Sunday, March 27, 2011

Too Good Not to Share!

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back-- Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now." 

W. H. Murray

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Are you "smoking what you're selling?"

My friend, Jay Hardwick shared this on his blog ( and I felt compelled to do the same.  It's a mystery to me who actually pays attention to my ramblings and I suspect that many are random viewers.  That being said, I have to believe this is for someone...maybe you.

I was struck by Jesus' emphasis on "believing" as I recently worked through the book of John with the S.O.A.P. method (previous post.) Take a look.  It's time to know and show what you believe.

Do We Really Believe What We're Saying? from The Church at Brook Hills on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Grabbing the Handles

A good friend of mine, Brent Crowe ( shared this recently...

If you're looking for ways to connect with your teenager or any teenager, here are three "handles" you need to use:

1) Evolution is the norm.  In other words, change is the only constant in their lives.

2) Entertainment is their medium.  Put another way: they are very visual.  They need a visual hook on which they can hang all of the information they receive.

3) Experience in their community.  They long for connection more than answers.

Good stuff!