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From a Life Without Limbs to a Life Without Limits

From a Life Without Limbs to a Life Without Limits

Nick Vujicic came into the world with no arms and no legs, but only a six-inch appendage with two toes on the left side of his torso, and no medical explanation. The whole church wondered why God would allow the pastor’s son to be born with such a birth defect. But...

Definitions

Definitions

A few years back, I was representing my Camp at a Christian Youth Conference.  To encourage people to stop, we usually tried to have something “fun”.  In the past, we used drawings for prizes, free candy, illusions, balloon animals, and more. This year, however, I...

Answering the Entrepreneurial Call pt 2

Answering the Entrepreneurial Call pt 2

A lot of images come to mind with the word entrepreneur. There’s a Silicon Valley stereotype that includes a button-down shirt with a Patagonia vest. A lot of people will think of someone young, someone working in technology. Few people would think of a gardener. But...

Answering the Entrepreneurial Call

Answering the Entrepreneurial Call

The word calling has dominated Christian circles in recent years, and it has taken on a mysterious power that no one seems to have nailed down. Does God call people into certain jobs and professions? Is calling a special spiritual experience? Are some people called...

Love Your Enemy

Love Your Enemy

When we read what Jesus says about loving our enemies, it can be tempting to soften his words. Can we take this another way? Maybe he didn’t mean it! Unfortunately, he’s pretty clear. In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus says to love our enemies and to pray for those who...

First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament

First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament

LONG AGO, IN THE TIME BEFORE ALL DAYS, before the beginning of all things, the Great Spirit created the spirit-world above and the earth below. At that time our mother earth was an empty wasteland with no form or beauty, and great darkness was over the face of the...

The Difference Between Giving Up and Letting Go

The Difference Between Giving Up and Letting Go

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber In many situations in life, our instinct is to fight it, fix it, and seize control. But very often, the Lord is asking us to do the opposite. He’s asking us to let go.  Surrender is...

The Outsized Power of Shared Purpose

The Outsized Power of Shared Purpose

In 1992, seven years into my company, I was a relatively new corporate officer and by now a keen student of teams. This was during the period of my father’s death, when Debbie and I joined what turned out to be a booming church. As I described earlier, we saw a...

Rest and Refresh 

Rest and Refresh 

We need rest. Scripture teaches that we are dust (Gen. 3:19). Unlike God, we tire. We are finite creatures. We need sleep and refreshment. John Piper reminds us: “Sleep is a daily reminder from God that we are not God….Once a day God sense us to bed like patients with...

How to Care for the Seniors in Your Church

How to Care for the Seniors in Your Church

In essence, church communities are a type of chosen family. When you share a faith experience with someone, week in and week out, you come to know them on a personal level. One of the ways church members are called to do their part is to care for older churchgoers....

From a Life Without Limbs to a Life Without Limits

From a Life Without Limbs to a Life Without Limits

Nick Vujicic came into the world with no arms and no legs, but only a six-inch appendage with two toes on the left side of his torso, and no medical explanation. The whole church wondered why God would allow the pastor’s son to be born with such a birth defect. But...

Definitions

Definitions

A few years back, I was representing my Camp at a Christian Youth Conference.  To encourage people to stop, we usually tried to have something “fun”.  In the past, we used drawings for prizes, free candy, illusions, balloon animals, and more. This year, however, I...

Answering the Entrepreneurial Call pt 2

Answering the Entrepreneurial Call pt 2

A lot of images come to mind with the word entrepreneur. There’s a Silicon Valley stereotype that includes a button-down shirt with a Patagonia vest. A lot of people will think of someone young, someone working in technology. Few people would think of a gardener. But...

Answering the Entrepreneurial Call

Answering the Entrepreneurial Call

The word calling has dominated Christian circles in recent years, and it has taken on a mysterious power that no one seems to have nailed down. Does God call people into certain jobs and professions? Is calling a special spiritual experience? Are some people called...

Love Your Enemy

Love Your Enemy

When we read what Jesus says about loving our enemies, it can be tempting to soften his words. Can we take this another way? Maybe he didn’t mean it! Unfortunately, he’s pretty clear. In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus says to love our enemies and to pray for those who...

First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament

First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament

LONG AGO, IN THE TIME BEFORE ALL DAYS, before the beginning of all things, the Great Spirit created the spirit-world above and the earth below. At that time our mother earth was an empty wasteland with no form or beauty, and great darkness was over the face of the...

The Difference Between Giving Up and Letting Go

The Difference Between Giving Up and Letting Go

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber In many situations in life, our instinct is to fight it, fix it, and seize control. But very often, the Lord is asking us to do the opposite. He’s asking us to let go.  Surrender is...

The Outsized Power of Shared Purpose

The Outsized Power of Shared Purpose

In 1992, seven years into my company, I was a relatively new corporate officer and by now a keen student of teams. This was during the period of my father’s death, when Debbie and I joined what turned out to be a booming church. As I described earlier, we saw a...

Rest and Refresh 

Rest and Refresh 

We need rest. Scripture teaches that we are dust (Gen. 3:19). Unlike God, we tire. We are finite creatures. We need sleep and refreshment. John Piper reminds us: “Sleep is a daily reminder from God that we are not God….Once a day God sense us to bed like patients with...

How to Care for the Seniors in Your Church

How to Care for the Seniors in Your Church

In essence, church communities are a type of chosen family. When you share a faith experience with someone, week in and week out, you come to know them on a personal level. One of the ways church members are called to do their part is to care for older churchgoers....

Helping Your Small Group Thrive

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