what matters

This entry is part 8 of 22 in the series, 2011: A look back A look forward

Been away from here the last couple days, but now I’m back.  Let’s continue this series shall we?  Last year I wrote a “looking forward” kind of post for some of the things I hoped to accomplish, change in the coming year.  This year I’m writing a series of post reflecting on that list and […]


This entry is part 7 of 22 in the series, 2011: A look back A look forward

This post continues the series I’ve been writing as I reflect on 2010.  This has been neat thinking through some of the things I aimed for in the New Years post I wrote last year and what actually happened.  Let’s continue: I hope to continue volunteering for some great causes (along with continuing the work I […]

guest blogging

This entry is part 6 of 22 in the series, 2011: A look back A look forward

Let’s keep going on this series shall we?  Here’s what I wrote around this time last year: On that note, it’d be an awesome honor to be invited to be a guest blogger on one of the blogs I read. Dunno if I have anything to offer, but still it’d be cool. What happened I still think it’d […]

being entrepreneurish…

This entry is part 2 of 22 in the series, 2011: A look back A look forward

Is that even a word?  If it isn’t, you read it hear first!  Let’s continue the series I started yesterday: What I wrote last year: As part of paying down our debt I’m going to start trying out different ways of monetizing some of the things I do on the internets.  I’ve already started somewhat […]

which has the greater impact?

A while ago I read an interesting article by Miles McPherson on the Catalyst Blog that begins with a great question, If your church closed down tomorrow, would anyone notice? Would there be a negative impact on your community? I think every church has a desire to have an impact in their community.  Even the […]

a perspective on the church

About a month ago I read a great post by my friend John Pellowe touching on the whole subject of competition between Christian Ministries.  You should go read it then come back here.  It prompted a comment from me as follows: I love the position you outline here about competition among ministries and it’s a […]

doing good…

Read this, this morning while doing my daily Bible reading: [blackbirdpie id=”2710111239802880″] On remembrance day this verse takes on extra special meaning.  To all those who did good, gave their lives, and sacrificed for those in need in wars past and who are doing so today in wars present;  I salute you;  I thank you; […]

Seth’s Blog: The lesson from two lemonade stands

Some time ago I read this article by Seth Godin,  “ The lesson from two lemonade stands“.  Go read it, then come back here. For the church – what lemonade stand are we? Are we passing out tracts and telling people the “bridge” story or are we loving people and walking with them to the […]

Something I’ve been struggling with

Is there ever a good time to lie?  If you ever want to spark an interesting conversation, this is the question to ask.  If I’m honest with you, it’s a question I struggle with and if you’re honest, I think its something you struggle with too. I always thought the 10 commandments had a “Do […]

At the focal point of history…

I read an interesting article a couple weeks ago about a little known guy named Ron Wayne who is actually one of the founders of Apple Computers.   You can read the article for the details on his story but it was fascinating to read some of the comments from this guy who sold away […]