This last year the world lost a great man of God and a great scholar, Dr. Dallas Willard.

As I have been focusing my life and study around the idea of the Gospel, I have been reading and listening to a lot of Dr. Willard’s work.  I thought I would share this short video as it is a very good help to us as we seek to understand better the Gospel.


Sabbatical Road Trip

In just over a week Joanne, Abby, Lydia and I will head out on our long-awaited sabbatical road trip.  We are very appreciative to our family at Leduc Fellowship for this season of rest and renewal and we are very excited for this trip of a lifetime.

On this trip, we will be enjoying the time to be together, taking in the beauty of God’s creation and listening to the voice of God concerning the next season of life in ministry.

We will be covering about 7500 miles/12,000 km’s across Canada and the U.S.

Our route is as follows:
Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville, Gatlinburg (Smoky Mountains of Tennessee), Raleigh, Atlanta, New Orleans, San Antonio, Phoenix, Anaheim, Santa Cruz, Portland and then home to Edmonton.
We will be posting regular updates on this blog along with pictures.


The Power of Habit (Doubleday Canada, 2012)

This is a book that I have found very helpful in understanding and addressing bad/unproductive habits as well as habitual sin.  It is a business book and I don’t like to recommend business books often, but this one is worth the read for those who want to understand the forming and reforming of habits.

“A Helpful Message on Changing Habits With Application Toward Habitual Sin In Our Lives”
by Andy Stanley

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Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast
December 5, 2014

Over the Christmas break I had the privilege of reading a great book entitled “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg.  It is a very interesting book on habits, the forming of habits and the reforming of habits.  It is a bit scientific in the beginning (which I actually enjoyed) as it addresses the anatomy of habits, but transitions into helpful advice on how to set good habits and change bad or undesirable habits into productive habits.

It has been a long while since I have read a “business” book, but I found this one very interesting as I made the application to the curse of habitual sin in our lives.  It made me realize how ingrained some sins and unhealthy habits are in our lives.  So much so that we are often two to three steps into the sin before we even realize we are headed that way.

I will be writing more about this in the next few weeks as I have been spending much time thinking on this topic and know the struggle that we all find ourselves in with regard to sin habits.

For now though I wanted to share the podcast interview with Charles Duhigg conducted by Pastor Andy Stanley.  It is brief and just begins to touch on the topic, but I found it interesting.