Playing To Win? Focus On The Mission
I love playing strategy games. RISK is a favorite as is SETTLERS OF CATAN. I love the thrill of winning - and so do my opponents. If I ever forget that they want to win as much as I do OR if I forget what it takes to ACTUALLY WIN then I've begun losing already. You see, both RISK and SETTLERS have things you can do within the game that, if done as part of accomplishing your mission, will help you win. But if you forget your overall purpose you might be happily conquering an u
Want To Grow? Try These Three Ideas!
A plant needs sunlight, water, and nutrients from the dirt. A child needs food, water, and love. A growing Christian needs regular participation in worship with a big group, life application with a small group, and intimate spiritual conversation with a discipleship triad. Worship Services A worship service is a public space directed by an expert teacher. In it we devote ourselves to the apostle's teaching (Acts 2:42) and sing together (Colossians 3:16). We're pretty informa
Best Reads From 2017
Our Shepherds and their wives read some great books in 2017 that they would recommend for YOU in 2018! There's a book on friendship, two on motherhood, and one on how to study the Bible. Enjoy! RECOMMENDED BY DIANA SIMMONS & DAVID STAPP I, Saul by Jerry Jenkins. A young seminary professor, Augustine Knox, is drawn into a deadly race to save priceless parchments from antiquities thieves and discovers a two-thousand-year old connection with another who faced death for the sake