Friday, March 30, 2012

How blogging helps REINFORCE your message.

Camp Mission Meadows | 20d | 2008 

I’ve heard it said that you have to hear an idea 7 times before comprehending it, much less accepting it.  I’m realizing how true this is...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Changing Education Paradigms [VIDEO]

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms from The RSA on Vimeo.

Joseph Avakian was with us this week and was sharing and challenging us with how we could better communicate and educate in our school of biblical studies.  He showed us this video in one of his sessions... 

Monday, March 26, 2012

5 tips to transitioning well with new leadership.

Prayer and Worship Night in Maryland | Iphone3gs

Have you experienced a transition in leadership?  What was that like for you?  Our ministry is going through a transition in leadership right now... 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Paradise and the least of these | What Homeless Outreach looks like in Waikiki

DTS students and two of the street kids gathering to pray for the Pastor and his family  | Waikiki Hawaii | Iphone 3gs

Part of my responsibilities here as staff for YWAM’s School of Biblical studies is to lead local outreaches.  This past Tuesday, I tagged along on the Discipleship Training School’s last outreach to Waikiki.  The students are headed overseas in the next couple of weeks...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Answering the questions: Why did you start a blog and what's your blog about?

Oahu | 2009 | 20d 

As promised, in last Friday’s post, I told you that I’d answer the questions that I posed to you about the WHY of blogging.  So here we go...

Monday, March 19, 2012

My ridiculous comfort zone: Re-prioritizing and recalibrating

Waikiki | Iphone 3gs/Instagram | Taken Yesterday 

When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,  and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.  He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt.  Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.  If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”  So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.   Luke 9:1-6 

Take nothing for the journey... 

Friday, March 16, 2012

How to START your blog! part 2

National Cathedral | 2007 

So you’ve chosen a blogging platform, and chosen the layout of your blog.  You wrote your first blog post and published it and you told people about it!  Great job!  But now what?... 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Listening to and praying for BS

This lady's name is BS and she bought Jess a cup of coffee for her birthday.

On Sunday when we arrived in Honolulu, we stopped into Starbucks to get some anti-jet-lag-juice aka coffee.  We were accompanied by Eric, our school leader, and Krista Beihl, our good friend.   What happened next is pretty random... 

Monday, March 12, 2012

2012 March General Update | Aloha! Greetings from Hawaii!

Honolulu Airport | March 11, 2012 | Iphone3gs and Instagram 

Aloha and greetings from Hawaii!  Here is a quick update... 

Friday, March 9, 2012

How to START your blog! Part 1

Chicago | 2008 | 20d

So I’ve given you reasons WHY to start a blog... well here’s HOW to get started! 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

3 writing tips guaranteed to help people read what you’re writing.

Bad menu spelling | Taken May 2008 | sd870 

I’ve been sending out a monthly e-mail update since 2003.  Here are 3 things I’ve learned along the way... 

Monday, March 5, 2012

5 important blogging strategies I implemented last week

Photo from the Brigade N-Counter weekend April 2011

Last week I got really gung ho about blogging.  Here are some of the strategies I’ve implemented this past week, and my thoughts on them...

Friday, March 2, 2012

2 lessons I learned while driving around in the rain | Part 2

Howard County Police taken in 2007 

Wednesday on my way from hanging out with Mike to my next appointment I was driving and ended up in a right hand turning lane.  There was a car in front of me, and then a bus in front of that car...  

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hawaii 2012: the details YOU want to know.

Oahu - 2008 - taken with a canon sd870

So if you missed our announcement we're moving to Hawaii in 10 days to staff YWAM's School of Biblical Studies.  

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