He took one look at me from across the small Vancouver airport restaurant and came over like he knew me. With a handshake he introduced himself as ‘Joe.’ Turns out we had not met. Before long we were talking about life, politics, and God. It was Tuesday last week.
Joe’s ability to string together cuss words might have got him into the Guinness Book of World Records, should there ever exist such a record. Continue reading →
One day Jesus is rudely interrupted by a lawyer in the crowd who poses a question,” What shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Rather than telling him to shut up Jesus responds, “What is written in the Law?” Continue reading →
When I think of humility, my mind immediately goes to figures like Mother Teresa, Ghandi or even Nelson Mandela. It has got to be one of those intangible traits I admire every time it’s exhibited by a leader.
Mother Teresa in a Calcutta orphanage, 1979. Bettmann / Corbis
Lately I have been experiencing a renewed commitment to prayer. I have less desire to talk about it and more of a desire to just practice it. I am praying more with my kids. I am praying more with my wife. I pray more with friends. I am praying more on my own.
Today I am off to Africa to spend time with fellow leaders committed to equipping this generation to be disciples who make disciples. As I prepare to go, I am reminded of how important it is to have a ‘life on life’ mentoring relationship with someone else.
I am going to work hard at eliminating that little bulge which developed around my belt line over Christmas. And I will try to smile more in 2012 or be more thankful, but I don’t need New Year’s resolutions to do that stuff. After all I feel Bono summed it up best, “Nothing changes on New Year’s day.” (except the color and size of the shades)