This morning the reality of summer kicked me in the back...literally. Mondays are my days off and summer always brings with it a different dynamic for our family. My wife is a ten month employee at the university and has the summers off. So, when the kids get out of school for the summer everybody … Continue reading Summer is here
When we are in the middle of it we never think about it. We don't normally stew over it. It isn't that big of a deal. But, later, now that's a different story. Its time. Its time we can't get back, experiences that we cannot recapture. I was thinking about this the other day while … Continue reading Gone Forever
Yesterday, I had the priviledge to speak to our church. We are in the middle of a series called, "ONE." This series is all about relationships. First and foremost, our relationship with God. Yesterday, I focused on ONE Cause. Most of us have at least one human relationship that we would be willing to give … Continue reading Reflecting on Yesterday…
Instant gratification. We all want it. I actually just had microwave popcorn. Our culture is feeding our desire for it. We've let our microwaved culture seep into the church. I know I've let it in my life. I carry my iPhone everywhere. I get my email in my pocket at all times. I've let it … Continue reading Chia-Church
Over the next 7 days, I will be posting seven growth areas for me in 2009. These aren't resolutions, they are areas I seriously need to grow in...jump and help me make it happen! I have never really felt like a stressed person...until this year. Right now, I am on two blood pressure meds and … Continue reading Growing in 2009 – Dealing with Stress
This week hits at what seems like the worst time. Holiday weeks like Thanksgiving can be brutal to church staffs due to the way the holiday falls during the week. Mondays are typically my day off. Our team decided that we would close our office on one day and all take off to Sabbath together … Continue reading Details, details.
Being a brand new church planter, I am new to the search for venues. The difficultly of a venue search is something that I never really thought much about, growing up in a church with its own building and working in existing churches. The exciting thing about new church planting is the creativity that goes … Continue reading Venues and Outside the Box Thinking