What do you REALLY want?

An interesting thing happened to me on the way to church planting.  I got offered a 70k a year job out of the blue.  Before we felt drawn (or pushed… pushed probably fits better!) to plant a new community here in Portland, I had been sending out a lot of resumes. I knew it was[…]

Malcolm Muggeridge on the One

“We look back upon history, and what do we see? Empires rising and falling, revolutions and counterrevolutions, wealth accumulated and wealth disbursed. Shakespeare has written of the rise and fall of great ones, that ebb and flow with the moon. I look back upon my own fellow countrymen (Great Britain), once upon a time dominating[…]

Tanned, rested and ready…

I feel a little silly writing this as this morning in particular I’m tired out- but that has more to do with not sleeping well last night (oh, Sunday night, my old nemesis) than a general disposition. In general, I’m doing fantastically, largely as a result of feeling like the burnout I was in imminent[…]

Coaching, Blogging and Pastoring… Oh My.

 Hey blog readers… long time not so much see.  As you can probably tell, I'm back to trying to blog regularly. I appreciate very much those of you who have hung in there as readers over the last 1 1/2 or 2 years of "sparcity" here at the bob.blog. For a long time I blogged[…]