Pre-Launch

Hobbit dinner party is a great example of community.

Spain is Rich with Community

It’s incredible to me that God brought us to Spain to start Kingdom Journeys.  I’ve just seen so much from the way this culture lives their lives that it makes sense to me that God would want us to begin in such a rich place. This country is rich with community. Dinner here doesn’t start until about 8PM each night for the Spanish people and they want to spend at least 2 hours at ...

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Climbing the Levels of My Spiritual Life

Climbing the Levels of My Spiritual Life

Kingdom Journeys is less than a week from launching in Spain with a marathon and walking the Camino de Santiago.  I am currently in Spain with Justin and we are exploring the country a little bit before the launch.  Hoping to get some time to listen to the Lord about what He is wanting to do in our lives while we are in this country. He spoke to me yesterday as I was running around the city of Ali...

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Sometimes failing is for others, similar to kicking your baby birds out of the nest.

Sometimes our Failing is for Others

Marty, one of my mentors, recently commented on my blog about failing with this statement. Saint Alered makes some interesting distinctions between pre-fall intentions and now. I’d say yes [failing is necessary], but it isn’t just for us, sometimes our failing is for others as well. That statement completely blows my mind. Sometimes our failing is for others. Failing is often painful f...

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The Way of St. James – 500 Mile Pilgrimage

The Way of St. James – 500 Mile Pilgrimage

I leave in less than a month for Kingdom Journeys.  We are launching from Spain by running a marathon (26.2 miles) in Vitoria then turning right around and doing a 500 mile pilgrimage across northern Spain. We will be walking on El Camino de Santiago or The Way of St. James for 31 days on a trail that has been followed by thousands of pilgrims for many centuries.  It’s incredible to think th...

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What is Initiation?

What is Initiation?

I’m learning so much from this book Adam’s Return by Richard Rohr about what it means to be initiated as a man. Initiation is something that the American culture hasn’t followed like the rest of the cultures around the world. I wonder how life would be different in America if we could only claim to be men if we had passed through the rites of initiation? Richard Rohr spent some y...

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Cultivating Happiness

Cultivating Happiness

Seth Barnes said this concerning Kingdom Journeys, “I believe that God wants us to have great joy. He promises an abundant life. In Isaiah 58, He gives us a secret to how we can live an abundant life. God wants you to spread that joy to them.  It won’t happen by accident. On The Waywe’ll be thinking about how to do so by design” Seth asked us to watch a documentary on Netfl...

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First set of men involved with launching Kingdom Journeys.

Learning to Fail

David Iglesias came to speak to Team One of Kingdom Journeys while we were meeting for the first time at Spring Gate Farms in Harrisburg, PA. David was a US attorney during the Bush administration who was fired because of “performance related issues.”  It ended up in an investigation that turned up evidence that everything was political and there were a few books written about the enti...

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These are the shackles of slavery.

I Have a Problem with Awareness Movements

I’ve been very hesitant in writing this blog, mostly because I don’t want to be a critic but a builder. I want to be clear, I don’t have an issue with marketing and I don’t have an issue with the organizations awareness groups are helping.   I see the value that many of these non-profit organization are getting from being exposed to a larger audience than they ever could im...

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Why Do I Struggle With Trust?

Why Do I Struggle With Trust?

Lately I have really been struggling with trusting in what the Lord has been saying.  Mostly because I’ve begun to notice all the times people have trusted in what they believed what the Lord has spoken to them and it hasn’t actually happened like they heard from the Lord.  It’s cynicism sneaking into my life. I was really beginning to struggle with this and then my eyes were rea...

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Charles Needs Love

Charles Needs Love

I met today with our friend Charles.  An older man tha Sammie Jo and I picked up last week and drove around town.  An older man who can’t hear, whom we had to communicate via pen and paper, and is living completely alone in a house that is barely standing. We went to visit him on Friday but we couldn’t figure out how to get the attention of a deaf man inside his house.  Today, we reach...

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