Not Interested in Religion?

Not interested in religion? Me too. Freedom living is not about religion, it is about a relationship… Many of you may be disillusioned because of ‘religious’ people you’ve known. The interesting thing is that when you read the life of Jesus, he scolded religious leaders of his day because they emphasized the wrong things andContinue reading “Not Interested in Religion?”

Why Is There Suffering?

This morning I read a passage which gave a glimpse into the purpose of suffering… 1As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happenedContinue reading “Why Is There Suffering?”

People Will Listen to You When…

People only accept discipline or criticism in their lives when they feel loved. Too often we burn people out or even push loved ones away when we neglect filling people’s emotional tanks before we offer a word of advice or criticism (or worse we offer advice but no help). Problem is… this is contagious. SoContinue reading “People Will Listen to You When…”

Stuck In A Rut?

I again read this morning in Numbers 14: where the people failed to completely trust and instead grumbled and complained against God. As a result, they wandered in the desert- unable to enter the land God promised. It’s the age old problem –  we think we know better and if we would only trust inContinue reading “Stuck In A Rut?”

The Missional Church… What is it? Simple…

Here’s a simple video which explains what a missional church is as opposed to an attractional church… YouTube – The Missional Church… simple. Expecting people to come and experience the hope we have – doesn’t always work – especially when we were actually called to ‘go’. Lives change when we invest in others. Expecting peopleContinue reading “The Missional Church… What is it? Simple…”

Pride Leads to Destruction

I remember once playing a card game with a great Aunt and I was winning and gloating. She said to me: “Pride leads to destruction” and sure enough I lost the game. It was a lesson for me to not count my chickens before they hatched but to also seek humility. It’s a struggle forContinue reading “Pride Leads to Destruction”

Is Your Church Stuck Or Moving Forward?

I’m researching how churches get stuck and I’m learning… nothing really new. As I suspected, it starts with each of us as individuals. Are we each transformed? Has God gotten a hold of our life and transformed us with the gospel? Have we let Him transform us? Do people notice there’s something different about us?Continue reading “Is Your Church Stuck Or Moving Forward?”

Keep Your Head Up

Growing up I used to play Hockey and we were always told: “Keep your head up and your stick on the ice!” ‘Cause if you didn’t you’d get clocked… or you’d knock a guy’s teeth out with your stick…. Which is what I did. I knocked a guys teeth out. Obviously the guy wasn’t happyContinue reading “Keep Your Head Up”