Let me start by saying that I am an expert in absolutely nothing. On top of that, let me admit that I was on the slow end to take this coronavirus epidemic as seriously as I should have. Regardless there many opportunities for me to be learning how to lead in such circumstances. These are … Continue reading What the Virus has Taught me About Church – Part 1 – An Impossible Choice
I don't know if you're like me. It can take a while for something to stick. Some people pick up on everything and seem to have no trouble understanding what seems to bounce off my thick skull. " Don't you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? … Continue reading Running the Race
Two weeks after my birthday, in 2016, I wrote yourself a letter. I don't remember exactly what had happened, but I believe I had been passed over for a job. I still have that letter and I read it occasionally, most often around my birthday. It's a reminder to keep going, to keep fighting. The … Continue reading A Birthday Letter to Myself
It's hard to believe it's been two years already, well for me, the site will be two years old in June. January 1st of this year was my two-year anniversary with Envision Atlanta. Back then it was just me and Pete, the site coordinator. There were other team members who had moved to the Atlanta … Continue reading Envision Atlanta: Two Years Later.
Fostering is hard, very hard. But, I'm glad that we've made the choice to go through with it. I didn't really know what foster care was when I was growing up. I knew we had neighbors down the road who fostered teenagers. They would ride the same bus as me. Rumor had it that they … Continue reading Why I’m a Foster Parent.
A small group I attend is working through a booklet. This week one of the questions we had to answer is "What do you believe about God?". Well, I believe a lot about God, but I've never taken the time to write it down, I thought with would be a great opportunity to do just … Continue reading Who I believe God is.
I've made Jesus a part of my life, but He wants to be ALL of my life
One of my favorite things I get to do to serve the church is leading our young adult ministry. It's not a large group of people but it's growing in number, and in its effectiveness, and it keeps me thinking young. We are in the middle of a study called "Identity: Image Bearers of the … Continue reading Why don’t more people step into Church leadership?
Last week I published some thoughts on failing, a post to myself but probably words many need to hear. As always I had more experience failing this week. If this had happened to me even just a couple weeks ago I would have described it as a "disaster". Here is the story: The Business Development … Continue reading What happens when we get back up, part 2
I've written on failure before. I will write on it again. It's something I'm good at (failing that is). I write on failing because I need the reminder that there are two options when we fail. Option A) stay down, option B) get back up. I am not good at getting back up. So I'm … Continue reading What happens when we get back up