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
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
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
The other day, my eldest son called me. He was having a difficult time with a friend. I will spare you the details. As we talked it became clear, my son valued the friendship to the point he was willing to forgive all. This was a huge opportunity for my son to grow in an … Continue reading Debriefing Life
In October of 2016, there were three couples who joined Beth and I in a dream to plant a new church. We invited 29 people to join us in a vision cast of this new thing God was doing. So, on October 16, 2016, 35 people gathered together in our basement to discuss the possibility … Continue reading Its Not Good to Be Alone
Sociologist and tech expert, Dr. Sherry Turkle says, "We are lonely but fearful of intimacy. Digital connections offer the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. We expect more from technology and less from each other." One way digital connections have affected our culture is the distraction of our mobile devices. The distractions have impacted … Continue reading Focus Matters
Why don't people go to church? I did a quick google search on this topic, what I found is that one reason was in the top 1 or 2 of almost everyone's list: People are afraid of being judged by church people. Unfortunately this is a reality. The church over the years has earned this reputation … Continue reading Matters of the Heart
Have you ever thought, "God must have something more for me"? Many people that I have talked to have answered that question yes. There is a longing in their heart that there is something more significant for them to accomplish. God had something significant for the Old Testament prophet Jonah. But Jonah had a problem. … Continue reading There Has to Be Something More!
Purity is eternal. Evil is temporary. Think about that statement. Purity is eternal. God is pure, holy and eternal. Evil had a beginning. Evil began when Satan chose to rebel against God. Purity will continue forever. Evil will be separated from God for eternity. Purity was and is and will forever be. Evil began; it … Continue reading Purity Is Eternal – Evil Is Temporary
I don't know who said it, but I love this quote: "Great things never came from comfort zones!" It paints a picture of a truth, we like to ignore. When we are in our comfort zones, we are not in a place that is readily available to God. Faith is risk. We have to be … Continue reading Great Things Never Came from Comfort Zones!