Archive for March, 2011

Dudes – if you need a little help knowing how to describe your lady – there is some help in Song of Songs chapter 4!!!  I’m not recommending you use words like “goat,” “tower of David,” or “my sister, my bride”…but – it will give you a glimpse on how to get started.

For this and more conversation about mutual submission, dealing with the greatest emotional fears in marriage, and much more…listen to this past weekend’s message – A Pursuit of Commitment.  You can LISTEN HERE!

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Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night.  That’s right…we will lose an hour of sleep for Sunday.  BUT…if you show up on Sunday to the Living Stones Church @ 9:30, 11:30, or 5:30 p.m. I’ll share with you the secret of not allowing a lost of hour of sleep to affect your sex life.  Your welcome.

A Passion for the Word of God

Posted: March 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

After watching this I’m completely convinced I have taken the Word of God for granted.  I’ve become too cavalier with its availability to me.  My familiarity has bred apathy.  What I want is to be passionate…like this…

Visionary Whiplash

Posted: March 10, 2011 in Leadership, vision

I had lunch yesterday with some of my favorite pastors in the world.  In our conversation one of them was sharing a common phenomenon we’ve all done and we had all experienced.  It was the VISIONARY WHIPLASH.  This is where a Pastor every year (or two) rolls out a “NEW VISION” for the church that he just received “from the Lord.”  It is the new plan that is going to “fix” all of the problems of the church and launch the church into a new season of growth and Kingdom opportunities!!!  My pastor friend said if he came out with one more “vision” his people were going to choke him. 🙂   We all laughed…because we all knew exactly what he was talking about.

Vision comes from an extended period of time with God.  And it has particular application to your time and location.  And it doesn’t change year after year after year.  If it does, it is most likely that your vision didn’t come from God, but rather from another church and what they are doing.  Your yearly “vision shift” is nothing more than trying to jump on the bandwagon of the latest and best (for that year).  And if you do that enough times, the church begins to be whiplashed around in your floundering attempt for traction.  And after enough years, they begin to remember all the other “new visions” that were supposed to fix all the problems and provide new Kingdom possibilities…but in the end…didn’t.  And they will get tired (as well as sore) and will eventually jump off your roller coaster of visionary leadership.

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If you missed last Sunday’s message (out of Song of Songs 1:5-2:15) it is online.  For a conversation about insecurities over body image, En Gedi, sexual language, and “little foxes” – you can LISTEN HERE.  

I Do Not Like…

Posted: March 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

mealy apples.  That is all.

Welcome to Junior High

Posted: March 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

Caleb got glasses today.  His vision is 20/100.  I’ve never seen a kid more excited to get glasses.  In two weeks he gets braces as well.  He is stoked about that.  Weird.  Welcome to Junior High.