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The Common Things

God shown his great love for his people by using commonplace things- water to mark your children, bread and wine to feed and nourish them to be disciples a child in a manger to announce your grace.– The Worship Sourcebook


Listen to Your Life

If I were called upon to state in a few words the essence of everything I was trying to say both as a novelist and as a preacher, it would be something like this: Listen to your life.See it for the fathomless mystery that it is.  In the boredom


Want Happiness in 2014? Forgive.

From Donald Miller: I confess I'm the type of person to hold a grudge. It's not that I want power over people, which is often the motive for holding a grudge, it's just that I want all-due glory for my suffering.  It’s hard for me to forgive my enemies.


Overcoming Leadership Pride

Would you know if you are a prideful leader? Does an desire for external recognition creep into your work? Two recent articles shine a light on the dangerous tendency we all share towards pride. Carey Nieuwhof offers 5 Keys to Developing HumilityHarvard Business Review examines Our Dangerous Obsession with RecognitionThursday


Small Things

I keep expecting loud and impressive events to convince me and others of God’s saving power…Our temptation is to be distracted by them…When I have no eyes for the small signs of God’s presence- the smile of a baby, the carefree play of children, the words

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Church Planting is Messy

I think the biggest challenge of church planting is staying rooted to Christ (mission, vision and values) day in and day out. It can be easy to romanticize or glorify or even idolize the church planting endeavor. The problem with that is that church planting is insanely messy. From the