Archive for the ‘Encouragment’ Category

Because your vision is too SMALL!!

August 18, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I was in Phoenix for the General Council of the AG (read, big long business meeting) and Tommy Barnett spoke for an evening session. Pastor Tommy has pastored the largest AG church in the country for years and years. He is well known for the depth and strength of the […]

Faster, Flatter…

July 25, 2011

  This news story prompted some new thoughts for me.  I look at the story of our drones getting hacked and I see a group of people who underestimated another group.  Honestly the folks who designed the predators took for granted that, even though they may live in caves, the insurgents have the internet and aren’t stupid. […]

You are the Amazing People!!

June 27, 2011

I’m a sucker for America’s Got Talent. Sometimes it is amazing, other times it’s like a train wreck you can’t help but watch! Sometimes I wonder why people subject themselves to the ridicule and the insults (especially from Piers!) They are wanting approval for their talent so bad they are willing to argue with three […]

Can’t judge a book by it’s cover? Yes I can! Watch me!

May 31, 2011

We’ve all heard the phrase “You can’t judge a book by it’s cover” right? Maybe you’ve heard me complaining about a Biblical Interpretations class I’m taking for my Master’s class. One of the books I had to read for it is “Slaves, Women, & Homosexuals.” I was skeptical at first (stick with me the story […]

The Trouble with Tribbles…

May 18, 2011

Sorry there has been such a long break in the blog…I’ve been swamped with my Master’s Degree and such. I’ll try to be better, but I make few promises. By the time August rolls around I will have read about 8000 pages in three months and increased my books read in a 12 month period […]

Where to start?

April 11, 2011

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about goals, vision, growing as a leader…these are core values for me as a leader. As I’ve been thinking about things over the last couple of weeks I was presented with an interesting question in some of the challenges I’ve faced recently.  “How have I […]

Ahh…fits like an old shoe.

March 7, 2011

How many of you have an old pair of shoes you like to keep around just because they feel so comfortable to wear? I’m sure tucked in your closet, safe from your spouse’s attempts to throw them away, there’s an old pair of gym shoes hiding. When your wife asks what the source of the […]

The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Learned…

March 1, 2011

The Self-less Way of Christ Part 3 (read Part 1 & Part 2) I can be a little hard headed. Ok…I for those who know me I can be really hard headed. Sometimes I need lessons repeated since I didn’t learn what I was supposed to learn the first time. Speaking with a friend this […]

The Selfless way of Christ (Part 1)

February 14, 2011

Why are you involved in ministry? What makes you give of your time, talents, and resources? For me, it comes from a desire to serve God. I was called at a young age to serve full-time in ministry. There are many ways to serve in ministry, not everyone needs to be a full-time pastor to […]

Confession: I’m a dork…

January 31, 2011

Ok, so in high school – I was not one of the cool kids. I wasn’t an outcast, but I wasn’t part of the “in” crowd and I was ok with that. As a teenager at church – I wasn’t part of the “in” crowd either. Again, I wasn’t an outcast–we all knew each other […]