“Imagine what it must be like to face death without the assurance of salvation, to handle sickness without the comfort of prayer, or to deal with uncertainty without the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Imagining can help us be more like Jesus.” ………… Randy Newman, Questioning Evangelism “When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion … More Imagine facing death…
The church is divided. People are isolated. The fellowship is broken. Leadership fractured. My plea for every church out there in 2021: Leaders get back in the same room, in person, pray together, and ask God how you, as shepherds, can and must boldly lead God’s people at this time. Lead unified… towards greater unity. … More My early plea for 2021
Christmas is a time of wonder, excitement, anticipation, beauty…… and stress. This year particularly. We’ve all had our share of curveballs, cancellations, and complications. Tired of a dragged-out pandemic. Often we give gifts. Including gifts of our time, our talents, ourselves, our homes, whatever. What about giving the gift of sharing with those close to … More Unpacking the Gift of Reality, “I’m not ok.”
Growth occurs in a person’s life when one realizes that the benefit of facing the pain of change can outweigh enduring the pain of doing nothing. Many people remain stuck because they do not want to face the pain of making changes in their life. Great things happen when the pain of doing nothing has tipped … More Facing the Pain of Change
Everyone has beliefs. Everyone believes something. Our beliefs inform our daily living…how we live and how we act, and how we view who we are and the world we live in.This, our worldview, is established by things we believe to be true. It contributes to the very fabric of who we are. Beliefs attract related … More Beliefs. Everyone has them. How do yours hold up?
“The relentless beauty that bursts forth in this broken world is a reminder of the beauty of the relentless love God has for us.” Mark Wanders, Sept. 28, 2020 Almost daily, if we are open to it, we can experience beauty bursting out all around us — in the midst of a messy world — … More Beauty as reminder
“I will give you rest.” How many people can say that? I will give you rest. Do we need rest? Of course! Especially in this world. But do we always find it? No. Can you or I give it? No… not likely. Sometimes we can have a calming affect on people and likewise they on … More Need Rest?
Last night I watched some highlights from the Presidential Debate.I was shocked at the conduct of these two US leaders. Perhaps two simple house rules may have changed things completely: Love your neighbour as yourself. Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. And these aren’t to remain as house rules…but … More Presidential Debate: 2 house rules could change everything
This world, when it was created in its very good state, was susceptible to pain, shame and suffering. Interesting that this same world was delivered through pain, shame, and suffering. This world is a fallen world. Fallen from its original very good state. It has been subjected to sin and evil and is a world … More Pain, shame, suffering… and Deliverance?
“Individual commitment to a group effort or goal, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi And so much more. Key to moving together. Teamwork. Needs to show up in leadership, in our lives, in society….in civilization. Moving from the individual…..to group…..to team, with commitment … More Teamwork. Makes Society Work…