Relationships

Shared life…

Today I played golf for the first time in 1 1/2 years.   I was invited by someone in my church who loves golf and lives on the 6th fairway at Beau Rivage.  My Dad was home, so the three of us hit the links.  It was the most awesome weather; great temperature with a nice breeze.  Now I'm not going to give Tiger Woods a run for his money, so I don't take things too serious.  But, [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:53+00:00 September 8th, 2009|Church, Mission, Relationships, Simple / Organic Church, TLM Blog|1 Comment

Run away church…

"...and a little child shall lead them." Isaiah 11:6 Maybe there is something to learn from this young generation about Church.  When I was a kid I didn't like going to church but I did like seeing my friends there.  I remember the old man who used to give all us kids a stick of gum every Sunday.  Isn't it funny the things that matter to us.  For me, the greatest memories of [...]

He who has an ear, let him hear…

Oh the beauty of diversity.  How different we are in every way, including our ability to communicate.  If you haven't learned by now then you either don't realize that people misunderstand what you've tried to say or you don't care if you are misunderstood.   But, if we value relationship with the ones we are trying to communicate with then we will take the time to learn.  To assume you are heard simply because you think you [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:54+00:00 August 7th, 2009|Discipleship, Leadership, Relationships, TLM Blog|1 Comment

Hearing Voices…

"In high school I was a friend of Herbert Orin Tubbs, a scrappy country boy from Alabama who loved to kill snakes, shoot guns and play basketball.  Herbert, despite what you might imagine from my description, was quite intelligent, and when he graduated was offered a full scholarship to a good private university. Surprisingly Herbert, turned down the scholarship, stayed home and went to a local community college part-time. When I asked him why he [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:54+00:00 August 2nd, 2009|Church, Relationships, TLM Blog|1 Comment