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Rest Builds

Most people think that they are getting stronger when they go to the gym and workout. This isn’t actually true. When a weightlifter goes to the gym they are actually tearing their muscles, breaking them down, and no building is happening at all.  Ironically, it isn’t until they go home, flop down on the couch […]

Short Term Setbacks – Long Term Failure

On the heels of last weeks focus on resolutions, I thought it necessary to mention one additional caveat. The necessity comes from my own inability to deliver on my resolution this past week.  My resolution was to practice guitar 1 hour a day 5 days a week.  Yesterday I looked at my guitar several times, […]

Get a hold of my…

To be a ‘Christian’ means a lot of different things to a lot of different people in our world today. I believe that in order to be a ‘Christian’ a number of things must be a reality.  Firstly, a person must believe in Jesus the Christ, the Messiah, the Saviour of the world, the Son of God. (Romans […]

15 New Pastors Talk

  I feel guilty.  That would be the twitter entry from the conference I attended last week in which 15 pastors, in their first pastorate, reflected on their experience thus far and received teaching and instruction from leaders in the Mennonite Church.  I feel overwhelmed.  That was the overwhelming reason for the guilt, as pastor […]

Vision Quest

How do Senior Pastors create a sense of vision? A vision that is adoptable by a congregation who aren’t necessarily at the same place as we are. What’s the process? How to we arrive at God’s vision?       How do we get everyone on board?