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Minimalization for Maximum Mission

By | 2018-01-17T22:14:25+00:00 June 4th, 2016|

  “The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” Elise Boulding Even from an early age, the words of Jesus found in the Gospels have resonated so deeply in my mind and heart. I've always seen Jesus, not as [...]

Thoughts on Worship from a Ragamuffin: the worship pastor side of me

By | 2018-01-16T06:21:01+00:00 April 16th, 2016|

  Like many church professionals, I have more than one income stream. Half of my time I'm a worship pastor at a Vineyard church, and the other half I'm a team leader at a humanitarian anti-hunger organization which is doing some great things in addressing global hunger. While schedule-wise, I need to watch my time [...]

39 and the journey

By | 2018-01-16T06:48:42+00:00 March 12th, 2016|

  Today I turn 39. One soul-training exercise that I do: create space to remember God's faithfulness. Part of that process is letting go of the frailty fixations of my false self (i.e. regret), and I believe part of that process is inviting Holy Spirit to give me proper perspective on what really matters in [...]