Dispatch from Neverland

The heat has finally broken here in Mariposa County. I’ll be the first to admit that I had no understanding just how hot it was going to get here from early July until late August. It was the kind of heat where you wake up thinking it won’t be too bad but by 2 o’clock…… Continue reading Dispatch from Neverland

Risky Business

It’s late. Maybe it’s still February 26th? Maybe it’s the early morning hours of February 27th. I can’t remember. But I’m awake. Jackson is snoring next to me. Megan is tossing and turning in the next bed over. What are we going to do? What am I doing? Am I stupid? Is this stupid? Is…… Continue reading Risky Business

Fear of Success

I find the biggest thing that holds people back from experiencing success in their lives is an inability to manage their fear. Rather than overcoming their fear they just get stuck. For example, I’ve met people who have a great business idea. I mean GREAT business ideas that, if lived into a reality, would transform…… Continue reading Fear of Success

The Bloodless Revolution

In the 4 years that we’ve lived in San Diego I’ve learned to love bodyboarding. It’s one of my favorite Sabbath activities. And while I’m not great at it I love trying. The concept of bodyboarding is fairly simple.  You swim out past the break point of the waves. (Just past where they are cresting)…… Continue reading The Bloodless Revolution

Pushing Past the Pain of Change

This weekend, at Open, I heard a few things. Some were from attendees, some speakers, and others from the Holy Spirit. Most of the thoughts that stuck are along the lines of change. People are ready for change. They are hungry for it. And the pain of continuing this cycle of depreciating returns is too…… Continue reading Pushing Past the Pain of Change

Be Kind, Not Nice

I think Christians are too nice. Go to church, any church, and everyone is nice. Big smiles and hand shakes for everyone. Some churches hug a lot. Perfect strangers hugging. Lots of perfect strangers hugging. They kind of mash all of the fruits of the Spirit into one thing… being nice. But the fruit of the Spirit…… Continue reading Be Kind, Not Nice

Lessons from the Cloud

http://youtu.be/towziIlZk54 I have a fundamental belief that the problems we experience in church leadership are technologically based. It’s not that we have the wrong mission or wrong people, it’s often that we are working on the wrong technologies. (Programs, agendas, projects) You might not see the connections between this presentation and your church. But the…… Continue reading Lessons from the Cloud