I was at a conference in Burbank California. The focus of the conference was on fundraising for your nonprofit. At the time, I was the executive director of a mission I had founded in Bridgeport Connecticut. Russ Reid, one of the top fundraising firms in America, sponsored the conference.
In the midst of the meeting, one of the speakers asked a question
On a personal note, my biggest personal battle was not with the alcohol that had ruined my life. In retrospect, that battle was not very difficult. The most dangerous foe I have ever confronted is me. When you finally defeat addiction, that’s when the real battle begins. You discover surprising and painful things about yourself, facts previously shielded from you, beyond your horizon of
The result of addiction is eventually self-destruction. The timeline may be different for each person; but for everyone trapped in addiction, the road is painful, wrought with peril, filled with disappointment and hurt. Unless you beat addiction, addiction will beat you.
To change, you must come to a point in your life where change is preferable to the
Christian celebrities, men, and women that are famous for their singing, preaching, writing, and success inundate our culture. Some have built great ministries that are making a significant impact on their communities and the world.
We admire the so-called Super-Christians who have demonstrated their fidelity to God by living lives of hardship, suffering, sacrifice and sometimes even danger.
They made my head hurt! Their music just wasn’t doing it for me. Rap music, even Christian rap music, has never inspired me. That night, it lived up to my expectations. It was loud and grating. Despite the discomfort it brought me, I was the one who invited them to lead our monthly youth night for the teens on the east side of