Coronial Confessions

The coronavirus restrictions are changing me. Good things are resulting from staying at home. These are re-setting weeks. God’s Spirit is with me, making itself known in the quietness of these at-home days. When the pandemic has passed, I hope I don’t return to my former ways! Many of the “ahas” I’m observing rest in […]

Discipleship Is Like An Ocean Liner

Ocean Liner

Are you on a spiritual cruise ship or an ocean liner? The terms “cruise ship” and “ocean liner” are often used interchangeably. However, while both are types of passenger ships, there is a difference. An ocean liner is a ship designed to transport passengers from point A to point B. The classic example of such a voyage would be […]

Urgency or Priority?

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Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.                                               […]

Take Aim

If you asked for a description of the sun and were told it is “a little round object in the sky,” that would be correct but not very precise. This description might be adequate for a child, but not for a student of astronomy. But consider this option from Wikipedia: The Sun is the star at the center of […]

What Does It Mean to Abide? A Video with Jean Fleming

In this beautiful six-minute video, beloved Navigator disciplemaker, speaker, and author Jean Fleming talks about her journey of abiding in Christ. Jean describes how abiding leads to fruitfulness as we nourish our connection to Jesus, the Vine. Click here to view it.

Boundaries, Limits, and Self-Control

We live in a culture that’s constantly pushing its boundaries. More and more it seems as if there are “no limits.” Yet is this true for Jesus’ followers today? It’s not just present-day culture. Throughout history mankind has tended to push the known limits. Discoveries in medicine, space, oceans, and the human cell have resulted […]

Counter-Cultural Living

“I’m not asking You to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one” (John 17:15, NLT).  “Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord. “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN” (2 Corinthians 6:17, NASB).  How does a disciple of Christ live “in” the world but […]

Through Seasons of Suffering—Video From David Brown

Suffering and loss are part of life. How can we live in these painful seasons with our faith intact, in a way that honors God? David Brown addressed these issues at the Senior Staff Luncheon, held in Colorado Springs in February. He offered a biblical response to suffering and loss based on Romans 5:3-5 in The […]

Loving Like Jesus

Jesus said one mark of discipleship is loving others. He even called it a new commandment. “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other” (John 13:34 NLT). What made this commandment new was not the substance (love people) but the model. […]

The Gift of Fear

The Oldsmobile was an American automobile icon. First built in 1897, it sold more than 35 million automobiles over its 107-year history. During the 1980s Olds tried to recapture its declining market by reinventing itself. In 1988 it came out with the slogan, “It’s not your father’s Oldsmobile.” The company tried to reposition the elegant Olds […]