This past weekend I read Jon Gordon’s excellent book The Power of a Positive Team. In one section of the book, he lists some specific differences between being a team and being on a team. As you read through this excerpt evaluate your teams – family, workplace, organization, church, sports team – to see how […]
This beautiful song was written and is performed by my friend Kevin Schaffer. You can check out more of his music here.
So, what first came to your mind when you read this post’s headline? You probably thought of a time when you or someone else was sick and spread a cold or the flu to other people – because you were contagious. But being contagious also works in a positive sense. Just as you can spread […]
I just got back from my annual “pilgrimage” to Camp Blue Haven in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico. I am honored to get to spend a week there every year teaching young people the good news about Jesus Christ. Words can never express how I feel about the place and people of Camp Blue […]
I’ve been spending this week at Camp Blue Haven with a great group of young people. These teenagers love the Lord and they inspire me with hope. They are the church now and of the future, and all week I have been praying that God will use them to continue to establish his Kingdom “on […]
This week I am teaching at Camp Blue Haven in New Mexico. Last night I had the great privilege of preaching from Hebrews 12:1-3… (1) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with […]
I continue to be so grateful for what God is doing in our church family, so here’s a prayer of thanksgiving to start the week… Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving kindness to us and all whom you have made. We […]
As I’ve mentioned on this blog several times, the congregation I serve has undertaken an ambitious 5-year vision that is designed to focus our efforts on The Great Commission of Jesus and position us to make Jesus known to more people more effectively. While it’s an exciting endeavor, it is also an exhausting one. One […]