Do you know where you are going?


Do you have a vision of the future? Do you have a mission for the present? Do you have lessons learned from the past? As I write this I realize that we have hit the mid point of the year, the last day of the first half, the last day of the second quarter. As… Continue reading Do you know where you are going?

Have you matured?


When you think of your life and how you are living it, have you matured? When you consider the lessons and trials and the troubles, have you matured? When you consider your responses to trials and troubles, have you matured? Are you living your life in a way that shows that you know Jesus? Are… Continue reading Have you matured?

Learn from the past and leave it where it belongs, behind you…press forward towards the goal that is ahead of you.


13Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.-- Philippians 3:13-14 Don't allow the… Continue reading Learn from the past and leave it where it belongs, behind you…press forward towards the goal that is ahead of you.

So how did it go?

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? So how did it go?

Did you get the big rocks in first? Did you get the pebbles in second? Did you get the sand in third? Did you finish up with the water? Or did life happen and urgency started to take over from important? Ever seen the 4 quadrant view of prioritization? Views that put importance against urgency?… Continue reading So how did it go?

What will we learn today?


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?

What can we learn today?

Bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute your, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.

Ever started your day with a goal to learn something new? Ever started your day with the expectation that you will learn something new? Ever expected that something new was going to be shared with you and that you would have a better understanding that you used to about it? Are you ready to listen… Continue reading What can we learn today?

How best to serve today?


What is there to do today? What can you do for your wife? What can you do for your kids? What can you do for your extended family? What can you do for your neighbors? What can you do for your community? Are you ready to serve? Do you know of things that you could… Continue reading How best to serve today?

Amazing a time of fasting and prayer can reveal and accomplish. Amazing the revelations of God and His power on display.


Some questions answered. Some plans revealed. Some ideas brought up. But now to pause and reflect on the time of prayer and to focus some time on family. The who has been revealed. The what list has begun. The how is tbd. The operating model still feels like it is up in the air. To… Continue reading Amazing a time of fasting and prayer can reveal and accomplish. Amazing the revelations of God and His power on display.

If the day will end in a party does mean it is going to be a good day?


The Book of Job. - Day 30 Will it be a good day because you know there is a party at the end of it? Will it be a good day in spite of the fact that you know there will be a party at the end of it? What make a day a good… Continue reading If the day will end in a party does mean it is going to be a good day?

Don’t forget the past or you will be doomed to repeat it.


Do you remember the lessons you learned from life experiences? Do you remember the lessons you learned from other people's shared experiences? Do you remember the lessons you saw other people experience? Are you taking them as stepping stones to share with others in order to help them avoid the pitfalls? Are you taking them… Continue reading Don’t forget the past or you will be doomed to repeat it.

Will you learn from your mistakes?


Ever went to do something with good intentions and then it didn't turn out like you had hoped? Ever went to do something with good intentions and then watched go bad real quick? Ever had to learn from those mistakes? Ever tried again putting fear and doubt behind you? Ever tried again with all the… Continue reading Will you learn from your mistakes?

Renew your covenant with God!


Let's get this started on the right foot. Let's get this started with a firm foundation. Let's get this started with the right heart. Let's get this started with the right mindset. Let's get started with remembering the lessons of the past so as not to repeat them. Let's keep the main thing the main… Continue reading Renew your covenant with God!

Will you get it the second time around?


Ever had the situation where you didn't get it the first time and had to do a do over? Ever had the situation where you missed your first chance and had to pray for a second chance? How did you respond when the second situation came around? Did you forgive right away? How did you… Continue reading Will you get it the second time around?

Do you usually understand it better the second time?


Ever been given instructions and tried to walk thru them and found you missed the mark? Ever tried again and found it felt so much easier? Was it that you understood it better? Was it that you had more context? Was it that you had more experience? Was it actually any easier? What it easier… Continue reading Do you usually understand it better the second time?

Do you remember how you got to this point?


Did you leave markers to help you remember what happened and when? Did you share the moments so that others know about your journey? Did you capture the key ones somewhere so that you can reflect on them? For me many have been captured in my blog posts over the years. Some were earlier like… Continue reading Do you remember how you got to this point?