Entries Categorized as 'Articles'

The Reason We Go Astray …

Date October 24, 2017

It’s amazing to me how many times I find myself “off track” in the priorities God has laid down for me. There is no doubt that I want His best and I want it sooner than later. Then, it takes so little to cause me to “rabbit trail” away from those things. Jesus talked about the […]

Questions for the New Year

Date December 28, 2016

As the calendar counts down its last days of this year, I stop as I always do and ponder a few questions that help me refocus. As Paul so clearly told us, “When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:4, ESV) This verse reminds me […]

10 Reasons Ministry Isn’t for Wimps

Date May 14, 2015

Editor’s Note: After more than three decades as a youth, mission, solo and senior pastor, Dr. Smith wanted to make sure those who are in discipleship today understand the challenges of stepping up to the accept the position and work of pastoral ministry. He finds this article accurate and sobering.  By Jared Moore The blessings of […]

The Paralysis of Fear

Date June 28, 2010

(Names have been changed to protect privacy.) (c) 1999 Dr. Matthew Lee Smith Every eagle leader knows the fear that comes when someone says, “I need to speak with you,” in that certain tone of voice. “What did I do now?” often runs through our minds. What is almost impossible to bear is when they […]