Where To Start Building Ordinary Faith

Where To Start Building Ordinary Faith

The beginning of almost everything is unseen. The most important part of a building is its foundation. So much labor, time, and resources are invested in a good foundation. Everyone knows the integrity of a structure is only as good as that upon which it is built.  It...
Why Build Ordinary Faith Now?

Why Build Ordinary Faith Now?

Why Build Ordinary Faith Now? We are always working and praying to build Ordinary Faith. That hasn’t changed. BUT, God is on the move. The world is changing at a pace that is, honestly, a little frightening. The way people participate with their church is also...
Why So Long To Build Ordinary Faith?

Why So Long To Build Ordinary Faith?

Sign Up Here. In 2002 and 2003, I worked with a team of leaders and several mission teams. Together we built a church in Otis, Colorado. It was an all-consuming process. We began the process because God gave us a clear direction. A large sum of money was donated and a...
Why Build Ordinary Faith?

Why Build Ordinary Faith?

Why Build Ordinary Faith? We had a mission when we began this journey that you have all come to know as Ordinary Faith. We knew we were called to make disciples and connect them in a community. We began with the simple framework, “Trust Jesus, Honor God, and...
Become!

Become!

A tip of the hat to Kelly Lovell who pointed me to this piece by John Roedel that I’m reprinting today. John is a comic, husband, and father of three boys based in Wyoming who has written about lack of faith, mental health wellness, grief, and the joy and pain of...
His Pasture, His Dirt

His Pasture, His Dirt

One day a group of scientists got together and decided that humanity had come such a long way that they no longer needed God. So they picked one guy to go and tell God about their decision. “God, we don’t need you to care for us or love us or interfere in our lives...
Define Your Choices

Define Your Choices

God is strategic. He has a plan laid out for your life that encompasses even the tiniest of details. He is not vague or approximate. He does not waffle or wane. He is orchestrating every note of your symphony. Every word of your story. Every brush stroke of your...
Gaurds and Walls

Gaurds and Walls

Day Four of the five-day Bible reading challenge. Proverbs chapter 4 today. The scripture that made me take pause, that has rattled around in my head today: Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 NLT I don’t know...
Grab a Handful

Grab a Handful

As a kid I learned a valuable lesson. At least I thought it was valuable. If you’re gonna pull one cookie Mom told you not to take, you may as well grab a handful. You’ll get in the same amount of trouble for taking five cookies as you would for taking one. Follow me...
Tuning Forks

Tuning Forks

How do you fix bad pianos? With a tuning fork. How do you fix bad singers? With a pitchfork. Well, it’s an old orchestra joke. Because there certainly aren’t any NEW orchestra jokes! This is Day Two of our five-day challenge: Reading one chapter of Proverbs each day...