Keep Pushing the Swing

Keep Pushing the Swing

I’ve been sitting in my car at the playground parking lot for 45 minutes.  It’s a routine I often do on Sunday mornings before most of the volunteers show up at church.  It’s my calm before the storm.  I eat something I probably shouldn’t, consume a high dose of...

Put Your Focus In the Right Place

I’m learning that amazing things can happen when we live with the awareness that God uses our availability more than our abilities. When we focus on our abilities, then it’s too easy to disqualify ourselves from the opportunities God brings our way, because we feel we...

3 Things I Learned From Burning Out

As I write this, I’m winding down the final days of a one month sabbatical. For the last four weeks, I haven’t worked at the church or my business.  In fact, I haven’t answered my phone or returned any emails.  It’s one of the hardest things...

To Cross Or Not To Cross

Most of you know that I had the honor of starting a new church last September.  We’ve experienced some really great things, God is moving in our congregation, and our baby church is growing up fast.  It’s been really cool and most of us have the strong...

Church Planters Beware!

When I was a wee lad, I remember going to the store with my dad.  He’d give me five bucks or so, and I’d walk around all wide-eyed to see what I could buy.  My dad was pretty street wise and he’s always make sure to remind me to do two things. First,...

Serving with Passion!

I get tired.  It’s true! I know I’m part of some pretty awesome stuff.  I’m partnering with God to write history.  But I still get tired.  Sometimes I even go beyond tired and get self-centered, petty, and prideful. How does this happen to me?  Well,...

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