drip Jesus!

By |2012-09-07T20:41:31+00:00September 7th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

A wise man once said that there are three kinds of givers in this world: the flint, the sponge, and the honeycomb. To get a flint to give, you have to hammer at it and then it only yields sparks. Sponges you must squeeze, or else you get nothing. But the honeycomb drips its own sweetness. Christ is like a honeycomb—his followers are to be the same. Kathryn Hermes

wca-gls leadership wisdom

By |2012-08-27T23:14:14+00:00August 11th, 2012|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

Each summer the Willow Creek Association host a unique Global Leadership Summit....and via the powers of blog, streaming and twitter. Here are a few of the best threads I've gathered......here's to sometime attending in person! Most organizations think it is beneath them to build a healthy organization. Organizational health is the single greatest competitive advantage in business. Visions are the most vulnerable in the middle, because the excitement from the beginning is gone, and you can't yet see the end. The X-factor of leadership is humility. Jim Collins     ...when things become stressful, ..., you become more of who you are. The most dangerous people [...]

wishing…..

By |2012-07-12T20:21:07+00:00June 30th, 2012|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

Heres my new favourite poem:- brought to us by Darren as part of "the story of Gods glory!" teaching series at church.... Lester, by Shel Silverstein Lester was given a magic wish By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree, And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-- So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three. And with each one of these He simply wished for three more wishes Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new. And with each of these twelve He slyly wished for three more wishes, Which added up to [...]

grace and glory: Ryle on discipleship

By |2012-03-17T18:31:35+00:00March 14th, 2012|church life, discipleship, leadership, personal, theology, writing|

I so appreciate the chewy and challenging words of 19th Century Anglican bishop J. C. Ryle: "Whoever supposes that Jesus Christ only lived and died and rose again in order to provide justification and forgiveness of sins for His people, has yet much to learn. Whether they knows it or not, they are dishonouring our blessed Lord, and making Him only a half Saviour. The Lord Jesus has undertaken everything that His people’s souls require not only to deliver them from the guilt of their sins by His atoning death, but from the dominion of their sin, by placing in their [...]

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