Ain’t No Rock Gonna Cry Out for Me!

Over 30 years ago, on Palm Sunday, I was standing in praise and worship and the person standing beside me was getting very uncomfortable. At one point he raised their hands (something he never would have done in church). At one point, I almost thought he was making fun of the people who were raising their hands and singing out loudly. Because of his increased edginess he was unable to sit down or stand still. I had seen this edginess before, and usually he would just go out of the service. But this time, just before the close of the last song, he hurriedly pushed me aside and told me to let him out. I thought he was getting ill or leaving. Instead of heading for the back door, he walked fast nearly running to the front of the church. He grabbed one of the men in the front row and asked for prayer.

Recurring Alternations (Part 2 of 4)

“One reason why the cycle of archetypes recurs is that each youth generation tries to correct or compensate for what it perceives as the excesses of the midlife generation in power. For example, Boomers (a Prophet generation, whose strength is individualism, culture and values) raised Millennial children (a Hero generation, whose strength is in collective civic action). Archetypes do not create archetypes like themselves, they create opposing archetypes. Your generation isn’t like the generation that shaped you, but it has much in common with the generation that shaped the generation that shaped you.” ― William Strauss

Ambushed & Amputated – Will You Survive The Pruning Season?

Are you currently facing a season of pruning? So many are in the midst of heart wrenching ambushes, amputations, and heartaches, caused by problems in our world. I There is a new phrase regarding a sign of this season which is flooding our headlines. They … Continue reading Ambushed & Amputated – Will You Survive The Pruning Season?

Building Resilliency

I was honored to do training with all of the staff at Challenge Farm. We had seven groups of ten in each group and we prayed, and learned about one another and the importance of deepening our relationship with Jesus, and taking care of ourselves. By learning how to diffuse triggers, increase the joy of the LORD and avoid vicarious trauma and stress; we can all become better workers and disciples of Jesus. This past staff meeting seventy certificates of completion were received by the staff.

Crackers with Ava…

One of the things I do each morning Monday through Friday is watch Ava while Amy homeschools Jonah and Hudson. She and I usually go outside (so she doesn’t hear her mom’s voice) and spend time walking and looking around. Before school started back we would walk into the heart of activity, and after we just walk around the field or stay within our compound.