Go Out During Bad Weather

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When inclement weather hits it is surprisingly not the time to draw back and wait for the climate to change. We have an amazing open door before us when bad weather strikes. On bad weather days, those we serve actually are far more impressed by our stick-to-itiveness than when we go out to serve on good weather days.

I just got back from serving people on the north side of Philly in a spring NorEaster storm. We had planned to go out today for some time so when bad weather hit we merely stuck to our original plan. It seemed like everyone we came in contact with was more in tune with our serving because of the horrid conditions. Some actually said, “You are out in this weather? You are either really committed or you are a little crazy.” The right answer is we are both a little nuts and we are super committed.

It is exciting to run into challenging conditions. When that hits – and it will sooner or later – don’t step around it. This might well be an amazing opportunity to stand out.

Steve has spoken, mentored and modeled to churches and leaders around the world with the simple message that anyone – regardless of their gifting or experience – can be involved in bringing God’s loving kindness to others. His first book, Conspiracy of Kindness has been translated into several languages with more in the works. His first book has sold over 300,000 copies. Altogether his books have sold over 500,000 copies.


  1. THanks for coming out and serving with us Steve! Also for your insight. I think that knowing the inclement weather would further reflect God’s love to people really encouraged us to keep on keeping on!

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