Do For One

This post is part 3 of  the “A Thankful Giving” series.  You can check out part 1 & 2 before or after you check this out. A Thankful Giving – The Backstory Changing The Future Wednesday 11/23 By 1:30PM all food had been cooked, and the cars where loaded… and we were off to deliver […]

Clear The Clutter: Emotional Clutter?

Emotions are a lot like clutter… the cluttered objects are useful, but when they get in the way of our life they become hazardous and confusing. A few weeks ago I posted a blog about clutter called Clear The Clutter if you haven’t read it I suggest you check it out before moving forward. Emotional Clutter […]

Missional Distractions: Depression

As we enter the greatest season of the entire year… or at least what should be the greatest season of the year.  Not because of the gifts, the lights, the decorations, or the wrapping, but because of our Savior’s birth.  However, in many cases we don’t feel like this is the greatest season.  In fact, […]

A Thankful Giving – The Backstory

As my family and I bring this Thanksgiving weekend to a close or at least as it slows down. I want to share with myself (as a way to journal) and anyone else who cares… why more than giving thanks I’m thankful for giving… Backstory (Thanksgiving 2010) Over the past year my family and some […]

A Never-ending Destination

The other day I was praying for a few of my friends who are going through a lot of terrible life junk.  I have seen them at their worst and their best.  To be honest; they have seen me at my worst and best too…  Did you know that we play the roller coaster game […]

A Jesus Famous Budget

Is your budget Jesus Famous or something else? Last weekend I had the privilege of partnering with 8 other Churches to pull off an incredible student ministry event.  It was a blast!  God showed up and changed the hearts of teenagers and adults!  I truly believe that we are on the brink of a revolution […]

Surrendering to the money – Personal Story

For the past few weeks our Church has been doing a series called “Taking Care of Business” and it has ignited a passion that I did not really know existed within me.  What is that passion?  I want to help people get back on track with their finances and truly surrender in that area of […]

A vision for the how

This is part ___ (who knows) of my series about Mission, Vision, and How (Strategy).  This is a practical series about these concepts.  People who are much smarter than me have written about these concepts.  This is just my view of how things sort out.  Also; Trey is doing a series about the mission and […]

The mission & basketball

What is a mission? According to Dictionary.com there are 16 different definitions of the word “Mission”. My favorite definition found at dictionary.com is; “the business with which such a group is charged.” This past weekend I attended a local high school basketball game.  This isn’t unusual for me, I love watching student athletes compete.  What I love about athletics is that each person […]

Mission -> Vision -> How

Why STYLE is a good thing. The style of worship, the style of church, the style of teaching, and the style of leading is not the mission; but they can have a profound meaning and importance if in the context of the mission.  Here’s how it works in my head: