It’s a Saturday evening and I’m driving home from what was truly one of the most incredible days. Was I hard at work in ministry, which I truly love? No. In fact, quite the opposite. I took a day off with our team to see the wildlife of Kenya. One such animal, the King of … Continue reading Lessons From a Wild Lion
“Is there any hope for this next generation?” I was sitting next to a beautiful Polish Australian grandmother asked me as we flew from Melbourne to Canberra. She had asked me what I do for a loving and I said, “I’m a preacher, an evangelist.” For the next hour she told me her life story, … Continue reading Grandparent- “Thank you!” What you do matters for Jesus.
Six years ago my wife and I found ourselves back in Australia after three years of church planting in America with no job, no ministry, and no solid home church. After Pastoring, Church Planting and seeing God move in mighty ways across America, we were suddenly “nobodies”. I was completely stripped away of all my … Continue reading God MUST Be Enough
“Mind if I join you?”, I asked, as I spotted a fellow “BootCamper” (read about the Evangelism BootCamp I’m doing HERE) “Go ahead”, he said in his strong British accent. As we began to jog I found myself quickly realizing that I may be in way over my head! “I’m training for a 6 minute … Continue reading Better Together- Why I Need You to Be All That I Can Be (And Why You Need Others Too).
Her name was Katie. Homeless and broken, she was curled up on the pavement sleeping on concrete out the front of a Walmart in the middle of the day. I saw her and turned to my wife, “poor girl”, I muttered, as we turned the corner into our parking spot. I took the kids for … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to do a U-Turn. Why Stopping May be the Start You (or Someone Else) Need
“Come” One word is all it took for Peter to walk on water with Jesus. The storm was raging and the disciples were questioning, “is that a ghost or is that Jesus?!” Peter, the rock on whom the church was to be built, ever willing to take a risk, says “Lord if it really is … Continue reading When all you have is a word.
Hi kids, Today, and many days in America, my heart is heavy because of the racism I see across this country. Since we moved here nearly three years ago, it has stunned me how segregated and divided this country can be. This past week I've read of black lives taken by white police officers in … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 22- Racism
Hi kids, What's more dangerous? Hiking, or medical work in a war-torn country (in 2016, I think of Afghanistan, Iraq, or Syria). You'd probably answer medical work in a war-torn country. Apparently, hiking is just as dangerous. Yesterday I found out that a friend of mine was hiking in Colorado, tripped and hit his head … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 19- Risk and Death.
Hi Kids, This one is going to be a hard one to write, but I pray an easy one to read. Today I want to talk to you about the most precious human being on the planet to me, your mother. I want to give you some advice on how to treat her. I always … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 11- Your Mother.
Hi kids, Today I want to share with you the one thing that has changed my life and the lives of countless others, almost more than anything. I pray that you would carry this advice with you everywhere you go, for the sake of everyone you meet. Today, I want to talk to you about … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 8- Listen