Happy Birthday to Us!

February 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

On February 12, Why Didn’t You Warn Me? will be eight years old! Can you believe it? It’s been fun providing you with small group information and resources, even though I’m not terribly regular with my posts. To celebrate our birthday, I’m giving away a copy of my book, Why Didn’t You Warn Me? How […]


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Charts on the Book of Hebrews

April 2, 2013 | Comments Off on Charts on the Book of Hebrews

Wow! Wow! WOW! Did I say, “Wow!” First of all, I love the book of Hebrews. I’ve taught it and would teach it again in a minute. Especially with this book. Kregel Academic has several of these charts books, but I’ve never seen one before. You can be sure that from now on, a Charts […]


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What’s in it for God?

January 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

As I always try to do the first week or so of January, I’ve been praying a lot about my year. I’ve evaluated last year, rejoicing in the things that worked and critiquing the things that didn’t. What do I want to repeat in 2012? What do I want to avoid like the plague in […]


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Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

  It’s that time of year again. I want to wish each of you a very happy and holy Christmas.  It’s been a privilege to serve through this site and my books. I appreciate your support, your comments, and of course, your purchases, during the past year. I’ve just posted the December newsletter with some […]


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Tyler Edwards, pastor of Cornerstone Christian Church in Joplin, MO, says there is something missing in the church today. Stuck in a rut of routines and rituals, he claims the church is caught up in doing what it is “supposed to do” but is lacking the true essence of what it is supposed to provide: […]


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SmallGroups.com has a new Facebook page.  Stop by and “like” them so you can keep up with all the latest small group news. They’ve uploaded photos of all of the regular contributors to the newsletters and downloads. How many do you recognize?


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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Merry Christmas!

Christmas blessings from Mighty Oak Ministries As you finalize all of the details for people, food, and gifts, it is my prayer that you will also take a few minutes to focus on the reason for this season. Consider Jesus. We needed a Savior, so Jesus came! We needed forgiveness, so Jesus paid the price! […]


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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I want to wish each of you a very happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for my readers and for the opportunity to share strategies for Growing Deeply, Healing Progressively, and Maturing Splendidly as you love and serve challenging people or in challenging situations. Thanks to each of you who puts yourself out there […]


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The Christmas Gift

November 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

How often do we discount or mistreat others? And how often are we treated badly by others? And how often are the reasons for those conflicts a mystery, even to us? The Christmas Giftt by R. William Bennett is a charming story of a newcomer, a bully, and the benefits of doing the right thing. […]


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Finding the Time to Pray

September 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

I’ve just been notified that my article, Finding the Time to Pray, is being offered as a freebie on SmallGroups.com this week. If you have problems making time to pray in your small group, be sure to check it out. Photo Credit: iStockPhoto.com


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