Are you ready for new wine?

What does it cost for new wine and new wine skins? So often we want God to move but when He moves differently than we want, we shut the door on Him. Let’s not be stuck, but hungry for more of Him. You can’t see the new thing unless you let go of the old. […]

Your heart is revealed under pressure.

I remember an Elvis Presley song and a line that sings… “Sweetened through the ages just like wine…” I’m pondering how going through trials and hardship makes one sweeter. I was listening to a woman the other day share about a preacher she heard and something was missing. I asked if he was a green […]

When They Don’t Change?

What do you do when a person in your life doesn’t change…? What if it’s your leadership, your employee, a friend, a client, a date, etc…? Here’s a great refresh from a message I heard long ago and again from a book I read a year ago. Thankfully, there are things you can do before […]

Life After ‘Church’?

Since stepping away from traditional church and pastoral ministry, my journey has taken me on a sweet adventure. God has led my family away, not to find membership at another institutional church, though we had visited many and were warmly invited by many, but rather to take note of what God is up to… outside […]

Jesus Longs for His Church to Come Alive

I loved reading a book over the weekend written by a pastor who was told he needed to leave his institutional church in order to protect his health. Today, he leads a movement that has reached multiple countries. Below is a quote from his wife excerpted from his book: “The Revolution is happening – it’s happening […]

What Does Your Anger Look Like?

How good are you at your anger management? Where would you be on this scale…? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Anger Ladder ~ by Dr. Ross Campbell 1) Pleasant behavior; 2) Seeking resolution to the conflict; 3) Focusing anger on the source only; 4) Holding to the primary complaint, not to peripheral issues; 5) Thinking logically and constructively; […]

Simple Ways to Bless Others

Those who know me, know that I’m intentional. 🙂 But, did you know that as you go about your day, there are a ton of ways to bless others without planning ahead?! Here are a few very creative and simple ways to do bless people through what you are already doing! I loved this list from […]

Discipleship Things We’ve Forgotten

“Success is not the pastor or the staff executing all the ministry; it’s them equipping the saints to do the work of ministry.” “If you seek to build a church, you rarely produce disciples…If you seek to make disciples, you always get the church.” “Pray about God giving you 3-5 men you can invest your life […]

Mind Blown: Amazing Disciplemaking Story

A new missionary friend I met at a coffee shop birthday party the other day, sent me this disciplemaking story that made me weep with delight! She sent… Hey, check this out! A guy who was orphaned, drug addict, met Jesus, and grew in being discipled and started a discipleship making MOVEMENT. thousands of groups are all […]

Spiritual Abuse?

Spiritual abuse is not a widely discussed topic. It occurs when a leader manipulates people to achieve selfish goals. Most abusers are unaware of the harm they inflict. Internal factors contributing to an abusive environment are: Christians wanting to trust their leaders; not wanting to be disloyal; not wanting to be “a problem”; and accommodating […]