God has given you a specific set of gifts and abilities. While I may not have Matt Chandler's hand motions while I preach, that doesn't negate the gifts He has provided. Don't compare grace, celebrate it.
Her story and mine, are both wrapped tightly around this highly emotional fight for life debate around the world. I was born full term with no arms, not breathing, and with under new late-term legislation, I would have legally been allowed to die. She is the product of an unwanted, late-term teenage pregnancy that with… Continue reading Value, Viability and The Abortion Debate
If you are like Heather & I, your fall calendar looks daunting! Dates filling up your schedule quickly can often leave us scrambling for air until we suddenly hit Christmas Break and wonder where the year went. In an effort to play “the long game” and steward a busy season well, we discuss our plan… Continue reading Fueling Up For The Fall
Loving others well means that we have create enough margin in our lives to meet others in the mess of life. If our schedule absorbs so much of our time to where we can't love others where they're at - then we're too busy. Loving people is never easy or convenient. It is often uncomfortable,… Continue reading Doing The Hard Work of Loving Well
Manhood as a whole is under attack. The value, worth and identity of what a man is seems to be in a constant state of flux. This week on The Middle with Daniel and Heather Ritchie - we dive into the identity of who a man is and what God has called him to for the purpose… Continue reading Men & The Identity Crisis
Suffering is something that we all know well, but few of us want to spend time talking about our hurts and struggles. However the more we share about our suffering, there is more healing and there is more good that can come from it all. For your encouragement, we are giving you the complete breakdown… Continue reading Podcast: 5 Ways to Suffer Well
Raising up leaders is never easy. There always seems to be a demand to raise up leaders now or the push to find the right guys to put in place for the future. Then once you find the right person, what do you do to get them to a place where they are prepared for… Continue reading Making Leaders = Making Disciples
There's a lack of evangelism in the church - especially in the American church - these days. In a recent podcast interview (clip below) with Charlotte Awake, I talked about one of the root causes of this and the steps we can take to remedy this evangelism void.
Years ago I heard a phrase from JD Greear that has been one of the few quotes that have stuck with me for more than a few weeks: You replicate what you celebrate. Simple phrase but it is a profound reminder - what we make a big deal out of in our ministry will be… Continue reading Celebrate What You Want To Replicate