Straight Rain

Today was a typical travel day, which after yesterday we were thankful for typical. After morning breakfast send off with friends we drove the rest of the trip to our destination. Rain was frequent on the drive, but we still made good time. The road trip included lots of music, conversations, car games, some napped,…

Unexpected Blessings

Day one of our trip away has come with some unexpected gifts. The check engine light came on in our van. Based on some other symptoms, it wasn’t just a false alarm. As you know, when a warning light flashes across your dashboard, you have the choice to take immediate care or have worse issues…

Big God. Bold Friendship. (Colossians 4:7-18)

MOTIVATE 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…

Thankful Together

Last week I shared a challenge for our church to grow in the art of gratitude by listing 7 items of thanksgiving each day for a week, and add 1 more to equal 50. Here’s my list: #ThankfulTogetherSPBCMD Day 1 ◦ We are grateful for grace in Jesus Christ. ◦ We are grateful for God’s…