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?
I am blessed this season to be a part of a small group of men going through a series using the book "The Power of a Praying Husband" by Stormie Omartian and Michael Omartian. As we were closing last night and we were going through prayer requests, one of the men turns to me and says that… Continue reading Ever shared something in a small group and had someone say …
What if your thoughts are wrong? What if your ways are wrong? What would it take to help you get your actions back on track? What would it take to change your thoughts and opinions? What will it take for you to realize the truth? What will it take for you to turnaround? Would it… Continue reading What is it going to take to change your mind?
The garden moments are intense. The garden moments are painful. The garden moments help us hear from God and understand our larger purpose. So we get to choose if we will listen to God's direction or try to go it the easy route and fall into the devil's temptation. We get to choose if we… Continue reading Let’s walk out today with what God has given us!
It's amazing when the week kicked off learning about the how things happened over many previous months and how vision leaks and as it leaks it opens people up to critics and naysayers. It's amazing how it can jump start your week and change your entire attitude when you put your focus back on making… Continue reading Finish the week strong!
So I shared God's plan. So I shared the need for the vision and mission to be shared more broadly. It was received and a meeting is on the calendar to bring people along and set the foundation that includes the 5 Ws, the why, the what, the when, the who, the where, and the… Continue reading Progress can happen when people unite and move forward according to God’s plan!
It is important to get back to the basics to clarify the why. It is important to get back to the basics to clarify the what. It is important to get back to the basics to clarify the how. Do you understand why? Do you understand the vision? Do you understand what? Do you understand… Continue reading Vision, Mission, Purpose, Plan…
Ever heard the saying "without vision people perish"? Ever heard the saying "vision leaks"? Ever heard of the Nehemiah principle? As we step into what God has for us there is going to opposition. As the opposition happens we can get distractions like Opportunities, Criticism, and Fear. Ever had someone offer you an opportunity that… Continue reading Ever noticed that vision leaks? Ever considered what needs to be done to keep it filled and keep everyone engaged?
What is the vision? We know that without vision the people perish. What do we see? What are we seeing? What are we seeking? Are you asking? Are you seeking? Are you knocking? We know that we have not because we ask not, but when we ask we need to be asking with the right… Continue reading How long does it take for things to become clear?
It may not have been easy. It may not have been direct. It may have required pain and betrayal. It may have required shaping and adversity. It may have required building trust. It may have required time for you to realize He is dependable. Now that you believe. Now that you are ready. Now is… Continue reading Now that you believe. Now that you are ready. It is time to get it done!
Do you have a dream? Do you realize God's dream for you? How would you respond if you missed it? What if you couldn't achieve it but only get to get a glimpse of it? What if you couldn't achieve it but only prepare the way for someone else to do it? What if you… Continue reading Dreams. Visions. How big are yours? How big are God’s?
I remember earlier in my career it would happen to me and occasionally I got comments about it. I remember situations where for one of these two reasons I would give a little giggle and usually later someone would bring it up as something to work on because it can get misinterpreted or distracting. Today's… Continue reading Ever laughed either nervously or because you thought it was impossible?
Dreams are interesting things. Some people have them and remember them as clear as day. Some people have them and only remember a part of them. Some people don't think they have dreams. God's Word speaks to how He is going to pour out His Spirit on people and how the the young will see… Continue reading Dreams…Do you have a dream? Did you have a dream? (The Bible’s Impact on History and Philosophy [Feb 1])
Ever been in a conversation and the other person wasn't being honest with you? Ever been in a situation where everyone body wasn't playing by the same rules and ethics? Ever been in a situation where people aren't telling you the truth in order to get their way? Ever been tricked? Ever been fooled? Ever… Continue reading Ever been tricked? Ever been fooled?
Will you respect your elders and let them speak first? Will you honor them by keeping quiet? How long can you wait? How long will you allow it to go on? Will you eventually jump in? Will you let go and speak out or speak up? Today's reading from Job 32 and 33 speak to… Continue reading How long can you hold your tongue?