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Don’t Worry. Trust Jesus.

Don’t Worry. Trust Jesus.

Jesus had a lot to say about worry.He came to an unstable and unpredictable world. He lived in an agricultural society where one summer’s drought could wipe out crops for the winter. He hung out with fishermen, who might fish all night long and catch...

Don’t Worry. Trust Jesus.

Jesus had a lot to say about worry.He came to an unstable and unpredictable world. He lived in an agricultural society where one summer’s drought could wipe out crops for the winter. He hung out with fishermen, who might fish all night long and catch...

A Handful of Ways To Read Your Bible (And Enjoy It.)

In our local church (extraordinarychurch.ca) over the last several weeks we talked about the Bible and its life-changing content. We explored some ways you can engage Scripture in a living, vibrant, revealing way, as opposed to something instructional or...

Your Mentor Is Right In Front Of You

Those who know me well understand that I am naturally an introvert and have developed an aptitude to interact beyond my comfort level. However, new interactions can still be awkward for me. I hope that this isn't obvious through my body language or words. If that's...

An Extraordinary Journey

Walking with God is a journey that lacks nothing. Many years ago Sarah and I surrendered our lives to the road less traveled and have not regretted one moment of each curve, hill, or valley. His leadership is gentle and safe, just like a Good Shepherd. Over the next...

Things Thompsons Don’t Say

It’s been said that people judge you by the words you use, and this is true. Some of my readers may not agree with this statement, however, if you do, then you understand the importance of choosing your words with prudence. Words have power! Words shape our worlds!...

Events That WIN!

Planning an event can be very overwhelming. The timeline, the details, the cost, marketing strategies, location… this is just the beginning. Often times the stress of making the event happen can lead you to a place in which you ask yourself, “What am I even doing?” I,...

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Don’t Worry. Trust Jesus.

Jesus had a lot to say about worry.He came to an unstable and unpredictable world. He lived in an agricultural society where one summer’s drought could wipe out crops for the winter. He hung out with fishermen, who might fish all night long and catch...

Your Mentor Is Right In Front Of You

Those who know me well understand that I am naturally an introvert and have developed an aptitude to interact beyond my comfort level. However, new interactions can still be awkward for me. I hope that this isn't obvious through my body language or words. If that's...

EXPOSURE “Becoming a Multi-Cultural Church”

It was 1984 and my parents decided that they would rent an RV and explore America with their kids. Tough to fathom with today’s prices of gasoline, huh? I was along for the ride and had very little control of where we went. Honestly, at that age, I was consumed with...

Things Thompsons Don’t Say

It’s been said that people judge you by the words you use, and this is true. Some of my readers may not agree with this statement, however, if you do, then you understand the importance of choosing your words with prudence. Words have power! Words shape our worlds!...

EXPOSURE “Becoming a Multi-Cultural Church”

It was 1984 and my parents decided that they would rent an RV and explore America with their kids. Tough to fathom with today’s prices of gasoline, huh? I was along for the ride and had very little control of where we went. Honestly, at that age, I was consumed with...

Things Thompsons Don’t Say

It’s been said that people judge you by the words you use, and this is true. Some of my readers may not agree with this statement, however, if you do, then you understand the importance of choosing your words with prudence. Words have power! Words shape our worlds!...

A Handful of Ways To Read Your Bible (And Enjoy It.)

In our local church (extraordinarychurch.ca) over the last several weeks we talked about the Bible and its life-changing content. We explored some ways you can engage Scripture in a living, vibrant, revealing way, as opposed to something instructional or...

Your Mentor Is Right In Front Of You

Those who know me well understand that I am naturally an introvert and have developed an aptitude to interact beyond my comfort level. However, new interactions can still be awkward for me. I hope that this isn't obvious through my body language or words. If that's...

An Extraordinary Journey

Walking with God is a journey that lacks nothing. Many years ago Sarah and I surrendered our lives to the road less traveled and have not regretted one moment of each curve, hill, or valley. His leadership is gentle and safe, just like a Good Shepherd. Over the next...

EXPOSURE “Becoming a Multi-Cultural Church”

It was 1984 and my parents decided that they would rent an RV and explore America with their kids. Tough to fathom with today’s prices of gasoline, huh? I was along for the ride and had very little control of where we went. Honestly, at that age, I was consumed with...

Why Every Leader and Their Teams Should Complete A Personality Profile

My wife has long since been a proponent of personality profiles and understanding how people are wired. This insight, applied personally, has positioned her to add value you to our family, friendships, and a number of organizations in myriad of ways; in addition to...

Job Descriptions

We recently facilitated annual reviews for our team. The annual reviews ranged from an hour to four hours in length. As we shared our hearts, triumphs, heartaches, frustrations, and milestones of the previous year, the tears, smiles, and laughter ensued. It was...

Job Descriptions

We recently facilitated annual reviews for our team. The annual reviews ranged from an hour to four hours in length. As we shared our hearts, triumphs, heartaches, frustrations, and milestones of the previous year, the tears, smiles, and laughter ensued. It was...

Branding Guide

The brand of your organization is fundamentally the core of your marketing collateral. Whether it is print, social media, website, video, photography, your brand greatly influences those particular pieces. With that understanding, I’ve worked closely with FaithWorks...

40 Great Books To Read

I have an insatiable appetite for reading books. Leadership, theology, history (in particular the Civil War, Civil Rights movement, and African-American history), a bit of fast-paced fiction, and all things related to Abraham Lincoln. Fortunately, our children have...

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