The Super Bowl was last night. It was supposed to be the sixth championship for the New England Patriots and Tom Brady. It actually seemed like it was Tom Brady against the world. The outcome was exactly the opposite of what people expected. The Philadelphia Eagles wound up the victors in a pretty solid matchup. … Continue reading Rising To The Occasion- What We Can Learn From Nick Foles
God's character is clear: He loves His creation and His heart is for those who have no voice and are lost in this world.
God uses everything for His glory- somehow. It is just hard to see it while we are going through hell on earth.
On my Facebook page, Bobby Benavides, I asked the question, "In an age of busyness and crazy schedules, what are ways you relax?" We all have our calendars filled with important events and meetings. We have our google calendars linked to our phones in order to keep ourselves linked to our schedules. Some people even have … Continue reading Some Relaxing Thoughts
As many have been watching, the attack on the church in Texas has rocked the nation...again. From Orlando to Vegas to Texas, we are watching darkness aim to overtake our light. The two-sides want to point fingers. They want to say how the other side is so wrong and how things need to change. They … Continue reading The World Is Dark, But We Can Shine Brighter
The world needs Christians to step into the bad and point towards the good.
When you are speaking truth into someone's life and they don't want to hear it, you need to step away. It doesn't mean you drop them forever, nor does it mean you stop being there when they reach out.
“And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”-Luke 10:2 One of the issues churches across America are facing is people either being disengaged in the congregation or not even being a part of … Continue reading When The Church Empowers Christ’s People, The World Will Change
In order for change to occur, not only does culture have to change, but so does the heart.
When I first began in youth ministry, I found myself taking on every project and every activity. As a youth pastor, it felt like it was necessary. Many individuals in youth ministry, or ministry in general, find themselves taking on a large amount of work because they feel like they need to justify their jobs. … Continue reading Why Saying No Might Be The Most Freeing Thing You Do