Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Seven week series on the book of Acts starting September 7th.

Take the leap,

Sunday, August 24, 2008

New blog

Our adoption blog is finally up.

It is Heart of Adoption.

Thanks for your encouragement and support.


Friday, August 22, 2008

BOLD life

What does a bold life look like?

This was his final speech before his death.

Be bold,

A thought rattling around in my spirit.

I have a theory about West Michigan. I think that people generally in West Michigan believe that they understand Christianity and the church. Therefore, we need to reveal a Christianity and church that they don't understand.

This is what we see in the book of Acts in the New Testament. The church was so generous, so selfless, and breaking down all kinds of walls that it became magnetic.

I dream of the day we see the church being an alternative transformation community that becomes magnetic. I dream of the day that the way we live together makes people shake their heads and wonder if they have been misled regarding being a follower of Jesus.

So here is my little statement again,
"People believe they understand Christianity and the Church. We must show them Christianity and the Church they do not understand."

I have a dream,

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Holy Discontent

Bill Hybels has a book that discusses the power that comes from identifying and leaning into your Holy Discontent. What is that thing that moves you to say, "That's it! I can't take it any more! Things must change!"

What is your issue/hot button topic/area of passion/thing that needs to be changed?


Today I had an emotional holy discontent moment regarding abortion.

What's yours?

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Can't stomach it

Following the Tigers makes me so crazy angry that I should take a break.
The bullpen is awful.
I can't rant any more without crossing a line somewhere...

So with that - I say - a year that could have been was flushed.

Adoption Update

Our paperwork is in Ethiopia. Now we wait... and wait...
Pray for patience.
We are very excited!