Upsidedown Living: Death (1 Thess 4:13-14)

–          Simple words have significant meaning – movement (influence) Sunshine Ice Cream Pizza Chocolate Vacation Pay Day Hello I love you Divorce Cancer Death  These words are simple yet they move us toward significant meaning and memories. Words carry a weight of influence upon us; they direct us toward what to believe and how to…

Upsidedown Living: Love (1 Thess 4:9-12)

Hugs are important. In fact, Jeff Ondash believes hugs are so vital that he decided to hug 7,777 people! The 51-year old Ohio native broke a Guinness World Record for most hugs in a 24-hour period, whereas the previous record was only 5,000. Also worthy of note, Jeff holds the world record for most hugs…

Upsidedown Living: Missional Relationships

In 2001, director Steven Soderbergh gave us a visual reminder through film of a life and leadership principle: “Relationships Matter”. Here is a conversation that took place between two characters, Rusty & Danny: Rusty: You’d need at least a dozen guys doing a combination of jobs. Danny: Like what do you think? Rusty: Off the…

Upsidedown Living: Power (1 Thess 1:4-10)

Have you been watching the Winter Olympics? The two-time defending World Cup ski champ, Lindsey Vonn, bruised her right shin she almost wasn’t able to compete in the Vancouver Olympics. But the events were delayed due to poor weather conditions, giving her some time to partially heal, compete and take home her first gold medal…