Monthly Archives: September 2009

Praying to Share the Gospel- Ephesians 6:18-20, Col 4:3-4, Philemon 6

I believe we have the first prayer request of Paul for himself today?  At least the first request in our series so far.  Paul has been praying prayers of Thanksgiving.  His prayer life has been full of gratitude for the … Continue reading

Posted in Ephesians, HICC, Paul's Prayers

Reflection on the Gospel and bondage

The last few posts have been rather personal as I have been reflecting on my own life in Christ. This morning I took 3 hours to pray and quietly think about life and God’s plans for me. As a pastor … Continue reading

Posted in Discipleship, more, personal

Growing in my Ability to Relate to Others

I have never been a great enthusiast of psychology, counseling or personality tests. I have taken numerous tests for mission boards, employers, etc. I am an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs, an Equipping-Releaser on the Grip-Birkman, a D on the DISC. … Continue reading

Posted in Discipleship, more, personal, review

Discipleship and The Seed of the Gospel

Recently, I have been forced to reflect on a number of things in my life: my preaching style, my congregations needs, how to disciple others, worship differences, etc. All of this is beginning to congeal in my mind due in … Continue reading

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The Grandeur of God’s Creation

I just returned from 2 weeks of vacation, 1 week camping in the North Cascades and 1 week on a cruise through Alaska’s Southeastern shores. What both weeks brought clearly to my mind is the grandeur of God’s Creation, his … Continue reading

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Melanchthen on Prayer

Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer and prayer drives away perplexity and trouble. – Philip Melanchthen

Posted in prayer, quotes

Why we are adopting…

A good friend of mine, Mark Ruiter, wrote this in response to a common misconception that adoption is another way to grow your family. Here are his thoughts and mine: In May 2008 Rockelle and I starting talking and praying … Continue reading

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