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The Tortoise and the Hare

The patchy, weed-strewn lawn is mine. So it would be hard to imagine the smugness I felt two years ago when my neighbor’s grass matched mine. He moved in and expended great energy to improve his yard. I caught him many times weeding his front and backyard. That’s right. Hands and knees. The entire 1/3 of an acre. Pulling individual weeds. I would spot professional lawn care trucks parked in front of his house. Spraying his grass. Then he would plant puny little plants and sticks that were supposed to flourish into bushes and blossom into roses. And at the start of the next Spring I was pleased with my inaction because he still had a crabgrass filled lawn. He would spend time and money o

It's Not As Hard As You Think

Part 3 / Discovering Discipleship / 101 Series Jesus calls us to go and make disciples of all nations. Maybe each of us is not necessarily called to travel the world as a missionary, but that is only a small part of what the great commission calls us to do. In a Christian's sphere of influence, there must be one or two people, at least, that need a mentor to lead them toward a closer communion with the Father. When I was invested in, I was a Junior in high school. I then chose to head to Johnson Bible College with the intention of finding a couple guys to disciple, but could not seem to find anyone who fit the bill. I was looking for people who were in my sphere of influence, less spirituall

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