“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.
“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
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, This past weekend we had a block party with some of our best friends, our neighbors. Today I want to talk to you about neighbors. Why would you need wisdom on neighboring? Because firstly it isn't common or even natural for many in the "Western world" to know or love their neighbors. Secondly, … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 21- Neighbors
Hi kids, Today I want to talk to you about each other. That's right, today I want to talk to you about siblings. Sean, you're already such a great big brother, and Abi you are the greatest little sister- always so excited to see Sean. Siblings is a challenging topic to write on. Like many, … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 20- Siblings
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, I trust you are well, and I pray you keep growing in wisdom. Today I want to talk to you about Stopping for the One, another word you could use is compassion. Compassion is essential for people to know that they are loved by others and by God. Compassion can be small and … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 18- Stopping for the One
Hi kids, I told you I had a lot to say about marriage, I just can't help myself!! I'll share on something else tomorrow, but this stuff is so important. 10. When preparing for your wedding, spend more time preparing for your marriage than your wedding. Abi, I know that sounds crazy... but I'm serious. … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 17- Marriage Part 3
Hi kids, Here I go again, more on marriage. I share this with you because it seriously is such a significant and powerful part of life. Here we go... 7. It takes two to tango, but someone has to step on to be dance floor first. One of the greatest challenges marriages can face is … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 16- Marriage Part 2