Thanks for your prayers and expressions of concern this week. I started the weak not feeling well. But I am doing much better. Praise God!

A big shout-out to the pastors of the Shiloh Church for stepping up in such a great way this week!

Shout-out to Tim Challies for commending my post: An Essential Part of Planning Your Preaching

I am looking forward to the 2013 Thriving Summit in Philadelphia (October 11-12)

I hope to see you at The Expositors Summit at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, October, 29-31.

Every preacher should read Steven Lawson’s little book, The Kind of Preaching God Blesses.

Thom Rainer: How Many Hours Must a Pastor Work to Satisfy the Congregation? 

Jeramie Rinne: Learning the Art of Sermon Application 

Eric Geiger: 3 Challenges of Being a Pastor’s Wife

Brian Croft: Is Your Child a Christian?

Jonathan Parnell: The Main Ingredient in Effective Prayer

Russell Moore: What’s at Stake with Internet Pornography

Stephen: Lust Has the Worst Credit Rating 

Trillia Newbell: Grace Frees You to be Transparent 

Jesse Johnson: 10 Principles to Guide Your Giving

Max Lucado: The Write Stuff

Bret Lott: There’s No Such Thing as a Writer (and other thoughts for those of you thinking about writing)

“Here’s a great truth about humility: Humility is the best friend you have. And the other side of the seesaw: Pride is the worst enemy you have.” – H.B. Charles, Jr., It Happens After Prayer, p. 128

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