Get a Life – Group

They were the ultimate church plant.  They started with 11, grew to 120, then to 3000.  Not bad, as a matter of fact very good.  But how did they do it?  I guess that question has to be asked by anyone who is even remotely interested in church growth.  What was the secret that they…

Nice or Right?

Perhaps you have heard the radio ad where the young lady is telling us the things she learned from her mother and number one on the list is “It’s more important to be nice than to be right.”  Really?  I think that being nice is. . . well nice.   But I think that if you…

What’s in it for Me?

What do people really get for all their hard work?  In 2013 that is a line of thought we’d expect to hear.  What do people really get for all their hard work? What do I get out of it?  What do you get out of it?  But it isn’t necessarily a question we’d expect to…

A Year to Live

I found out the other day that I have less than a year to live.  It was quite a shock when I found out.  It wasn’t my doctor who told me but an article that I read.   The thesis was that when you subtract the time sleeping, working, tending to personal matters, hygiene, odd chores,…

Grace, More Than a Girl’s Name

When I had been a Christ follower for a few days my best friends brother asked me what my favorite song was, I wasn’t sure exactly what answer he was looking for but considering he was a pastor I figured that “We’re Here for a Good Time” by Trooper wasn’t the right answer, and so…

Dropping the Writ.

He dropped the writ, we’ve been waiting for it and wondering when it would happen and now it has happened.  Dropping the writ is an awesome term.  It is much classier than simply saying that he called an election.    However it doesn’t really matter whether you are dropping a writ or calling an election the…

The End

That pretty well tied up the morning.  Jesus has been teaching his disciples about a whole range of subjects involving the kingdom of God and now he ties it up with a pretty bow and hands it to those who were listening and basically tells them, “You are responsible for what you are going to…

Wisdom of the Ages.

Recently I have found myself immersed in a book of wisdom.  I’m sure Angela is growing tired of my constant interruptions as I regal her with yet another new discovery.  As I read I am constantly thinking:” Wow!” “Amazing” & ”I didn’t know that.” Stories of great achievements by folks with obscure names and stories…

Avoiding Millstones

It is the stuff of nightmares, you’re unable to breath, the pressure is closing in and your last thoughts reflect on what you wished you had done.  Regrets fill your mind, if onlys become your focus and as the darkness increases your struggles decrease until what was you has departed and what is left is…