Category Archives: 1 Corinthians

Advice to a Pastor Under Attack

Recently a young pastor with a heavy heart contacted me. He was overwhelmed and brokenhearted by critics in his church and pleaded for prayer. I have added portions of his original message below. I have made changes to keep his … Continue reading

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When Jealousy is Godly

Consider all that you know about jealousy for a moment. Not very pretty is it? Human jealousy can bring out the worst in us. As recent posts in Climbing Higher have shown, jealousy is often the source of heartache, broken … Continue reading

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Loving Enough to Trust

What would you do for someone you love? Anything? What would you do to someone you love? In the case of Richard Garibay of  Ceres, California, it was torture. For a period of nine days, Garibay and a friend, Armando … Continue reading

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Disciplined Drive

While in high school I had unusual drive to succeed in sports even if I was only average in the classroom. From one sport to the next, I was determined not only to make the team, but also make a … Continue reading

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