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A Culture of Personality

This weekend I watched a TED talk by author Susan Cain. It was the title of her talk, The Power of Introverts, that caught my attention. Growing up I was the kid who loved being by myself. Let me pick between a crowd of people, and a good book or some baseball cards...

Finding a Sponsor

“I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member.” Woody Allen as Alvy Singer in Annie Hall In the early 90s, Elizabeth and I went on a missions trip to the Philippines along with a number of other college/university...

Book Review : The Shaping of Things to Come

In 2008 I made a goal of reading an average of one book per week for the whole year.  Since I’m not a natural speed reader like my oldest daughter,  it took some time, but it was worth it.  I repeated the goal in 2009 & 2010 but didn’t get anywhere...

One of my favorite quotes…

Today our 3 interns officially started VLI.  We started our first mentoring class this morning, by looking at the topic of evangelism.  Each of the interns (Erin Smith, Darin LeBlanc & Kevin Cornell) will be leading a Servant Evangelism project this fall in...

Christianity Beyond Belief

Yesterday we wrapped up our 4-week series on margin talking about resolving conflict, so I wanted to do a quick intro into what we’ll be looking at starting this coming Sunday.  There is a book that came out last year by a guy named Todd Hunter entitled Christianity...

My Reading Plan 2009

I was planning to put up a list of my favorite books of 2009 today.  However, last night I picked up one I just got about 2 weeks ago, and after getting about 1/2 way through I realized that this one needs to be at the top of my list.  So the new plan is that...