So, you are going along your normal routine, you know what you believe, you are generous to others, and you pray. How would you respond if you were faced with a vision, a vision of an angel of God, and the angel called you to do something, how would you respond? Would you respond out… Continue reading What would it take for you to really want to know the truth?
Is it things going really well and so it snowballs? Is it things getting really bad and so new creative and bigger changes are required? Is it slow and steady? Is it a tragedy? Is it a fortune? Is it joy? Is it pain? What about in your life? What brings the biggest impact on… Continue reading What does it take to produce the most amount of positive change?
Ever had to walk through change that was uncomfortable? Ever had to walk through change that was painful? Ever had to walk through change that you weren't aligned with? Ever had to walk through change that didn't make sense to you? Ever considered the purposes of change? Are they to learn? Are they to grow?… Continue reading The transformation…
Ever had an incident in your life that caused change? Ever had an incident in your life that transformed? Ever had an incident that change the trajectory for the rest of your life? What about on a professional level? What about on a personal level? What about on a relational level? What about on a… Continue reading How has your life been changed?
Every year around this time I get an opportunity to visit another campus. Every year around this time I get the opportunity to recruit people from our larger body to join me in serving at risk youths. This year I get the additional opportunity to go with my son to a new experience and be… Continue reading What will we learn today?
Ever heard that the only constant is change? Ever heard that there is nothing new under the sun? And yet we go through change constantly. Some is self directed like when people move or go off to school or get married or have kids or change jobs. Others are via external sources like reorgs, elections,… Continue reading Are you ready for a change? Are you ready to see a change? Are you ready to be the change?
Ever heard that there is nothing new under the Sun? Ever heard people try to reformulate something and then put it out there as new? Is it new? Is it better? Is it different? What impact is the change supposed to make? What improvement is the change supposed to make? Who will benefit? How will… Continue reading It’s new but is it better? Is it really new? Is it just different?
Ever considered that only thing that stays the same is that things keep changing? How do you deal with change? Does it make a difference where the change happens? At home vs away from home? Your group vs other groups? Process vs people? Position vs location? Leadership vs colleagues? How do you respond to change?… Continue reading Change … the one constant in life!
It was an interesting aha a little while back when the importance of vision and mission came to me. It was an interesting aha a little while back when the reality that vision leaks and needs to be refilled approximately every 26 days came to me. As change is a foot and as visibility into… Continue reading What are we? Who are we? Does anyone know?
Are you content with where you are at? Are you satisfied with where you are at? Would you add anything to your plate? Would you remove anything from your plate? Would change anything? Now before you answer that ... what if you knew there was a change coming that could obliterate everything as it is… Continue reading Is there anything you would add? would remove? would change?
How do you handle the change? How do you prepare to start over? How do you close out the finish of the previous in order to move forward with the new? As I ask all these questions, I think of the verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 which says: This means that anyone who belongs to… Continue reading What do you do with new beginnings?
Would you ask why? Would you looking what happened? Would you wait a bit to see if it starts up again? Would you be concerned? Would you look things up for yourself? Would you seek truth? Would you seek hope? Would you seek love? Jesus is the way the truth and the life! Jesus's love… Continue reading What will you do if it stops?
Ever noticed how much things change in life? Ever noticed things can't stay the same because things happen? Growth triggers change. Plans trigger change. People trigger change. Responses trigger change. Actions trigger change. What about when a new structure is required? That triggers change too. Reorgs trigger change. Repentance triggers change. Salvation triggers change. Receiving… Continue reading Are you ready to start over and rebuild?
When you learn there is change coming, what is your first response? When you hear about pressure coming, what is your response? Do you have a solid foundation to stand upon? Do you have a strong fortress to lean and retreat to? Does it matter what type of change it is? Does it matter what… Continue reading Hear comes change. Hear comes pressure.
Transitions can always be a challenge. They mean change and that can be uncomfortable. This is true even when it for the better. How will you handle the transition? How will you remap the lines? How will you know what's next? Will you trust God enough to listen? Will you trust God enough to follow?… Continue reading Are you ready to mourn the loss of the old and move forward following the new?