Recently we have become painfully aware that close proximity, a sneeze or even joining together in song can deeply impact the life of another negatively. Yet a first responder’s willingness to get close to serve, despite risk, can yield a much different outcome. In the racial crisis, we have seen people sacrificially lay down their pride, or their position to join in honest conversation rather than in opposition, and we have heard others confess to deeply held biases, allowing their honesty to bring healing and [...]
Have you wondered before why certain experiences were woven into your life, only to find out later that those experiences provided exactly what you needed for God's next step? See where my next step will be, what experiences have prepared me for it and what new skills and relationships I will need.
Think deeply for just a moment…where were you when you accepted Christ as your Savior? Who was influential in that decision? How old were you?
We asked that as an opening question in a gathering of about 40 adults. Each one had to form groups by choosing their answer regarding who/what was most influential in nurturing their relationship with Jesus. Overwhelmingly, the majority chose...(click to read more)
Social distancing dominates the media and our lives right now, and may prove to be very effective for slowing down the spread of the coronavirus. But I am coming to realize that social distancing is not such a new phenomenon, as much as it is a deepening of a condition we have all been living.
Read more in my recent newsletter.
A new year seems to always begin with a list of priorities, then strategies to reach those priorities, followed by tactics needed to meet the strategies. Though every year our department begins with a detailed plan, our highlight in the North American Ministries department during 2018 has surprisingly been in the area of God-prompted relationships. We have discovered that those developing relationships have been vital to the health of our department and to accomplishing those priorities as well.
- More than 100 new relationships are beginning [...]
God is aligning what KidZ at Heart does internationally with our ministry in North America, too. It is exciting to see the pieces fall into place as we focus on training children’s ministry leaders and parents to implement practices that help children love God deeply. Click to read my October newsletter.
Our team is back from Honduras and we had a great trip! Unexpected things we got to do—see a small site of Mayan ruins, jump rope with our Honduran friends, and….well, you will need to read my newsletter to see what other things we got to do that we didn’t anticipate. Click to read.