207, 2018

WEIRD AND RELEVANT

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

What is the church meant to look like?

Sounds easy enough, but is it?  Most of the Epistles were written to help guide and develop the early church into what Jesus had imparted into those who walked with Him and knew […]

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 […]

307, 2017

LIFE AND ITS MESSES

By |July 3rd, 2017|Church, Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

“Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; but much increase comes by the strength of an ox.”   – Proverbs 14:4

Most of us would like to live in a world without mess.  And the worst kind of mess is […]

806, 2017

Simple Churches

By |June 8th, 2017|Church, Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

Within the spectrum of church, there is variety.  There are small churches, larger churches, mega-churches house churches, etc.  I want to write a few thoughts about House Churches, as we are currently involved in one.  There are other venues for […]

2905, 2017

THE CHALLENGE OF DOING SOMETHING NEW

By |May 29th, 2017|Church, Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

I read years a quote that stuck with me.  Unfortunately, I cannot remember who wrote it to give it credit, and probably will even miss quote it, but it went something like this:

“People love visionaries, but they will persecute those […]

2604, 2017

THOUGH NONE GO WITH ME

By |April 26th, 2017|Church, Life Coaching, Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

Several years ago, I wrote a book entitled, “No Turning Back.”  It takes a look discipleship and some of what it means to follow Christ.  The sequel that I never wrote (though I still may some day) I thought might […]

1603, 2017

GROWING TOGETHER

By |March 16th, 2017|Church, The Simple Things|0 Comments

Reading an article on trees in Country Living Magazine (March 2017) by  Peter Wohlleben:

“On its own, a tree cannot establish a consistent local climate.  It is at the mercy of wind and weather.  But together, many trees create an ecosystem […]

2903, 2016

FROM ECCLESIASTICAL TO MONASTIC

By |March 29th, 2016|Church, The Simple Things|0 Comments

When I speak, I am an exhorter.  I guess that puts me somewhere between a teacher and a preacher.  My wife…she is usually just “on fire” when she shares!  She gets upset that she is not able to write out […]

701, 2016

NEW WINESKINS

By |January 7th, 2016|Church, Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

“Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, ‘Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?’  And Jesus said to them, ‘Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom […]

1612, 2015

Learning from the Moravians

By |December 16th, 2015|Church, Spiritual Growth, The Simple Things|0 Comments

Throughout the history of the church, there have been movements and revivals that highlighted something that once was, but had been lost.  Revival is not a “new thing,” but often a rediscovering.  Revival should not be something extraordinary, but […]