Campus Outreach: A Story of Abundant Faith

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to keep walking by faith when you’ve almost reached your destination. In spite of God’s previous blessings, why is it the mountain in front of us in the here and now always seems to be the biggest one we’ve ever faced?Recently, I was privileged to share a conversation with Morgan Rogers, a young lady whose life has been transformed in the last several years by the Gospel. As a student heading out of college with a business degree, she sensed God calling he … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Help You Pursue a New Life Direction

So you want to step out in a new life direction. But you’re afraid. That’s normal. Fear often keeps us from moving forward.What if I showed you the steps needed to move forward with clarity, confidence, and abundant faith to live an authentic life adventure?First let me acknowledge that I did not follow all of the steps I am about to share with you—not intentionally anyway. Some I had to learn the hard way.When I stepped away from a secure paycheck as the principal of a Christian … [Read more...]

5 Suggestions For Finding Your New Life Direction

Do you know where you are headed next in life? Do you know where you should be headed next? If you’re like a lot of us, you may have accidentally fallen into a life direction instead of intentionally choosing your best path.But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, it shouldn’t be that way.God created each one of us with unique strengths, passions, and skills sets. He gave us each unique relationship connections that open doors of opportunity unavailable to others.And He expec … [Read more...]

Life After Art: In Search of Beauty

Today I am pleased to share a guest post from Eileen Knowles inspired by a book that is making some waves, Life After Art: What You Forgot About Life and Faith Since You Left the Art Room by Matt Appling. You can find Eileen and follow her journey as she takes The Scenic Route at www.eileenknowles.com Connect on Twitter and Facebook. "As artists and humans, we have to learn to color inside the line that is imperfect, messy or even a mistake. Nothing in your life will ever be just right. There … [Read more...]

When All You Can Do Is Trust

A recent airplane flight reminded me that there are times in life when all you can do is trust. They happen much more than we might think, these life moments that require faith from us.My reminder came with a brief airplane ride, one of those where it takes you longer to drive to the airport than it does to fly to your destination. Because the flight was short, the plane was small. Kind of like a can turned sideways with jet engines attached. And a few vinyl seats tossed in to fool you into … [Read more...]

To All Those Who Want Safer Schools in Newtown

I get it. Really, I do.We're repulsed by the utter horror of the tragedy in Newtown. Our hearts ache at the thought of such insane bloodshed. I've already shared my own experiences with such issues and my prayer for them as a former principal who still knows and loves so many similar teachers and kids.And I have few little guys of my own. So I get our urge to make schools safer. I understand why we want to do all we can to make sure no one ever hurts like that again. But there is a subtle … [Read more...]

Help! I Need Somebody!

It's not a word I like to use often. Maybe you're different. It seems some people are.  They use it all the time. The dreaded word?Help.Or better yet -- Help! I need somebody!The last few weeks brought me to a place where just about all I could do was cry, "Help!" I thought about crying, "Uncle!" then went with help as the more Biblical approach.One reason I had gone dark for two weeks here at Patheos was that I experienced a back injury that took me off my feet and out of action for se … [Read more...]

Presidential Failure, My Kingdom Journey to Serve in Guam

When I answered the call to train leaders in Guam this coming week, I didn't notice the proximity to the election. I've been occupied the last few days preparing to serve ministry leaders in Guam. I'm flying there tomorrow so posting will likely be thin leading up to the election.Some will applaud my absence, no doubt, as evidence continues to surface that the President is likely the one who refused to send in help to our heroic Americans on the ground. The 3 AM phone call came. Obama voted "p … [Read more...]


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