None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to affect but those who have learned it by experience.”

How do you learn how to do anything? You learn by doing.

Prayer is too often overlooked as a critical component for starting new churches.

And they became very much afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him.” Mark 4:41Wow! Did you catch that? Even the wind and sea obey Him!

A few years ago I had the marvelous opportunity to train leaders in southern France. I spent a week at Chateau de Saint Albain. It was so beautiful. I loved running through the countryside in the early mornings past the vineyards!

Many people make New Year’s commitments to read the Bible every day. As you start 2013, you may be considering whether or not to make daily Bible reading a habit in your life. I want to encourage you to go for it (even if you read this post after the beginning of 2013).

God is our hope! He is the hope of the nations!

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This Christmas we are especially looking forward to having both our kids home! We love how they are pursuing their careers, yet we love it when we can be together!

Yesterday my wife and I were in Southern California. We enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather and clear skies. We repeatedly told each other, “It doesn’t feel like Christmas.”