Last week I had to travel for a training event that I was participating in and stayed in a hotel that was a bit questionable, to put it nicely. On these kinds of events, I don't book my own accommodations - that's done for me by a group with whom our agency partners. So, I … Continue reading Where’s the Remote?
Today, part 2
On Monday I shared a thought from Jim Martin encouraging us to make progress toward a goal "today." That post reminded me of two verses of Scripture that mention "today." The first is Psalm 95:7-8 which says, "Today, if only you would hear his voice, "Do not harden your hearts...'" The second is Hebrews 3, … Continue reading Today, part 2
From Jim Martin... Lately, I have been thinking about one particular question: Am I actually doing something about this (problem, concern, challenge) right now? For example you may be thinking: I really ought to do something about my finances. I am not sure where our money (home finances) is going. I really need to start … Continue reading Today
Are you being “nudged” by the Spirit?
My friend and coach, Sid Walker, recently lost his father, who was a very accomplished man of great faith in Christ. Sid wrote about this experience in a weekly message he emails out every Monday, and his message is a powerful reminder to pay attention to the "nudges" of the Holy Spirit. Thanks for the … Continue reading Are you being “nudged” by the Spirit?
What is Reformation Day?
You may have seen some posts on social media or a message on a church sign about "Reformation Day," which is today, October 31. But what is it? Here's a brief description of Reformation Day by theologian and philosopher, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols... A single event on a single day changed the world. It was … Continue reading What is Reformation Day?
At church on Sunday, I had some varied and interesting conversations with... A man who is going through a major life transition and wanted me to pray for him A boy I congratulated for turning 10 years old who replied, "Thanks. I'm more ornery than ever!" A woman who is anxious about an upcoming surgery … Continue reading Conversations
Excitement at Alameda
Nearly two years ago, I brought a proposal to the elders at Alameda that I believed would revitalize our church family and re-energize our ministry to our community. The proposal involved me moving into a co-vocational role that would allow me to have more of a missional impact outside of Alameda and provide Alameda with … Continue reading Excitement at Alameda
How Do You Want to Live This Week?
Luke 2:52 tells us that "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man." That verse provides us with a great model for our own personal growth. So, what can you do this week to grow in... Wisdom What do you want to learn? What book can you start reading this … Continue reading How Do You Want to Live This Week?
Praying for Disciple Making Movements, Part 2
This is the second part of the disciple-making prayer list that was given to me by Shodankeh Johnson, a faithful disciple maker for Jesus in West Africa. If this prayer list inspires you to be a disciple maker in the mission field of your own home, school, workplace, neighborhood, and community, you will find a … Continue reading Praying for Disciple Making Movements, Part 2
Praying for Disciple Making Movements, Part 1
A few years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a day with Shodankeh Johnson, who is an incredibly effective and passionate disciple maker for Jesus and is the leader of a disciple-making movement in West Africa that is seeing thousands of people giving their lives to Christ, including hundreds of Muslims. One of … Continue reading Praying for Disciple Making Movements, Part 1