The “Sifting”

Many times “sifting” is used to separate useful products from non useful ones.  We can be sifted as people in a way that brings a season of trial and difficulty.  Organizations can be sifted.  Leaders can be sifted. When we are sifted, we can really better...

Doing What I Do

“I couldn’t do what you do.”   This is something I hear often as I am meeting with people in America and reconnecting.  The conversation usually goes like this, “I mean…to sell everything you own, move to a foreign country half way across...

Missions Training: 5 E’s

I recently completed a new training time here in Thailand that I felt went really well.   My goal in training for the most part is to help get people mobilized to fulfill their callings as well as play their part in God’s purpose for their generation.  I...

Sometimes I Just Let It Die

The plug is right next to my computer. I see the warning pop up. I watch my percentages go from 9 to 4 to 2 to one and yet I still don’t plug in. I am too focused on what I am doing at that very moment.  I know it would be best to just stop and grab it and plug...

Your Own Inciting Incident

Have you ever thought of the circumstances in your life when you felt forced to do something you didn’t necessarily want to do? You found yourself facing an incident that forced you into a critical decision that would change the course of your life’s...

20 Great Quotes on Taking Risks

I see two extremes to avoid when it comes to the issue of taking risks.       Being a person who takes risks just for the sake of taking risks.  They don’t think about the negative consequences. Being a person who watches life pass them by because...

Put Yourself Out There A Bit…

Are you living a safe comfortable country-club-type faith journey? Or are you on adventure with God, on journey, on quest? In the video below, Missional thinker Alan Hirsch challenges us to go beyond the safe comfortable middle class expression of our faith and take...

Grab Hold of The “That”

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Phil 3:12 NIV This scripture has been floating around in my heart for a little while now and it speaks to me so...

The Power of Your True Identity

Who I Am in Christ Originally compiled by Neil Anderson If you have given your life to Jesus Christ and have been “born again” as a child of God, this is how the Lord looks at you, and thinks of you, and loves you! Take these verses, look them up for...

A New Year is Available…Anytime

AW Tozer writes, ” In one sense a new year begins whenever we decide it shall. The various peoples of the world have not been in full agreement about their year’s end and its new beginning, but we can start a new year whenever we purpose to rearrance our...

Diary: Power to Press On…

We have finally transitioned into our new home and have wi-fi…woo hoo!  It only took about a month. Alot of my time has been spent making this new house a home for my wife and boys and I feel like I have accomplished that goal… (three pats on the back for...

A Life Story About Preparation

I’m going to be transparent with you and share a few of the hard earned lessons I learned today.  I am going to make myself vulnerable for our mutual edification with a true story, so be gentle ok?  I hope you can learn something from this like I did. It was...

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