“God does not give us overcoming life: He gives us life as we overcome. The strain is the strength. If there is no strain, there is no strength. Are you asking God to give you life and liberty and joy? He cannot, unless you will accept the strain. Immediately you face the strain, you will … Continue reading Strength in the Strain
I am writing this from the Denver airport as my time to fly is upon me. I will give a few highlights from Day 3. Wednesday Morning Mike Cope “Community in Lars and the Real Girl” - Hebrews It’s a movie about church, it begins in church and ends in church. Hebrews Imagining a world … Continue reading National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 3
Some things just get a person in trouble. Many of us have been guilty of writing that scathing e-mail where we use ALL CAPS to get our point across and later regretted we even sent that e-mail. Or maybe you wrote that blog post with every intention of settling the score once-and-for-all only to have … Continue reading The Controversial Blogpost/Sermon/Class/Article/Email
I have delayed writing this post much like I delay going to the dentist, doctor or even a car repair shop. It is the self-discovery that I dread and the inevitable bad news that comes from a doctor's office or a repair shop that I loathe. Nevertheless I drudge on through because it is only … Continue reading Life does exist after 30
I wanted to put the book down but I couldn't. I wanted to find a reason to dislike the book but I couldn't. What happened instead of engrossing myself in yet another self-help book disguised in Christian verbiage I discovered a refreshing (authentic) picture of what a Christian life could/should look like. Mark Batterson's Soulprint is a book … Continue reading Soulprint left a print on my soul…a book review
Quote that I came across in today's reading... "Every path has a destination. Direction, not intention, determines destination. Divine direction begins with submission. Information is not enough. Insight is not enough. We need God." Andy Stanley, The Principle of the Path, p. 95.
Thought this quote was next to awesome! "There are many life destinations we've never visited but desire with all our hearts to see and experience. And our only option is to pick a path and hope it will get us there." Andy Stanley, The Principle of the Path, p. 36.