That is one of my favorite books by Philip Yancy. Another good book of his is, Disappointment with God. I was talking with someone recently about a family crisis he was going through when he […]
Together our church has been diving into the 40 Days in the Word campaign. During the very first video, Rick Warren discussed the small but powerful word “LET” and since then I have been deeply […]
You ALWAYS – You NEVER!
“You ALWAYS interrupt me when I’m talking!” “You NEVER let me finish a complete sentence!” “Why do you ALWAYS bring up my past mistakes when we disagree?” “You ALWAYS embarrass me in front of my […]
The beginning of the Vineyard…Dream on!
When we planted Vineyard North Phoenix with 12 people in 1985, it was beyond my wildest dreams that the church would ever be as large as it is now and that we would see the […]
Questions for a New Year??
A new year is a great time to reevaluate. I like to ask myself questions as a way to do this. Here are a few good questions to contemplate: What single need or situation do […]
Prince of Peace
Shalom friends! Shalom is the Hebrew word for peace. In the book of Isaiah Jesus is called the Prince of Peace or the Prince of Shalom”. The word Shalom means to be in a state […]
Be Strong and Have Courage
Be Strong and Have Courage Honestly, has there ever been a time in our lives that we needed more to hear, “Be strong and courageous!” The last couple of years have been bonkers and it […]
Have you ever made a gratitude list? I have an ongoing gratitude list in the back of one of my journals. I was inspired to start this list after reading the book “One Thousand Gifts” […]
Below the Waterline
It is what is below the surface that sinks the ship. An iceberg can represent our leadership. The 10% above the water is our skill. The 90% below the water is our character. It is […]
The last two years have been so very hard. Don’t Give Up!
I’ve shared something similar before, but in light of the last two years, I wanted to share again to “Hang in there!” Life is hard, but God is good! Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is not […]