- My wife is always my most important team member. Continue reading
This past November I walked through the back door from a Sunday afternoon hike with the kids and shared a simple observation with Christin: “I am discouraged.” I didn’t mean the discouragement that comes from a tough week, a tense conversation, or even riding the ministry roller coaster of starting a church. I meant real discouragement: the type that lingers in your soul for months and makes you feel like you don’t have anything left in the your spiritual, emotional, or mental tanks. Continue reading
Friends & Spiritual Family,
I want to solicit your prayers for my mom. On Friday afternoon she was taken to the hospital via ambulance due to a high fever (105+) and lack of coherence. She was showing some improvement over the weekend and I spoke with her briefly on Sunday.
This morning my brother Brian called to tell me her condition had worsened. Continue reading
Reposted from northcountrycpn.com.
I may live in the frozen tundra of Vermont where hockey rules and locals hope to see their children one day compete for the Stanley Cup, but I still enjoy watching the NBA playoffs. This year I especially enjoyed watching the San Antonio Spurs systematically dismantle the Miami Heat. After watching the final game, I jotted down seven lessons learned from watching the Spurs and especially Coach Greg Popovich (which just might also apply to church-planting). Continue reading
Often when we look at the world around us, we can see much that is going wrong. Sometimes God gives us glimpses of what He’s doing, of what is right, and it serves as a breath of fresh air. Watching two close of my friends joined together in marriage this past Sunday was just that. Continue reading
Spring bring a sense of newness to Burlington as the chill of winter fades and the warmth of summer takes over. The sounds of birds chirping fills the air. City parks become repopulated, Lake Champlain beaches reopens, and Church Street comes alive. Neighbors reintroduce themselves. For me, my family, and our church, this sense of newness is especially true.
A NEW SON. By far the biggest news of our lives this spring was the birth of our son, Skye Maloy Pounds, on May 25. Continue reading
For the past week two words have continuously pulsed through my mind: sincere faith. This phrase was planted as I read the apostle Paul’s encouraging and challenging words to his young understudy Timothy. They were watered by a sermon from Dr. Danny Wood on having faith to persevere through tough times. Their beat continues as I walk the streets of Burlington. God please give me sincere faith. Continue reading
Check out this two minute video from the Verge Network with Jen Hatmaker: How to kill your missional community.
If we develop a church bent towards serving the saved, then the already blessed people will come wanting more blessing..