In this blog I want to remind us of things we know about vision. As Bill Hybels says, “vision leaks”. And when vision leaks, the gravitational pull towards the “ordinary” is strong. And then, we run the risk of getting bogged down in busyness and non-productive action
In my faith journey I have discovered that most of my growth has come through seasons of pain. It was during one of these painful periods I was inspired to write a book. And although the book was never a New York Times best seller, it was an incredibly rewarding time and I “grew” a great deal during that season.
I am one of those people. I like to grow stuff. When I became a Christian, I wanted to grow as a Christian. When I started a church, I wanted the church to grow. Now, I am starting an online movement and I want it to grow as well.
I recently had a conversation with a person who left our church because our church is not “white” enough for him.
We think generosity is about money and material things. The reality is material generosity can be a smoke screen to what generosity is
It’s amazing that when we move from trial avoidance to trial embracing, everything changes. Instead of the trial making our life a misery, it has the opposite affect – it refines us, makes us stronger, gives value to our lives.
As he began to sing the song “She believes in me”, and the words began to impact me, I knew what he meant. I have been blessed enough to have been married to a woman that has believed in me and… that’s beautiful, she’s beautiful