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Attended Indiana Wesleyan University
Lived in Fargo, Ohio
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The Anvil
Last eve I paused beside the blacksmith’s door, and heard the anvil ring the vesper chime; then looking in, I saw upon the floor, old hammers, worn with beating years of time. "How many anvils have you had,"  said I, "to wear and batter all these hammers so...
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Is Following Jesus Hard or Easy?
“Only the one who follows the command of Jesus single-mindedly, and unresistingly lets his yoke rest upon him, finds his burden easy, and under its gentle pressure receives the power to persevere in the right way. The command of Jesus is hard, unutterably h...
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Great thoughts Brad.  And I totally agree.  Discipleship must be intentionally reproducible -- and that means it must be something that an average person can do.  
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“You never know what may cause them. The sight of the Atlantic Ocean can do it, or a piece of music, or a face you’ve never seen before. A pair of somebody’s old shoes can do it…. You can never be sure. But of this you can be...
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How Much Having Does a Person Need?
How much "having" does a person need? “How much money would it take to make you happy?” someone asked business tycoon, John D. Rockefeller.   The business magnate replied, “Just a little bit more!” But then, again. . . maybe not. Contentment, after all, isn...
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The news of Dr. Robert Schuller's passing leaves me reflecting on his life and legacy.  I marvel at this man's powerful influence on the world, and specifically the landscape of Christianity in America.  I've heard several gr...
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Before You Give Up, Read This
We all feel like giving up sometimes. It comes with the territory of living.   When stress is high and energy is low. . .  When frustrations multiply and patience ebbs. . .  When conflicts abound and peace evaporates . . .,  When the outgo exceeds the inflo...
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There are three generations in the church:  the "traditional" generation,  the the "emerging" generation,  and the "bridging" generation.  Each generation serves an important function.  The traditional generation keeps us...
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Assume the Best
Have you noticed how humans tend to process difficult conversations and negative interactions, giving a play-by-play post-encounter analysis? Occasionally we process it up. Most of the time, we process it down.  We walk away and start stewing: "What did she...
Have you noticed how humans tend to process difficult conversations and negative interactions, giving a play-by-play post-encounter analysis? Occasionally we process it up. Most of the time, we process it down.  We walk away ...
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Personal growth is the secret to organizational growth. Self leadership is a valuable and necessary art. If you can't lead yourself, you won't be able to lead anybody else. If you want things to improve in your business, your...
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  • Hayward Wesleyan Church
    Senior Pastor, 1991 - present
  • Sunnymead Wesleyan Church
    Youth Pastor, 1986 - 1991
  • Pasadena Wesleyan Church
    Youth Pastor, 1984 - 1986
  • Eastview Wesleyan Church
    Youth Pastor, 1982 - 1984
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Fargo, Ohio - Marion, Indiana - Pasadena, California - Moreno Valley, California - Hayward, Wisconsin
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  • Indiana Wesleyan University
    Christian Ministries, 1980 - 1984
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
    Theology, Christian Formation and Discipleship, 1984 - 1986
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Grow For It
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Just Wait Till Tomorrow
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Mark Batterson calls what pastors experience the day after Easter a "Holy Hangover." Most ministers can relate to that feeling. In light of

Six Things I Learned from Robert Schuller
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Never say someone else's 'no' for them
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So it was a 'No'. This post title came from Axioms and was the only thing that had a 'No' in it that came to mind. It's one of Hybels sevent

Playing it Safe
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The Packers beat themselves yesterday. Green Bay lost the NFC Championship yesterday because they chose to play it safe. Instead of playing

It Happened at Legion Field
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Bible Reading Plans for 2015
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A friend, explaining her recent burst of spiritual growth said, "Bible study. I've read casually it all along -- but this year, I started st

What Are Your Plans?
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The launching of a New Year is a good time for new resolutions. Real resolutions are not wish lists, "I should's" or "Wouldn't it be nice?"

Jesus Was a Small Town Preacher
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The majority of protestant churches are in small towns and rural communities. Many pastors, upon graduation from seminary, find themselves i

The Exchanged Life
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Recently, in a sermon, I shared this beautiful letter from the great missionary, J. Hudson Taylor to his sister, Amelia, dated October 17, 1

Troubles are Opportunities in Disguise
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Troubled? Well, join the club! You're in good company. Troubles are simply a part of living. It's a package deal. You have to accept the bad

Purple Fish
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'Your role as a Christ follower is simply to be a witness. You don't have to pound gavels. point fingers and cast blame. All you need to do

Books - Purple Fish: A Heart for Sharing Jesus
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Purple Fish: A Heart for Sharing Jesus, by Mark O. Wilson was released last month by Wesleyan Publishing House and is receiving rave reviews

Joy is Serious Business
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Joy is serious business! It is the natural state of the soul. Joylessness is like a toothache, which indicates an internal cavity -- or wors

Mary Schaller Endorses Purple Fish
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To those who want to be Christ’s ambassadors in this needy world (and that should be all of us who claim to be followers of Jesus): make way

Fishin' with a Mission
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"I'm fishing for rmen with a certain kind of bait, and the bait I am offering is not candy; it's a very specific thing that I'm offering, wh

J R Woodward Endorses Purple Fish!
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"Mark Wilson takes you on a memorable fishing trip and treasure hunt that will motivate you to reengage in God's mission with a new sense of

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