Pointed Thoughts for Christians Regarding Yesterday’s Inauguration

Yesterday Rachel Held Evans posted 6 things Christians must keep in mind during the inauguration. Here is what she wrote: 1.     The president was elected through a non-violent, democratic process. This may seem like a given, but it’s a reality that many people around the world long to share, and one for which we should…

Asking my son for forgiveness. Receiving a hug from God.

Last week I had to apologize to my oldest son, Carter. I lost my cool – and I felt awful about it. I was an embarrassed and humbled father. There was nothing left for me to do but to get down eye-to-eye and apologize. Do you know how difficult it is to ask your six…

JOIN US ON A TRIP TO ISRAEL!

Have you ever thought to yourself or said to someone else, “You know, I would love to visit Israel some time?” Well, here’s an opportunity we’d love for you to consider: join us on a trip to Israel from April 2-April 12, 2014. One of the items on my bucket list has been to lead…

Spiritual alignment: when the soul “pulls” to the right

  On a recent family road trip, while we were riding along I-80, I noticed the car was “pulling” a bit to the right, even though we were on a completely straight stretch of road. It seems the car needs an adjustment – it has a slight alignment issue. It’s not completely urgent, but it…

[ 19 ] Links that will change your life

Most creative tweet from the BCS Championship game on Monday night  Disgusting and hilarious photos of people mid-sneeze The purposeful life of obscurity of Uruguay’s president Where people are moving to – and from – in America   Want to be insulted regularly – by none other than Martin Luther? This site is genius.  The…

New Year’s Goals: I’m still stuck. Now what?

A new year brings new possibilities, new beginnings and new opportunities for growth.  In my last two posts, I referenced the difference between New Years Resolutions and New Years Goals – and why its wiser to do the latter. I’ve also talked about making the goals SMART and short. Maybe you’ve set a few goals…

New Year’s Goals: think quarterly

As I mentioned in the previous post a few days ago, one of the main reasons New Year’s resolutions are broken is they are nebulous, lofty and subjective.  But another significant reason they fail is the amount of time in trying to accomplish the goals is too long. Two weeks ago Newsweek ran an article…

Why New Year’s Resolutions are foolish

Over the last few years I’ve noticed something about the first two weeks of January: I dread going to the gym. It’s not because I am unmotivated to get there or that I am trying to lose a few pounds. No, going to the gym is a normal part of my routine. I dread going because…

By Faith… in 2012

For the past four years, I have written a Year In Review of our church, based on the Hebrews 11 statement “By faith…” As I reflect back over the past year I’m so grateful for all that God has done and for the many people who’ve followed Jesus into the great unknown through faith and…

Kairos Partnerships – what a great start!

In January we officially launched Kairos Partnerships, an initiative created to walk alongside of pastors, church planters and leaders during significant kairos moments. We didn’t quite know what to think as we started, but we were graciously overwhelmed by the opportunities and momentum built throughout our first year of existence. When we started a year ago, Kairos…