Archive for November 2007

Your Noticing Radar

Today, flip the switch on your noticing radar.  Stop by Starbucks – and notice your way through the place.  Here’s a heads up. The person or even two behind you need to have their drinks paid for – and you will do the paying. When they at first order a regular tell the barista, they…

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Agreeing with Jesus

Leaders – how do we stay in sync with the life of the Spirit so we continue to love, live, flow with the care of God for the not-yet believers around us? – Not just because it is the right thing to do – But because that devotion is the center of the heart of…

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Do the Work of an Evangelist

Yes, I am overstating this observation, but not by much.  Paul told Timothy to do the work of an evangelist – even tough the church in Ephesus was growing at an explosive rate.  Biblical archeologists conjecture that church was at the time of 1 Timothy, when Paul wrote those words, a church of at least…

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Nothing New

As soon as I posted my above point someone offered the surface "Thanks for your great point… BUT what about the preaching of the gospel…"  I knew this was coming.  It always is coming.  Why is it coming?  Because we would always rather discuss the right way to do this as opposed to actually risking…

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Jesus is the Model

I have been overseeing a threaded online discussion with dozens of pastors from around the world.  Has been interesting as always.  My beginning – "Jesus is our sole model for outreach / outflow / evangelism for connecting with others."  To allow any other model in that primary place is directly dishonoring to the person and…

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Kindness

"I desire kindness, not sacrifice."  Hosea 6:6  As we connect with family or old friends let’s love our nearest with heart, soul, mind and strength.  Rather, let’s yield to God loving through us. [ buy viagra in england | women does viagra work | viagra for woman | cialis soft tabs discount sale | cialis…

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Give Peas A Chance

‘Give Peas a Chance’ once more… For many, this week is one of reflection as people gather with family. This is a Dickens moment – the best and worst of times.  I have learned this much about such times that have turned out worse than needed to be due to my deposit – as good…

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In The Groove

In times like this – lots going on, me being the point guy in setting out to establish the new culture of Coastland – it is tempting to step out of my strengths.  To use my regular metaphor, life is pulling me to fall back into the rabbit mode and away from the turtle mode. …

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Specific Prayers

We have been strongly provided for as a team.  We felt we were to pray for a total provision amount of between a $1 million leaning toward $1.5 million.  When all is said and done the total amount our planting talent team will have raised is on the upper end of that amount.  Thus the…

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Pre-Pre-Launch Has Begun

Have begun our pre-pre launch here. As with almost all things in life, our best laid plans here have come about but in a different way than anticipated. Indeed God has answered our prayers – these were the prayers we felt strongly invited to pray for several years in preparation to the launch of the…

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