None of these things are material. None of these have a financial price tag. Yet all of them will cost you one thing, risk. To open one’s heart to love and to jump out into an ocean of uncertainty where possibility can become reality.
“Are you walking with Jesus?” I asked the gentleman sitting behind me. “I used to”, he replied, with a look of shame and struggle in his eyes. “I’ll walk with you if you want me to”, I offered. “You have to make the choice. It’s your choice and it’s up to you,” I affirmed. Michael … Continue reading Please Don’t Send Yourself to Hell
“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.
Almost everyone I speak to, my age and older, knows of Billy Graham. A year ago today, Billy Graham died. His face was then printed in nearly every major newspaper and on was seen on almost every major news bulletin in the world. He was honoured by Presidents and Heads of State, with his funeral … Continue reading Pioneering… Push Through Until you Break Through. It will be worth it! Case in Point: Billy Graham.
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, 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