Personal Growth

Summer Reading Plan: What Life Are You Waiting For?

SORRY.  THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. ————————————————————– This week’s summer reading is Pastor Pete Hise’s new book, What Life Are You Waiting For? What Life Are You Waiting For Book Promo from Quest Community Church on Vimeo. Pete is one of those guys who lives what he teaches.  His belief in the life-changing power of God […]

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Disrupted

Today I sit at the table of my breakfast nook in my new home on the west coast.  The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, flowers are blooming outside the big bay window that overlooks my back patio. It sounds lovely doesn’t it? That is a typical morning here in my new world. But […]

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Ramblings About Lessons in Stewardship

I like to be an owner.  I like control.  I like the responsibility.  Honestly, I like the power. My current season is becoming a lesson in the greater responsibility of stewardship. I have prided myself in owning things.  Back in Nashville, I was proud to own my house, the stuff in my house, our cars, […]

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#LentChallenge Holy Week

Holy Week. I feel a weight… an awareness… a conscious awakening to what awaits. The church I’m now a part of participates in a number of Holy Week services… Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter of course.  Some of these are new to me.  They have not been a part of my past tradition and […]

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Careful Selection

“One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.  When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles.”  Matthew 6:12-13 Choosing the twelve was a significant leadership decision. These twelve would be the core group […]

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Satisfying the Crowd

Our #LentChallenge reading is helping me to see stories from a new perspective, to see layers beneath the common narrative of the text. This week in reading the book of Mark, there was one short sentence that grabbed my attention: “Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate releases Barabbas to them.” Mark 15:15 This was a […]

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