Football Terms And Church Definitions

Written by Harold Herring.

The definitions stirred in me through a sermon that I read by a pastor Dallas Henry from Maine.   Some of them are his, some of them are mine… Google gets some credit and God gets all the glory.

Backfield-in-Motion– Walking out the sanctuary during the sermon to visit the restroom or water fountain.

Bench warmer - Those who do not sing, pray, work, or do anything but sit in church.

Blitz - The rush for the restaurants following the closing prayer of morning worship.


7 Things To Do When You've Been Down But You're Coming Up

Written by Harold Herring.

This morning, I felt the Lord directing me to encourage you in your struggles.  It was like He said to tell you that you may be down, but take heart. . . encourage yourself in His Word.  You may be down … but you’re definitely coming up.

I understand this completely. . .there have been several times when I was down in my life. . .a time or two, as they say in boxing, I could have been down for the count . . . BUT God.

That’s right, no matter how far you’ve been down or what evil has come against you . . .God will bring you up.

Proverbs 24: 15,16 in the Message Bible warns anyone who comes against His own:

7 Qualifications To Be A Commander In The Lord's Army

Written by Harold Herring.

Just over a year ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a proclamation making me an Admiral in the Texas Navy.  I was humbled and honored … not as much by the act as by the recommendation letter from my staff that prompted the appointment.

And yes, there is a Texas Navy and the only way you can be a part of it. . .is through appointment by the Governor.

Do I enjoy being an Admiral?  Absolutely.

In fact, in the words of Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise . . .this is the Admiral’s Log 1.29.12.  Notice the smile on my face. . .okay, back to business.

7 Ways To Get A Grip

Written by Harold Herring.

Have you ever heard the expression “Just get a grip?”

Have you ever said, “Well, I can’t seem to get a grip on this situation?”

Have you ever told someone, “You need to get a grip?”

Do you realize that “get a grip” is more than the title of a song by Aerosmith?

This morning as I was meditating. . .it stirred in me that believers need to get a grip of what’s been holding them back from achieving what God created and endowed them to do. . .and from fulfilling His vision for their lives in 2012.

34 Ways To Know If You're Ready For A Miracle

Written by Harold Herring.

If you believe that God is a miracle working God, then you’re ready for a miracle.

Psalm 86:10 in the Living Bible says:

“For you are great, and do great miracles.  You alone are God.”

If you know that God is no respecter of persons, then you’re ready for a miracle.

Acts 10:34 says:

“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.”  

7 Characteristics Of A Godly Leader

Written by Harold Herring.

Make no mistake. . .God created you to be a leader.

You can also know that the enemy has used and is continuing to use some clever tactics to keep you from realizing that YOU ARE A LEADER.  Sadly, many believers allow him to get away with this deadly deception.

You may never have thought of yourself as a leader and truthfully, what you think will hinder what you accomplish. 

The real question is what does God think about you being a leader. . .how does God see you?