Africa, Mission, God Moments, and Life

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It was just two weeks ago, February 11-21, 2016, and once again I was in the country of Burkina Faso. I was there to help lead a group of church leaders in a National Leadership Conference with the International Leadership Institute. My prayer was that those in attendance would be more equipped to lead and mobilize their churches to carry out the great commission of Jesus-sharing HIS message of hope with the world. My challenge was for them to become a leader of leaders. We would teach them some core values and principles of effective leadership to help them in their journey. Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries …

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100 Days to 50: Day 1 – We Have Finally Arrived!

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Well I could say that the last 100 days have been rewarding, but I must clarify that the last 50 years have been rewarding!  Here’s a few important things I’ve learned in my journey.  Some of them Ive learned when I approached the age of 30, others when I approached the age of 40, and others I have only begun to embrace through this process of evaluation.  These are some things that we all need to work on diligently:  Develop patience and kindness    Learn how to relax    Become friends with change    Know what you are good at, and what you are not    Be confident in your relationship with God  Develop a commitment ...
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100 Days to 50: Day 2 – Gaining the Most Out of Life

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Choose to smile at people everyday. No, its not always an easy task.  Life can throw a lot of curveballs and many of them will seem to knock the breath out of us, but a smile is infectious.  A smile is encouraging and communicates a clear message to your own soul that says, “I will not be defeated by the hardships of this world; there is a better day coming and the best is yet to come!”  I believe this and I choose to smile.  Above is a pencil drawing by my friend and artist, Mike Lee. I’m grateful! Join me from the start of my "100 Days to 50" journey ...
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100 Days to 50: Day 3 – Gaining the Most Out of Life

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God is always trustworthy. Be nice to the neighbor’s kid, because she might be your wife someday!  Lisa and I grew up within a half-mile of each other and rode the same school bus.  There is no way we could have known in those early years that someday our lives would lean so heavily upon each other.  Together we have learned that a successful life is all about a right relationship with God and people, and attempting to do the right things in the right seasons. Together we’ve learned that God is always trustworthy and we’re convinced He wants us to succeed.  Next week, we will celebrate 32 years of marriage, ...