Chicago Fire 1871

God’s Empowering

In October of 1871, the devastating Great Chicago Fire happened. The disaster claimed one-third of the structures of Chicago, hundreds of lives and all...
the foggy road

Overcoming The Desire To Quit

It is common that as we get involved in changing the world that every once in a while we want to throw in the...
ferris wheel

Are You Having Fun?

If you are Scandinavian (your name has a “dahl” or “gren” or “sen” in it) you may be a little impaired in the fun...
ready fire aim

Ready, FIRE!, Aim

Are you reticent, or ready for action today? Most of the time we talk ourselves into a familiar refrain – Ready, Aim…Ready, Aim. We...
Janie

Making Deals with God

Sometimes it’s a good idea to negotiate with God. When she was seeking to know who the Lord really was, my wife Janie asked...
idea

The Difference Between a Good Idea and a God Idea

Good Idea Stressed out Serious-minded Comes as a result of brainstorming and hard work Comes from many efforts Feel accomplished in the end God Idea Relaxed Fun! Often spontaneous Emphasis on Jesus’ vine-branch relationship...
driftwood

The Power of A Persistent Idea

There is nothing more powerful on earth than an idea that is carried out over the long haul. Our great shortcoming is that we...
red door

I’m No Evangelist

I recently took the online inventory commonly referred to as the APEST put together by Alan Hirsch and company. I scored as a Shepherd-Prophet...
keep Portland weird

Weird is Good

We are tempted to think that that which is out of the stretch of the norm is a little “weird.” Systems thinking treats the...
bridge

Plan Less, Do More

It is entirely possible to over plan, over think, over prepare in life but never get to the execution stage. There is something about...

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