Ministering To Others Through Your Own Pain

(From The Archives) You’re hurting. You’ve got your own challenges. Life isn’t being any kinder to you than it is to anyone else. The danger is that when we are hurting, or tired, or disappointed, we withdraw into our pain and block everything else...

Making Your Mind Up

Faith looks a lot like making your mind up. Whenever you find yourself trying to trust God, trying to believe Him, trying to rely on Him, then you’re not actually doing any of the above. The person who trusts God, is the person who has made their mind up....

Smelling Of Roses?

Sometimes people ‘come up smelling of roses.’ You know – it’s the person for whom things seem to unexpectedly turn out well; someone whose reputation is untarnished when we might have expected it to be damaged.  It often frustrates us because it seems as though...

Website Redevelopment

You might have noticed that things have been changing here on steveparsons.net lately. That’s because my good friend Darryl Bain has been helping me move my entire platform over to WordPress. If that means nothing to you, don’t worry about it ! However, it...

If It’s Not Love, It’s Not Jesus

I’ve been around the church my whole life. My dad is a Minister, and so I grew up going to church on Sunday and youth on Wednesday nights. You could say that church is kind of ‘in my blood’. I love the church. I know that Jesus does. He gave Himself...