Instant Growth

We all, I think, want instant growth. For somebody who’s a Jesus follower. We all want to become more like Him so that we become more loving like Him.  I’ve got to tell you it’s a little frustrating because I’d like that to happen overnight. It hasn’t for me. There has been change, though. There’s a quote, that we’ve shared …

Be the Helper

Maybe you’ve heard this: look for the helpers. Mr. Rogers once said it. “Look for the helpers.” -Fred Rogers I was thinking about that word helper, gets kind of a bad rap. People don’t write books about “helper-ship” or have “helper-ship” conferences. It’s always about leadership. But being a “helper” a big deal. Even God Himself, in scripture, is described …

It’s OK to Smile

Let’s be honest with each other… there’s a lot going on in the world right now. There’s so much fear and worry at this moment that you might’ve forgotten something: smile. It’s OK to laugh and smile right now. Yes, you should be aware of what’s happening in the news, but don’t live there, in all that fear, you know …

How I Got Inspiration from a Truck Full of Junk

Sometimes we get inspiration in the strangest ways. A couple of days ago I was driving my normal route (a lot of narrow back roads) to STAR and found myself in a little line of cars behind this beat up, rusty-looking pickup truck hauling strips of metal, pieces of cars, an old fridge, who knows what else? It was a …

Story Behind “Your Name is Power” by Rend Collective

The story behind “Your Name is Power” is something that came out of a time that we had so many questions because of all the chaos in the world, and all the hopelessness. The song started with a whole bunch of questions. Then, after talking about it and praying about it, we realized that in times of uncertainty we don’t …