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I'm on a journey home desiring to take as many people as possible with me.
Interests: cpms and justice for the poor in needy parts of the world, brennan manning, simple churches, contemplative, skiing, walking on the beach, grandchildren, glory of God demonstrated among all people groups, authentic community
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Amen to that, Larry. Great to hear from you!
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2017 on The Church That Is Going at SimpleChurch Journal
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Great stories, Marci. Good to hear from you!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2017 on The Church That Is Going at SimpleChurch Journal
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Love the restaurant ministry, Tom. Blessings to you!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2017 on The Church That Is Going at SimpleChurch Journal
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You are not alone, Tom. Many, many people will relate to your situation. I am glad that you are walking in freedom and finding fellowship where you can. Sometimes the best place to find new-wineskin fellowship is not among those who are already in the old wineskin. In other words, looking outside of those already-saved may be the best place to begin looking. Just one un-believing neighbor or friend may be the best place to begin 'church.' Not in the formal sense, but in the sense of food, friendship, and spiritual conversation at some point. This may be the best place to find people who are not already molded into the traditional ways. Just a thought. I will also mention that I am going to be offering my course again soon, which is a good place to fellowship, online, with other like-minded folk: http://www.simplechurchrevolution.com/coursedescription.htm
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2016 on Toward His Highest and Best at SimpleChurch Journal
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Good thoughts, Jack. May the Spirit of fire burn brighter and continue to lead!
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2016 on Failure to Launch at SimpleChurch Journal
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Thanks for the comment, Steve. Interesting times we live in, eh?
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2016 on Failure to Launch at SimpleChurch Journal
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I "got out" of my religious boat into a relational walk daily with Him. --- Amen!
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2016 on Stepping Out of the Boat at SimpleChurch Journal
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Daily dependence... God help us!
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2016 on Stepping Out of the Boat at SimpleChurch Journal
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Good point! It's the 'jumping in,' especially when it involves leaving something familiar, that is so often the challenge!
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2016 on Stepping Out of the Boat at SimpleChurch Journal
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Thanks for sharing and you are so right: Jesus' hand is always there.
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2016 on Stepping Out of the Boat at SimpleChurch Journal
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Godincidentally -- I think I will have to use that one if I can spell it correctly! Thanks, Patrick.
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Hmmm... recorded words. Anything to do with writing? Seems like you do that well. (Have I said that before?)
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Well said! Thanks for the comment.
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I have drawn much from both Discovery Bible Study and many of the ideas from disciple-making movements. I always have to remember, like you, that there are tools and methods and then there are core principles: letting God lead, trusting the power of His Word, etc. The tools, for me, always need to be considered and/or adapted but, at the end of the day, they need to support the process of organically reaching out, loving others, discipling, etc. Trust that God will continue to lead you in this journey!
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Good focus on the gifts of ALL as a vital part of the rhythm of community. Thanks for bringing that up!
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Will continue praying with you for that young man.
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Well-said, Mary-Anne. Thanks for the challenge.
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Thanks for the note, Larry. Look forward to taking a look at your book!
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That's probably a great description Tom, "ever increasing waves." I was surely only reflecting on 'big-picture' stages which ignores a lot of the ebbs and flows that takes place within each stage. Plus, though I'm sure there is much here that is common, I certainly wouldn't make my experience the norm for all. God is wondrously diverse!
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I love what you said, Mike, about not trading the heartaches along the way for the world. At the end of the day, those really are the best seasons because of what they do IN us. Thanks for the comment!
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Yeah, those can be the challenging but fruitful times. Love to you, Larry!
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Amazing how similar our God-journeys are in so many ways! Thanks for commenting.
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Thanks for sharing your experiences, David. You are so very right on Jesus' command to go and make disciples. Appreciate the comment.
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Thanks for the correction. All fixed. And a great question to ask!
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2014 on Life Must Precede Form at SimpleChurch Journal
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Thanks for the link, Andy, I will be connecting with Will!
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