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
I’ve spent a lot of time crying these past few days. Crying is probably not even an adequate word, weeping is more accurate. I’ve been weeping over the lost. Weeping over those that don’t yet know Jesus. Weeping over my new Muslim friend who tells me he has no certainty over his eternity, “Nothing is … Continue reading When Tears are Investments into Eternity
“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, Dad here again. Oh how I pray these posts would be life-giving for you. Today I had to announce to a ministry I am overseeing, that the ministry would be going through a fair amount of change. Needless to say, there was a lot of emotion in the room. Change does that. Change brings... change, … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 7- Change
Hi kids! Dad here again. Today I graduated from my Masters at Seminary. My degree was a Masters of Arts in Global Leadership. To be honest, I'm not big on ceremony and formalities, and I wasn't really looking forward to the day. However, I soon realized that the day would be more significant than I thought. … Continue reading Wisdom For My Children- Day 2- Life Purpose.
Before you begin, this blog makes more sense... If you read the one before... On day 2 I was ready to get on the next flight home.... However, just one sleep later, and my world is a different story. What was the difference that made the difference? I chose to spend time with God, and … Continue reading Trading tears for fears and excitement- DAY 3
Recently I have been faced with several circumstances I can not understand. I have seen loved ones act in ways I cannot comprehend. I have prayed with people more broken than I would think possible. I have hugged friends who want to die, and friends who have suffered great injustices and depression. As a Pastor … Continue reading Choosing to praise