Fourteen years ago, while taking a prayer walk in the east Texas countryside, God spoke to my heart that the world was about to change–radically. I thought it would happen immediately (prophetic people sometimes get the right idea but miss the timing).
Looking back, I believe the Obama years accelerated change in America–and now it is upon us.
We’re entering a new world–a new era in history. The critical thing we must develop is the character necessary to survive and thrive in it.
Character is destiny.
If loving friendships are the greatest treasure in life, then I feel like the richest man in the world
On September 17 and 18, nearly two hundred of the 1971 graduating class of South Kitsap High School attended our 50th Golden Reunion over two days of activities in Port Orchard, Washington. It was one of the most demanding weeks of my life (mentally and physically–we’re all getting older), and one of the most rewarding on a relational level.
We label “once-in-a-lifetime events” golden because of their scarcity, unique value, and the sense of stability and security they bring to our lives–just like gold or precious metals.
This one was golden in every way because of the depths of love and affection for one another.
Loving friendships–forever–is our greatest treasure.
I made a fresh commitment this year that I posted on the wall of my office:
“Evangelize the open and disciple the willing.”
What I learned this summer is that sometimes the open, willing and utterly surprising actually come to you.
Here’s a story that just might touch your heart. It involves eighty-one days of friendship.