I was just reflecting on a well-known bible story. You probably know it, its the one about a woman who was caught in the act of adultery and dragged before a mob and Jesus by the religious leaders. It was their obvious attempt to expose Jesus as a fraud while at the same time ensuring they looked good as… Read More When We Can’t Stand, Love Stands By Us
My friends and I recently returned from hosting our 4th LIFEQUESTweekend event. (I’ve posted previously about these events.) We love doing these events and hope they change lives, mine included! As any person who takes on the role of a “guide” or “teacher” or “public speaker” will tell you, what we’re really offering is our lives.… Read More What does it mean to “Rescue The Beauty”?
What does “love” look like? I was talking to God the other day and He asked me that question. . . . Well… it looks like spending time with someone. — then spend time with someone. And, it looks like research. — then get to know someone. Really learn about them, their heart, their desires,… Read More What does Love look like?
It’s been a while since I’ve written. I have to admit, I’ve really struggled lately to stay focused. It is easy to slide into a funk when the busyness and chaos of life edge their way in. And I don’t mean to imply “bad” things have happened. Actually, some really good things have been going… Read More Waking up again to the point of it all
I want to talk about it again… talk about… Love. Ok… so what’s your first reaction to reading that?… your reaction to “Love”? What did it raise in your heart? Was it, “Oh, Good! I love to talk about love?”… or was it more like, “Ugh! Again?!”… “Haven’t we read enough about Love?!”… “Love… love…… Read More Love… Again… and Again?!
You’ve probably had the casual thought that your life is a story. I’ve heard you say it… “Oh yea… that’s the story of my life, man.” But, have you ever paused to really think of what it means?… Sure, life has a beginning… a middle… and an end, but think beyond that… consider this — your beginning really isn’t the beginning of your story… and your end really isn’t the end of the story? We get dropped into a larger story… feels a little like the life of Bear Grylls (Man-vs-Wild)! You know… how he gets dumped out of a helicopter in the middle of some deserted place. Then he has to find a way to make it work…
… Read More Living a Story that Matters (Part 1)
On my last post, I submitted to you a blog entry from Donald Miller (found here). As I sit here contemplating how to document my thoughts about the article, I have to admit that it feels awkward — I’m not sure how to post a blog about “Love”. There are far, far too many nuances… Read More The Power of Love (Part II)
My dear blog-friends — I read the following blog entry recently and it really got me thinking. To be honest, it nailed me in a few areas of my heart and life. I encourage you to read the entire article with as unhindered a mind as possible. (There will be time for criticism later.) For now, allow God to use it in whatever ways He sees fit.
I’m sharing it with you that it might inspire you toward your goals, of which I hope LOVE is supreme.
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Provided for you, A Blog Entry by Donald Miller (Author of Blue Like Jazz and other books) posted Jun 28, 2010 4:01 AM… Read More The Power of Love (Part I)
We have Facebook and MySpace and Email and the Internet and Downloaded Sermons and cell phones and laptops and Blackberries and……. in many ways we are more connected than any other generation. We have information coming out the wahzoo. But, there is something I think we’re missing… a way in which we are not as… Read More The importance of PROXIMITY
What if we could be the church…. really BE the church… like this –> A PLACE OF COMMUNITY. And I mean starting with me… then you… then one or two others…. and… well, you get the picture. I mean, living in real community is challenging. Like riding a BIG wave off the coast of Hawaii,… Read More What if we could BE the Church like this… A Place of Community