Heidi and Megan in deadly head-on collision… Dear Friends, Due to the overwhelming inquiries through social media and texting, I’m going to thank you here for reaching out. Please understand that I’m not able to respond to everybody, my Facebook activity is off the charts. This site will be the place for updates. Here’s what […]
On January 27th I accepted a call to join Mercy Road Church in Appleton, Wisconsin. This is a young EFCA missional church plant located in the Fox Valley, about 60 miles north of our current location. Over the past couple of years God has been putting me and my family on a new trajectory focusing […]
TJ Addington has a great response to the recent controversy surrounding Phil Robertson’s comments about homosexuality and sin. Along with many of you, I have dear friends who are gay/lesbian – inside the church and outside of the church. I found the following blog from Addington to be very helpful as I’ve processed the quotes […]
This is so good, I have to repost on my blog. Thanks to T.J. Addington. http://leadingfromthesandbox.blogspot.com/2012/06/challenging-questions-from-life-of.html ———————————————————————————– Challenging questions from the life of Jesus If Jesus accepts me fully, why don’t I accept myself? If He made me the way He wanted me to be why do I wish I was different (Ephesians 2:10)?
For our recent vacation we were blessed to camp in a borrowed 25’ camper, complete with a bathroom, shower, kitchen, and air conditioning. I recently blogged about our first night and the Pitbull named Crush. It seems that we had this “dog” thing going as we continued our camping adventure… It’s Friday afternoon and the […]
Recently, my wife and I attended a 3DM workshop in Minneapolis. I was expecting this to be another one of those 3-day church conference trips, get away from the office, meet a few new people that I’ll never see again, buy a couple of meals on the expense account and try to sleep on a […]
Here’s some good practical advice that landed in my inbox today. Read below or view here. -PB ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————– 5 Steps for Handling Frustration Here are five simple steps for dealing with frustrations in your life. 1. Ask yourself, “Did I cause it?”The Bible says, “A man reaps what he sows” (Galatians 6:7 NIV). Many things in life […]
Wired: For a Life of Worship by Louie Giglio My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow – I downloaded this book on my Kindle after I had prepared an outline for a sermon. I was affirmed in many ways as Giglio seemed to be writing the same things that were on my heart, what a […]