Bananas, Beans and Chinese Handcuffs

A few days ago, I had the privilege to spend the day visiting house churches in the mountains of El Salvador near Tepecoyo. At one of the homes, I met a┬áhandsome young man of about nine years his name was Juan (not really). His family's house had a no flooring and they cooked over an … Continue reading Bananas, Beans and Chinese Handcuffs

Rebuilding – Weathering the Storm, pt 4

Following Hurricane Michael many people in the Florida Panhandle, found themselves homeless, jobless, afraid, alone, emotionally wrecked and hopeless. Storms of life can leave people with similar experiences. Like disaster relief organizations are to the people in a physical storm, the church can provide immediate and long term help with recovery and rebuilding for those … Continue reading Rebuilding – Weathering the Storm, pt 4

The Unique You – Weathering the Storm, pt 3

In September of 2008, the Ohio Valley experienced a unique weather phenomenon, a dry hurricane as the remnants of Ike blew through the region. Ike's 85mph winds uprooted trees and severely damaged many roofs. There were wide range power outages for days. Some storms do not bring water. While we don't think of droughts as … Continue reading The Unique You – Weathering the Storm, pt 3

Strength at the Core – Weathering the Storm, pt 2

In this broken world of chaos, we often face storms in our lives. Jesus said these storms would come. He also said that if we would put into practice His words, our lives would stand strong in the midst of these storms (see Weathering the Storm, pt 1). Life Coach Scott Jeffery said, "Values guide … Continue reading Strength at the Core – Weathering the Storm, pt 2

Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform you life, pt 4

Life is fueled by purpose. We are energized when we doing things of great value. Jesus found energy when He was doing what the Father had sent Him to do. But honestly there are things that hold us back from experiencing the Extraordinary Life that Jesus came to give us. Fear dampens our life experiences … Continue reading Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform you life, pt 4

Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform your life, pt 3

Let me ask a question, "How healthy can a relationship be if one person does all the talking?" Not very healthy wouldn't you agree? Prayer is a conversation with God. But for many people, prayer is a one way communication - they do all the talking. I believe that is one of the reasons prayer … Continue reading Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform your life, pt 3

Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform your life, pt 2

In my previous post, Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform you life, pt 1, I wrote how life is fueled by purpose. Jesus lived a sent life. He found energy in doing what His Father had sent Him to do. We also find energy when we are doing the things that we are passionate … Continue reading Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform your life, pt 2

Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform your life, pt 1

The Bible says, "Where there is no vision the people perish" (Proverbs 29:18a KJV). Jesus said, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about...My food is to do the will of" My Father "who sent Me" (John 4:32, 34). Life is fueled by purpose. When you are doing the things that you are … Continue reading Live on Purpose: Habits that will transform your life, pt 1