from Dave Barnhart at Ministry Matters:
Although I don't do eight-minute commercials for my church during worship, I do catch my church doing good things. I am thrilled when they invite guests and give generously. I see spontaneous acts of love and a sincere desire to serve the world, and every time they do something without my cajoling or nagging (which is ineffective anyway), I celebrate with them. This kind of cheerleading is more than empty, "Rah, rah, rah." It is leading with gratitude and praise-- with cheer.
Dave's words are something all of us need to hear.
The entire post can be read here.