Encourage

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Today’s guest blogger is by good friend Paul Sohn, who writes an award-winning leadership blog, Salt and Light.  At Sunday’s Super Bowl, the Seahawks coach, Pete Carroll, made a bad call that cost the team the title. What happens when good leaders make bad judgment calls? <><><><><><><><><><> For the Hawks fans, it was a hard pill to swallow. With […]

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Last weekend, at the Transformation Network Conference in downtown Portland, Tim and I were inspired by and prayed for by one of the most enthusiastic Christ-followers we’ve ever met. Kristen Williams, from Tauranga, New Zealand, for years has been raising up and equipping young leaders to pursue Jesus, engage in local evangelism and missions, and to […]

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Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart (Ephesians 5:19, ESV)                        For years, I enjoyed substitute teaching for music instructors. One day, I was assigned an intermediate band class. I got to […]

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Today I am pleased to introduce as guest blogger my good friend Lisa Jennings, fellow member of Radiant Church in Gresham, Oregon. Lisa, gifted intercessor and writer, has a passion for releasing Holy Spirit grace, mercy, and unconditional love to those she reaches with her gentle spirit and words. *       *   […]

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Upcoming Events: Join me for The Encouragers Class Leaders:  Tim and Lynn Hare When:  February 2, 16; March 2, 16; April 6, 2014 10 am to noon. Breakfast followed by small group meeting. Where:  Radiant Church Portland Adventist Elementary School 3990 NW 1st St., Gresham, OR  97030 Join us as we reach forward with excitement […]

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Upcoming Events: Join me for The Encouragers Class Leaders:  Tim and Lynn Hare When:  January 19; February 2, 16; March 2, 16; April 6, 2014 10 am to noon. Breakfast followed by small group meeting. Where:  Radiant Church Portland Adventist Elementary School 3990 NW 1st St., Gresham, OR  97030 Join us as we reach forward […]

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These 2013 blog posts were voted most popular, according to number of views, by readers. Click on one or more and visit these stories today: Dandelions are Weeds?  As a grade school kid,  my eyes were opened to the natural world.  When I learned my favorite flowers, dandelions, were considered weeds,  I wondered, What will […]

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Are you having a wonderful Thanksgiving week? Filling your home with friends and family, or maybe guestifying someone else’s house? I pray a week of connectedness for you and your loved ones. But whatever you do, DON’T look for blessings. Here’s why: • If you’re looking for a blessing, you’re possibly expecting to find God […]

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He decreed statutes . . . which He commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. (Psalm  78:5, 6, NIV) In the hospital room, my newborn grandson, Logan, wraps teensy-weensy fingers around my pinky […]

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I had an exhilarating week at the Oregon Christian Writers Conference in Portland August 12-15. Among the talented professionals I had the privilege of joining was senior editor of Harvest House Publishers, Nick Harrison. In addition to his editorial work, Nick is a top-shelf writer of several powerful books. At the conference, I picked up […]

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