Each summer for the last thirty-seven years I’ve had the privilege of serving a week or two at a girls’ camp in Illinois. While fun, it is quite a bit of work. But God’s blessings overflow and for Him, I keep going back summer after summer. A major component of our camping program is singing. […]
When I was in high school and college, I spent a couple months in the summers of 2003 and 2007 in the jungles of Panama. I felt sure that God was calling me to be a missionary so I felt like the best way to prepare for that calling was to attend college to be […]
I mess up a lot. I forget things, I say things I regret, I forget to look to God for my strength regularly, and nothing seems to go the way that I had planned. Life can get really mixed up sometimes. I realize I am a broken vessel; I am imperfect. It is then that […]
I used to run a bit in high school for fitness. Now that I have been out of high school for over twenty years walks are about all I can manage, so that is why I have been particularly impressed by a runner that I see nearly every morning on my drive to work. I […]
Karen and I were connected through a local pastor here in Ontario who has been developing a ministry for small churches called Small Church Connections. She is the senior editor for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s magazine Faith Today. I was privileged to do a podcast with Karen about the Flowers ministry this past winter.
Everybody reaches a point where they need to rest. Maybe it is after a long day of hard work or maybe after a particularly difficult encounter with a friend or family member. Often our tiredness is simply due to the day-to-day events that can lead to stress and burnout if we don’t take some time […]
Summer is winding down and fall is nearly upon us. This fall we are excited at Flowers to let you know about an upcoming article being published about the Flowers ministry. Faith Today is Canada’s leading evangelical magazine which connects evangelical Christians all across Canada, equipping them for ministry.
Where did you grow up? How did where you grew up contribute to preparing you for life in small-town pastoral ministry? I was born in a small town in Northern California in the early 1960’s to a pastor & wife. In fact, when I was brought home from the hospital, an actual church was my […]
Ah…summer! Hot sun, cool pools, frosty lemonade, and ice cream. What could be better? How about soul refreshment? I have been taking in summer rest time by sitting on my front porch listening to the music of the birds and the breeze for my quiet time each morning. One of my readings during this time […]
All Scriptures and prayers are in the NIV translation. ACTIONS Ephesians 3:16-19 “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may […]