What does it take for you to grow?

As I meet with my Life Coaching clients, I notice that some lives transform faster than others. Lately, the Lord has been waking me up at 4:33am, 4:11am… The theme God keeps showing me is this… Planting His seeds (His wisdom, revelation, healing…) …requires first a healthy heart soil (healed heart) …and a renewed mind.Continue reading “What does it take for you to grow?”

A Pastor’s Confession

This is my confession. I’m sorry… To all the people who I once pastored in an institutional church… I am sorry that I didn’t know then what I know now. My church and Bible school experience did not adequately prepare me to walk you to complete freedom in Jesus’ name. Nor did I disciple you howContinue reading “A Pastor’s Confession”

The Fastest Growing Church

This will challenge your every thought on: “WHAT and WHO is a church..?” Interestingly, I learned about this film on September 11… You will soon learn why… “The fastest growing church in the world has taken root in one of the most unexpected and radicalized nations on earth,” according to “Sheep Among Wolves,” the outstandingContinue reading “The Fastest Growing Church”

How Lies Control Us

What I have noticed in walking with my Life Coaching clients… If you know the truth but don’t live it out, this is living a lie. Believing lies, makes liars of ourselves and makes it possible for greater deception to ensnare us more deeply. When we believe lies, we are more easily frightened and anxious andContinue reading “How Lies Control Us”

Who is My Shepherd?

Disclaimer: my thoughts are all over the place. There are like birds flying everywhere. 🙂 I’ve been processing a moral failure of a church pastor and watching the church fall apart. This man was a mentor to me in many ways. It was because of him and his wife, that I was encouraged to marryContinue reading “Who is My Shepherd?”

My Radical Family is a Threat to Society

This morning I was reminded that I come from a history of people who were a threat to society… 🙂 Radicals. “The Anabaptists’ reform efforts were a threat to their society, because they claimed Christianity was to be lived out in small communities in accordance with the explicit teaching of Scripture. Similarly, the first-century ChristiansContinue reading “My Radical Family is a Threat to Society”

What is the true job of a pastor?

The other day I had a delightful call with a young leader who brought up the topic of how a Pastor’s role appears to have terribly wandered today. I did a little digging on what others are saying… “Most books on church growth and leadership today argue that if pastors continue to do what pastorsContinue reading “What is the true job of a pastor?”

Intentional Meals Together?

“Cook at home and enjoy family meals.” I read these words recently in the newly updated food guide… Thanks to a young friend recently visiting from Germany, who inspired us, I have been encouraged to ALSO include EVERY family member in the making of suppers, no matter the initial headaches, and turn them into aContinue reading “Intentional Meals Together?”

My Process of Healing

“Watching is a vital part of praying. God wants us to seek out the holes in the walls of nations, churches, and individual lives. Just as David and Joshua found out why God’s blessing had dried up, it is our job as prophetic intercessors today to find these gaps and fill them with prayer.” –Continue reading “My Process of Healing”

Are We Seeking God’s Kingdom?

Graham Cooke speaking to men… about building the church and seeking God’s kingdom …Powerful. Watch short clip below…   If you’d like to watch the full video… (skip through announcements to about 6:42 or even 9:40…) Read the book: Permission Granted to Do Church Differently in the 21st Century