Category: Leaders’ Bootcamp

[shoveling the mountain]

[shoveling the mountain]

I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.
Matthew 17:20, NLT

[the reasons]

[the reasons]

A lot of people consider me a maniac. Why? Because I just spent the two weeks of my vacation time (which is the only vacation time I get in summer) with kids at a camp being a counsellor. Some call me a maniac, some say that they are proud of me. I don’t know – …

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[the camp: there and back again]

[the camp: there and back again]

I am still alive, in case you have wondered. The last 10 days of my life were spent in a children’s camp at the Azov Sea and I made a decision not to check my e-mail / update Facebook / write blog posts while there so that it would not distract me from the reason …

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[leaders’ bootcamp: blindfolded]

[leaders’ bootcamp: blindfolded]

I shared this bit in the comments over at Michael Perkins’ “Blindfold Me Lord” blog post, but thought that I might expand on that experience. Check out Michael’s post, it sure is thought-provoking. Every day at the Leaders’ Boot Camp we had the team-building games. It was fun to observe the schematics of it because …

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[leaders’ bootcamp: epic fail… or not?]

[leaders’ bootcamp: epic fail… or not?]

Writer’s block is a scary thing. Yes, I know I have been whining about how I want to turn my thoughts off, but once my wish was granted, I realized that it’s a very discomforting feeling. Thankfully the mind is recovering slowly (God, please don’t listen to that particular prayer of mine ever again). I …

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[leaders’ bootcamp: control & planning]

[leaders’ bootcamp: control & planning]

I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. Jeremiah 29:11, the Message It was a long time since I have been just one of the “kids” in the camp and not a leader. I got …

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[leaders’ bootcamp: frankenstein]

[leaders’ bootcamp: frankenstein]

In the post prior to this one I mentioned that I did not know what to expect from this training camp and wasn’t too excited about it at first because I was tired and just feeling blue for some reason. Then my mood went from blah to bad. Once we came to the camp, immediately …

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[leaders’ bootcamp: in da beginning]

[leaders’ bootcamp: in da beginning]

Since I did not have my laptop with me at the camp, I wrote the thoughts for the blog in my iPod and I will be posting excerpts from what I’ve written as well as adding more details and reflections. It is quite fun to look back now. “So, I am on my way to …

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[difference that Love can make]

[difference that Love can make]

I am alone and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create.

[good ol’ frankie]

[good ol’ frankie]

Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.

1 Samuel 16:7, the Message