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Truly an Incredible Invitation …

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.  Matthew 18:19 What if we were to agree? What would we agree for? We have this incredible invitation from Jesus followed by a mind blowing promise… that God will do it. […]

Holiday Doormat?

$12 dollar personalized holiday doormat? Last week I received an online coupon for a holiday doormat. I laughed at the title. A holiday doormat? Man, I certainly can feel like that sometimes. Everybody seems to have high expectations this time of year. Sadly those expectations come at somebody’s expense – MINE! It’s exhausting. Nobody knows […]

All In

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. John 4:34-36 My prayer for you this morning: May you commute different […]

back to real life…

It’s Monday, the weekend is over – back to real life… Yet, let’s not forget the moments where God has moved. Let’s wear these moments like armor into the week of real life. Today: Remember whose it is: The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it […]

Uncomfortable yet?

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.  Isaiah 42:16   It’s hard for me to imagine being blind – but being […]

Do you trust Me?

Do you remember your first swimming pool experience?  I suppose it may be a bit difficult today – it is December after all. But I remember. I had to have been 4 or 5. We were left for the weekend at some family friends that owned a real pool. Not the kind of pool we […]

#GivingTuesday and … Vodka?

#GivingTuesday and … Vodka? Today is #GivingTuesday. I’m “ALL IN” with #GivingTuesday! I love the idea. I believe everyday radicals look for opportunities to give. There’s certainly not a lack of giving options. Yet generosity, radical generosity, requires one thing that few talk about – WISDOM. Before 8 am rolled around I had my first […]

Happy December!

Happy December! It’s too cold – too gray – and still the most wonderful time of the year. For the next several weeks – as we approach the celebration of Jesus’ birth, you will receive a daily thought from me.  It will be titled, “All IN.”  “All In” is our 2015 rally cry. For Christ’s […]

Monday Morning Quarterbacks

Monday Morning Quarterbacks You are probably familiar with the term. It is the phrase for all the “experts” that show up after the game is over to tell us how they would have done it different. Those “experts” try to chip away at the credibility of those who don’t have the luxury of instant replays, […]