Tag: fear

  • Ruin Your Reputation

    For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what […]

  • First Day

    5:17 AM. Dread soaked excitement woke him up way too early. Still dark and too restless to fall back asleep he quietly rolls out of bed. He’s tossed and turned all night long. “I might as well take a shower and get ready,” he thought to himself. Having stared at his alarm clock for the […]

  • Fearing the right things

    Contrary to popular belief– I do have fears. Every day I ride my bike to work, I’m fearful of getting hit by a car. When I’m out bodyboarding, I’m fearful of getting killed by a shark. When my kids are late coming out of school, I’m fearful that something happened to them. I have the […]

  • Christian Wimps

    Note: This post is a note written to myself. If you want to write yourself in on it, that’s cool. But this post is for me more than it is you. Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. […]

  • Mexico + Fear = Stupid

    As I mentioned last week, I spent Friday in Mexico with Phil Cunningham of YWAM. We had a fun time meeting some people for coffee and talking about life, touring the YWAM Baja base, grabbing an amazing taco in Rosarito, and getting a glimpse of the vision they have for reaching Baja for Christ. I […]

  • Putting Failure in Perspective

    When I meet someone who is stuck in life I often discern that they are really stuck because they are afraid to fail. Some ways that exhibits: They hate their current lot in life (job, relationship status, living situation) but are afraid that if they make a move that may regret it and long for […]

  • Fear Makes You Stupid

    Yesterday morning I woke up to the news of a massive earthquake in Chile. The world seemed to hold its breath and wonder how bad the damage would be. “If a 7.0 earthquake killed 200,000+ people and flattened Port-au-Prince, Haiti– what would an earthquake 500 times stronger do?” Those fears and concerns were legitimate. Fortunately, […]

  • Faith & Fear

    The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:1 Can you imagine? 75 years old you hear from God loud and clear– leave, start a new life, leave everything behind. Abram’s entire life was judged based on this […]

  • Excuses and Fear

    When you look past the excuses and manage to control your fear… you can do amazing things. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of those two things stopping me from what I want to do. 3-2-1…. What are you going to do?

  • Fears of a new venture

    What does youth ministry in this neighborhood look like? That’s the big open question in my mind this week. A week ago I met with a couple of leaders of Harbor and let them know… I think I’m at a place where giving my energy to lead something makes sense. I’ve completely enjoyed stepping back– […]