Monday, August 31, 2009
2 Million Minutes.
Do you think that the United States offers the best education in the world?
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thank you Rachel for giving me the book Why we love the church:In praise of institutions and organized religion. I enjoyed reading a book that spoke positively of God's design for Christian community.
It seems that so many today are speaking and writing critical things about the Bride of Christ. Some are suggesting leaving church all together. I'll admit, the church is not perfect. Yours may seem worse than others. But it is designed by God to bring Him glory. So I love it. I work hard to help others build a positive representation of the church in a local context.
Many run to conferences, camps, special groups, etc. to find what they should look for in the church. Others start organizations, clubs, special groups to do what they should be doing as a church. But God has only promised success to His "church". (Matthew 16:18)
Let's continue to be the church and build His church!
Do you feel that the church is an effective means of bringing God glory?
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I feel blessed to have friends in my life to share life with. Thanks Deshaun.
What importance to friendships have for you?
The idea is that the borrower will actually pay back the loan and the money can be lent out again to another person.
Do you have any unique ideas to empower people rather than just giving money to charity?
This is a company that I learned about at the Leadership Summit. Good African Coffee. They believe that the key to supporting Africa is not aid. They believe that economic empowerment through trade will lift Africa economically.
Do you think that aid can be detrimental to the long term growth of people or nations?
July 30 - Aug. 1, I was involved in the Legacy Disciplemaking Conference at Moody Bible Institute.
August 6 and 7, I was at Willow Creek Community Church for the annual Leadership Summit.
August 9-14, I was a camp counselor at Urban Camp at Camp Timberlee.
So many things have happened in these weeks. I was blessed to spend the last few days with my wife and kids. We went on a canoe trip, went to a huge flea market, played Putt-Putt, played games, and made memories. I love family time.
I am looking forward to sorting out my thoughts from the last few weeks and getting back to a routine.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I like that, but it can be challenging to accomplish.
What are ideas that people have about making change more exciting?
Monday, August 3, 2009
This video is of friends of ours Gabe and Marla Taviano from Columbus, OH. The just finished visiting 52 Zoos in a year. What a creative plan to spend time together as a family.
Look for Marla's book coming out about this family adventure.
You can find out more at marlataviano.com
I hope this encourages you to be creative about spending time and making lasting memories with your family.