Last week we were challenged together with the idea of carrying a good work to fruition... and that specific work of the discipleship process required something that we seem to struggle with staying with... that of supervision. But, of course, those of us who desire to be followers of Christ know that the goal isn't … Continue reading Fruit!!
I was having a lively conversation recently with a few men that sit at a table together on a regular basis at a local restaurant and enjoy some breakfast together and work through a book together (one win about this is that it gets men to read books!!). Part of that lively discussion was around … Continue reading Supervision
We have been working through and drilling down on the process of transformation (becoming more like Christ) and what that looks like in our lives. I wrote in my last post about looking at this through the spiritual tensions of solitude and community. In this post let's take a look at more specifically in what … Continue reading Journeying Together
So last week we looked at taking some of the pressure off this process of transformation (becoming more like Jesus!!). We looked rather at a slow gradual process forward (forward being key!! or as Paul reminds us this ever increasing glory). But we also admitted in the process we have areas of resistance. I … Continue reading Balancing the Tension!!
I was talking to my brother recently who has devoted much of his life to educating young minds. He passionately explained how the pressure to perform and the end result (no matter how you get there) were to him warning signs of where education is heading too much these days. As a process man I … Continue reading Gradual Growth
So my wife and I were talking about how to move forward with our striving to a healthier approach to life. The right food and the right kind of exercise. Now we vacillate in our approach to food... overall I think we have adapted more of a healthy lifestyle related to eating (but continues to … Continue reading The Process of Change!!
Well in this wonderful Christmas season I hope to just give you a little boost in making this truly a season of wonder about the greatest gift of all!! So I will not use up too much of your time as you prepare for those wonderful times together with family and friends!! My prayer for … Continue reading The Gift Received & Given!!
So I was at a local towns Christmas around town weekend recently and the sidewalks and shops were filled with people. It was very festive, and certainly displayed much of what our culture attributes to the Christmas season. Even though I sense that much of what this was about really misses the mark about why … Continue reading How Will You Tell?
It is interesting to note that in a post that I wrote a few months back in which I encouraged the idea of seeing people... that the major sense that needs to be used in seeing people is really our ears. In last weeks post I wrote about and encouraged the idea of speaking faith … Continue reading I Love to Tell the Story
I have been on a bit of a pause and change of direction related to where life has led in the past few weeks. Today I hope to resume where I left off. In this past number of weeks I have brought a message about the gifts of presence to the 3 churches that I … Continue reading Speaking the Kingdom