts the minister. After all, some may suggest, the minister may have ...

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Who’s The Boss?

Who’s The Boss?

“Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place ...

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Love Your Enemies on Facebook

Love Your Enemies on Facebook

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be ...

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Trading Places: A Continuing Tale of a Family Living in the Sandwich Generation

Trading Places: A Continuing Tale of a Family Living in the Sandwich Generation

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells talks about how living in the Sandwich Generation is a lot about trading places with your parents.

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