What is Church?

This is a somewhat controversial question.    It does mean different things to different people of different faiths.   I adhere to the Christian faith which for those reading who are non-christian may disqualify me from the discussion. I have a favorite book by Hugh Halter, and Matt Smay called The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community. …

I Can’t Focu….

I have noticed recently when I am reading, that I almost can’t make it through two pages without having to go back and read it again because my mind is jumping elsewhere. Keeping the focus on what you are doing can be difficult for something as simple as reading a book …

The Word of God

I have been on a crusade for the last few weeks in my own circles to push believers towards the Word of God. We (Christians) talk about drawing close to God, but often times it remains a mystery as to what we mean when we say this. For some, it means reading the …

I Give Up!

“I give up!  I can’t do this anymore.  I’ve tried and tried, but nothing is helping.  No matter how hard I try, no matter how much I pray – I can’t do it anymore.” I’ve heard a lot of people say that over the years.  Good people, faithful people, strong …

What is Your Endgame?

A primary question we should consider is “What is our endgame?”.  In other words, where do we want the choices that we are currently making to take us in the future? Stephen Covey put it brilliantly in his book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – “Begin with the end in mind.”  …