Isaac Watts said, “Even though we may not take part audibly in the action, yet if we are there in a right spirit – there really to wait upon God and to pray, we marvelously help the tone of a meeting.” Continue reading
I’m looking forward to the day that you’ll be able to ask any random person at the Summit why we put so much focus on church planting, and they’ll look at you like you’re crazy just for suggesting otherwise. I have a dream that nobody at the Summit will be able to sit in a pew (shout-out to my West Clubbers) or an over-sized chair without considering being a part of a Summit campus or church plant.
Editor’s Note: The following is a report on the practical applications of Richard Simmons’ book,The True Measure of a Man: How Perceptions of Success, Achievement, and Recognition Fail Men in Difficult Times, (Evergreen Press, 2011).
Do your children occasionally shock you with antics that are entirely outside their training? Most homeschool families take seriously the admonition to “train up a child in the way he should go.” When a child’s behavior is outside acceptable boundaries, conscientious parents notice.
Looking back on more than a decade of vocational ministry, the difficulties I anticipated are not the difficulties I have experienced. Would knowing these challenges in advance have helped me and my family to persevere through them? I’m not sure.