1). It was late Sunday night after a long week. 2). My wife and I had had an intense conversation earlier. 3). A late afternoon meeting was a washout. 4). I was reminded my team wasn't in the NCAA tournament as I rooted for yet another conference rival (who was getting beat). 5). My grandson … Continue reading Yes, I Did It Again!
My friend Mike told me the other day, "There is a fine line between worry and mediative prayer." That statement resonated with me. There are several things that make me walk that fine line. One is planting Discover Point. Church plants are fragile things. Many don't survive. Another is my leadership. Do I have what … Continue reading A Fine Line
Shalom! This is an ancient Hebrew custom passed down for generations. We often translate the word as PEACE. But in actuality peace is not the meaning of Shalom, peace is the by-product of it. My best understanding of the rich meaning of the word Shalom is "everything as it should be in abundance." When God … Continue reading Peace with God
I struggle with words. Sometimes, I stutter. Other times, I just can't remember the word I want to use. And even worse, I will be talking when all of a sudden I won't be able to pronounce a word. Try as I might, I just cannot say it properly. My family enjoys my handicap. They … Continue reading Help, I Need a Translator!
I was recently asked to join a team headed to El Salvador to teach at a Leadership Seminar for church planters, ministry students and other church leaders with various roles from teaching Bible School to hosting house churches. To my pleasant surprise there were several young people in attendance. This group amazed me. They were … Continue reading A Work of Art
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
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
I have always loved the weather. Watching storms roll in has always given me a sense of awe at the wonder and power of God in nature. Whether it is a gentle or heavy rain, the sound and light display of a thunderstorm or the furry of a tornado, storms bring change. In life we … Continue reading Weathering the Storm, pt 1
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
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