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201, 2018

THINKING ABOUT CHURCH AND DISCIPLESHIP AND PEOPLE AND RESULTS

By |January 2nd, 2018|Church, Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

Reading my New Year’s book, I read something that I partially new.

People retain only 5%-10% of what they hear you say.

As a speaker, I have been aware of this, and have worked on my delivery over the years in order […]

2912, 2017

BEGINNING 2018 WITH A BOOK

By |December 29th, 2017|Life Coaching, Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

Every year, for the past years or so, I either end the previous year reading a new book or start the new year with a book.  I should stipulate that whatever this book may be, it seems to set the […]

412, 2017

WALKING IN HEALING

By |December 4th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil.  It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.” – Proverbs 3:7

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and […]

1711, 2017

PATIENCE

By |November 17th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

I have written over the past year a few different things about patience. I suppose that is because I am learning a lot about it.

The origin of the word patience means “to endure.”  To be impatience means “inability to endure.” […]

611, 2017

MY RIGHTOUSNESS; HIS RIGHTOUSNESS

By |November 6th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

The Book of Job in the Bible has been one that many have gone to in times of great trouble.  Many people have found comfort in different portions of its text.  Probably most of all, just knowing that someone like […]

3110, 2017

GETTING OUT OF COMFORTABLE

By |October 31st, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

In the last Blog Post, I looked at the verses where Jesus took His disciples over to the Decapolis.  It was there that Jesus cast out a host of demons out of a man.  The people of the region asked […]

2410, 2017

By |October 24th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

“Now it happened on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples.

And He said to them, ‘Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.’ And they launched out. But as they sailed He […]

2809, 2017

VERY NEAR

By |September 28th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

In this season of our lives, we don’t have a lot of certainty in the natural.  We have been waiting nine months for my wife’s visa to travel to America.  Our finances are sketchy as far as a steady stream […]

708, 2017

GROWING INTO MATURITY

By |August 7th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things, Video|0 Comments

Life is full of change.  We can either embrace that change and learn and grow, or we can get stuck!

This message was a last message as senior/founding leader after 12 years of church planting in Portlaoise, Ireland.

Growing into Maturity (22-05-2016) […]

2507, 2017

GEN-XERS AND THE JOSHUA GENERATION

By |July 25th, 2017|Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

When I was a teenager growing up in America, amongst those ministering to youth, I continually heard this term “Joshua Generation.”  The messages were so significant, numerous, and random at the same time in that there was no connection between […]