The summer of 70 healings.

This summer I returned to camp speaking after taking a couple years off to rest. I remember telling God that I was ready for whatever He had planned. I was ready for Him to blow out any boxes I had put Him in. I had no idea what would happen next… This summer I spoke […]

What Changed for Me? (Ashes to Beauty)

Friends recently asked me what changed in my life this past year that brought on so much blessing, healing, and crazy adventures of delight and joy in Jesus. I’ve been pondering this… “God, why have you shown such grace and mercy?” I have seen God do some INCREDIBLE things. (This summer, I watched God bring […]

From Religion to Relationship :)

From religion to relationship. Yes, yes, yes… This was the journey of Saul of Tarsus to become the Apostle Paul. It took a paradigm shift, a transformation of mind to heart. Jesus got his attention, blinded him for days and then gave him new eyes to see! Jesus showed him that it wasn’t about rules, […]

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 […]

I’m in detox

After reading these two pages which were written back in 1987, I am pondering again yet another confirmation of how much I needed (still need) a detox… and full repair… (From Danny Lehman’s book: “Bringin’ ‘Em Back Alive“) Constant brainstorming meetings year, after year, over who (men / women) and what ‘methods’ of disciplemaking is right […]

How do you grieve the unfaithfulness of loved ones?

How do you grieve the unfaithfulness of loved ones? A friend, community… you name it…? 💔 Good memories are painful… they haunt you… you don’t know what to do with them. How do you grieve over a once faithful but then turned hurtful inner community…? How do you grieve over the betrayal of a small circle within […]

The Purpose of Lent (An Evangelical Perspective)

Forgiveness and freedom is what Easter is all about. Freedom from being stuck in bondage, freedom from sin …and not merely bad habits that make us swirl into addiction and entrapment. Forgiveness of sin is what Jesus Christ’s death on the cross is all about. The purpose of Lent is awareness; for you and I […]

The Fruits of Our Lives

“What counts in your life and mine is not successes but fruits. The fruits of our life are born often in our pain and in our vulnerability and in our losses. The fruits of our life come only after the plow is carved through our land. God wants us to be fruitful. The question is […]

How Jesus Spent Time With People « Alan Fadling: Notes from my Unhurried Journey

A mentor of mine, Chuck Miller, suggested the value of reflecting in the gospels on how Jesus spent time with people. So that’s what I’m going to do here. When and with whom is He one-on-one? In small groups? In larger groups? Read… How Jesus Spent Time With People « Alan Fadling: Notes from my […]