Rust Out or Burn Out?

“I’d rather burn out than rust out!” Really? Either option means you are “out!” People who burn out are like dynamite, they make a lot of noise, stir up a lot of dust and they are over in a flash. Those who rust out, may live to be Methuselah, but who cares if they never accomplish anything but pay the bills while avoiding the clink. The word used for energy…

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Three Hours of Prayer

Spending three hours in prayer can be an intimidating thing for those who have never spent extended time in prayer. Yet those who participate in our three hour prayer experiences come back wanting for more and excited about the experience of connecting with God and those who joined them in prayer. Spending time talking with God, hearing from Him in His Word and through His Holy Spirit can be life…

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Dawson Trotman, The Navigator

A few months after I was born, Dawson Trotman (The Navigator) died while rescuing a young lady from drowning in Schroon Lake New York. Years later, as a college student I read two biographies about Dawson that inspired me to memorize scripture ( I purchased his Topical Memory System and memorized hundreds of verses), to focus on discipling men and to help people grow in the faith. His legacy lives…

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Guardrails

Would you rather build guard rails at the top of the cliff or a hospital at the bottom? Much of life is filled with those kinds of choices. Pay me now or pay me later. Change the oil on the car now, or change the engine later when it breaks down sooner. Invest now, reap later. Preventative guardrails are good for roads, but they are also good for children, for…

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A Sense of Urgency

I can’t remember a time when I felt more of a sense of urgency. Last Sunday,  I called 911 at 7:30 pm. They were supposed to be at the destination of their raft trip at 4:30 pm. The group assumed that they could cover five miles of river in a couple of hours, hiking and floating down to one of our favorite swimming holes, “Rainbow Pool,” just outside of Yosemite…

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Virtual Life Coaching

Virtual Coaching My wife Robin recently became a Certified Life Coach. Now she can help people all around the world in the same way she has helped people locally by coming alongside of them and helping them accomplish life changing initiatives. Already she is seeing great results with those whom she has coached. With Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Reality, and robotics my wife’s impact will soon be impacted to a greater degree….

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Priorities

Last night I met with a man who is working on his PhD, working 12 hour days, lacking sleep, no vacations and hitting the wall emotionally. His wife encouraged him to talk to me to help him gain perspective. He was suffering from success sickness, no margins, no balance, trying to please everyone and saying yes to everything because of FOMO (fear of missing out). His is the plight of…

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Caring

Yesterday we had a young man come to the church who was high on something, hungry, no driver’s license or other identification, wanting a busride to NorCal. He took the focus of our office for four hours, three pastors were engaged with this man, two pastors took him to purchase groceries, which he devoured on the spot, whole chicken turned finger food, chugged down with chocolate milk. He was given…

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