Goals For Gold

Goals For Gold

Announcing: Goals For Gold! It’s new, it’s news, and there is a place for you in this new opportunity. Goals For Gold – What Is It? On the surface, it’s an World Cup style soccer tournament. So how does that connect to our mission of Equipping...
Blessings In Bunches!

Blessings In Bunches!

Blessings is a Biblical term. But what about bunches? The term isn’t used in Luke 6:38 but the idea is certainly conveyed! Let’s just say Blessing In Bunches is a paraphrase of pressed down, shaken together and running over. But it is also two other...
The Lord’s Prayer – A Chat With God

The Lord’s Prayer – A Chat With God

The Lord’s Prayer is actually found in John 17. It is what Jesus prayed at Gethsemane just before going to the cross. What we were given to pray in Matthew 6 is most properly called the Model Prayer. Jesus said, Pray in this manner… hence, the MODEL Prayer...
Returning Renewing Rejoicing!

Returning Renewing Rejoicing!

Returning to see old friends always brings a sense of excitement. And remembering the challenges that have prevented us from working side by side just raises the anticipation. There’s another R word: relief! Our work, like that of so many others, has continued...
Story: A Candle Burned Brightly

Story: A Candle Burned Brightly

There are times when a story must be told. This is one of those times. My comments are in the video that is linked below. And I am asking you to do what many people won’t do: watch a video that is longer than 5 minutes. YOU probably had a part in the events...
What Do These Stones Mean?

What Do These Stones Mean?

Stones Of Remembrance What’s the connection between Anniversary and Mission? What do the following terms have in common: Anniversary Memorial Celebrate/Celebration Commemorate Monument Jubilee The point in each of them is remembrance. And remembrance is one of...
Mission: Gratitude

Mission: Gratitude

Resourcing the Mission That slogan has many, many facets. How many missions does your life have? We have big picture missions like the Greatest Commandment and the Great Commission. We may have the mission of spouse or parent. Sometimes, a mission we have is short...
Old Tool Teaches New Lessons

Old Tool Teaches New Lessons

What can you learn from a plumb line and why should you care? Let’s start with change. Many changes have occurred in the past 115 years. My grandfather was born in 1906. He saw change on a scale that is almost unimaginable. Consider: The horse-and-buggy gave way...
Laughter: There’s A What???

Laughter: There’s A What???

Laughter is Good for the Heart Have you ever gotten your tang toungled? Everyone who speaks to a group has had that slip-up. Sometimes it happens when one tries to correct something. The perceived error wasn’t nearly as bad as the correction was funny! I know....
Worshipers: Arise!

Worshipers: Arise!

Worshipers do many things – and their doing proves their worship. I’ll come back to that statement! And this post grows out of the fact that I am currently teaching through the Model Prayer (Matthew 6). In that effort, a song text seems to have been seared...