A lot has been written recently about the discipleship movement, I think it could be because with all of our mega-everything, we have realized that we have done a poor job at making true disciples, which most of the time comes in the hidden and small. We are pretty good at making consumers, (vis a … More Get on the DiscipleSHIP!
In his book An Unhurried Life Alan Fadling writes, “If you had one word to describe Jesus, what would it be?” He then goes on to say, “Relaxed”. I have to admit I have never thought of Jesus as relaxed, but then as I read through so many of his stories, through that lens, I realized … More Simplify: De-Clutter
I just finished up a series called “The Hard Things” in our church. We tackled the issues that we as believers wrestle with, and cause tension in our lives like Jesus and politics, miracles, prayer and other things… Through the journey of this series, we discovered that a lot of what we have been taught … More Simplify
I’m trying to space these thoughts out a little, seems like it gives us time to digest and really take to heart this journey to discover the 7 pillars of wisdom. If you have been reading these, then you know by know that this has been a holy crusade, if you will, through the book … More Prudence: The Fourth Pillar
What is Honor? Why is honor important? Is it something to be earned or bestowed or both? IN the series of the Seven Pillars, Humility is strategically placed before honor. Proverbs 15:33 “Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.” Honor therefore is placed upon someone when that person has walked through the pillar of … More Honor: The Third Pillar
As we begin the New Year, I was reflecting on all the things that we have learned together as a small church plant at KeyStone. One of the hardest lessons I believe is the Lesson of Humility. Humility, contrary to what many think, is not the living a life like Eeyore the donkey on Winnie … More Humility: The Second Pillar
Having finished our series on The Seven Pillars of wisdom, I thought I would unpack them in a blog so we can be reminded of their importance. Last blog was on the foundation of the Fear of the Lord, this is the beginning of wisdom, everything is built on living a life in absolute awe … More Integrity: The First Pillar of Wisdom
As I mentioned in my last post, I just finished a series at KeyStone Church about the 7 Pillars of Wisdom, based on the verse Proverbs 9:1, “Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her 7 pillars.” A few years ago, I went on a journey trying to discover what the 7 pillars … More The Fear of the Lord: The Foundation
Several years ago my friend Steve Johnson and I were contemplating the mystery of Proverbs 9:1 “Wisdom has built her house, she has set up her seven Pillars” and we decided to go on a quest of sorts to find out what the seven pillars were. Without looking at what other’s had discovered, we wanted … More The Seven Pillars: An Adventure in the Book of Proverbs
I just finished up a series at KeyStone Church called Finding Your Why. (Props to Simon Sinek.) In the context of our small church, I just related our why to the three simple statements that sum us up. Connect to the Creator, Connect to Community, and Connect to the Culture. It’s not rocket science and … More Finding Hurt. Finding Healing.