My Sentiments Exactly…

As I mentioned in the last post I'm on a most intimate and incredible journey.  In the past two years God has been cleaning my canvas.  What He has begun to paint is an incredible portrait of His Bride.  There is great beauty and freedom to be found in the church Christ builds.  This blog  has reflected many of my thoughts along the way as the fellowship I pastor has changed and continues to.  In [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:54+00:00 July 31st, 2009|Church, Church Planting, Leadership, Mission, TLM Blog|1 Comment


"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."    James 1:2-4 (NIV) An aspect of character we must master is perseverance.  James tells us that it is the quality of character that will bring us to the mature and complete destination God desires.  It [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:55+00:00 April 23rd, 2009|Discipleship, Leadership, TLM Blog|3 Comments

Going Deep Pt. 1

Last week I started a new teaching series at The Dwelling Place entitled "Going Deep."  It was prompted by something I posted a few days back where I said "Going Deep is our part, going Big is God's part."  As I was reflecting on Acts 2 I noticed something that jerked me back like a dog on a leash. We have a tendency as church pastors and church planter to give in to the pressure [...]

Diversity – embrace it, own it, enjoy it…

 "Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them..."   Romans 12:6 I have spent the last 2 years on a personal spiritual journey that has brought me to re-examine everything in my life.  I have read countless books and searched the scriptures.  I have allowed God to search me, correct me, shape me and lead me. Much of what I hear from our post-modern spiritual and cultural experts, [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 February 26th, 2009|Church, Church Planting, Leadership, Mission, Worship|3 Comments