About the Critics

So many of us are controlled by critics, even if it is simply the possibility of being torn down by them. Here is a quick thought from Alexander Pope from his essay on criticism.  It is among my favorite poems. The Bookful Blockhead, ignorantly read, With Loads of Learned Lumber in his Head, With his…

Quote of the day

“We seek to know God’s will for our life, but seeking Him is God’s will for our life.” Just a thought I was chewing on today about purpose in life…

Forgotten God (A quote by Abraham Lincoln)

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied…

Sunday quote- Possessed by possessions

“Never have so many Christians believed the lie that their money and possessions are theirs to do with as they please. Never have so many thought that as long as they affirm with their lips a certain doctrinal statement, they may live their lives indifferent to human need and divine command, and all will turn…

The Unity Factor

I don’t think it’s an accident that Jesus predicted church growth but prayed for unity. – Larry Osborne- Sticky Teams Church unity  is often underestimated in the overall scheme of leading a church.  One of the biggest challenges I’ve experienced as a pastor is the challenge to keep everyone moving in the same direction.  It…

Bad News Early is Good News

Bad News Early is Good News.  You can still do something about it. Mavericks comeback at the end of a game.  It is always better to fall behind early and not late.

A Powerful Quote

“It is amazing how much we do for God, without God”  Bil CorneliusThis is a challenging quote for a church.  If God’s not in it, we shouldn’t do it…

My favorite quote..

“I will do today what I can do to enable me to do tomorrow what I cannot do today.” It is a run on sentence, but it is an awesome idea. Keep going and don’t give up. The only way you’ll break through a barrier tomorrow is if you chipped away at it today!

Golf and Goals

I have started a 10 day fast to pray for our church and launch.  One of the things I am praying about are prayer goals for our church.  (Prayer Goals: goals I am praying for our church and my self to reach)  In this book I read this quote from a professor at South Carolina:One…

Fantasy vs. Reality

I am reading THIS BOOK by Donald Miller right now.  It is fascinating because it Donald Miller’s book about turning his previous book into a movie based upon his previous book.  In other words, he get’s to rewrite his life.  In the process, he learns that every story contains certain elements that are necessary, like conflict…