Yes, that’s my bride and two of our oldest, and yes, I know she is beautiful inside and out. When we were young and had children underfoot, life was complicated and wonderful. We miss our kids. Everyday. The call of God has taken us 14 hours drive away from two, and 6 hours from another, and … More When We Were Young
Friday is for Heart Song’s [UPDATE: My brother in South Carolina has probably been cutting his lawn for awhile but things are just starting to green up here. But that reminds me of a post from a few years ago and I would love to get some more ideas from my readers so here’s a … More Neighborhood as Family
A video you must see, not because it is dramatic but because it might help you to transform your world.
Thursday is for Discipleship Four simple principles on how to develop a passion for your neighbors who don’t know Christ: STUDY THE WORD OF GOD. More specifically, study the missionary heart of God for the world. “There is no situation in your life, in your ministry, no situation in evangelism or personal relationship, where a … More How to Fall in Love with the People You are Trying to Reach for Christ
Thursday is for Discipleship It was 6:11 PM and I was leaving the office for home–about a 12 minute drive. I had an appointment at 7 PM about a 10 minute drive away from home. That left 27 minutes to use productively. Things to do: Water the garden Prepare and eat dinner Brush my teeth … More Intensely Local Ministry — Starting Relationships
I am working on a seminar I will be doing on at the Great Lakes District Conference of the Evangelical Free Church. I’ve been asked to do a seminar on taking the gospel into our neighborhoods. I thrill to this type of seminar, because … I know that the people who show up really want … More Making Jesus a Live Issue Behind Every Door in Your Community
A Monday Discussion for a Friday in June But wouldn’t it be fantastic if every Christian family in America made it a three year goal to …so love.so serve,so initiate,so help,so demonstrate compassion,so celebrate their neighbor’s joys,so care for their neighbor’s sorrows, … For more, see: Starting Parties for Jesus and Your Neighbor’s Joy.
Friday is for Heart Songs I love finding gems of insight and inspiration and here’s one from Kairos Journal. So here is a bit of church history and a powerful story of love an sacrifice on behalf of the gospel. May God make all of us greater lovers of seekers after his kingdom and his righteousness. … More “Let Your Love Be a Public and General Love”
Friday is for Heart Songs Unprepared. I didn’t bring a shovel and now the first snow has fallen and I am unprepared to be a blessing to my neighbors. I had taken the extra shovel and put it out to bring down to Watseka and then decided I would bring it on my next trip. … More Unprepared
Tuesday is for Preaching The mail just arrive and I just read the story of a young pastor in Pennsylvania giving props to his seminary in an interview conducted for the seminary’s constituents. Somehow, though I have never attended this particular seminary, I am on the mailing list. Here’s one of the questions in the … More Pastors in America are Failing Their Congregations