Going into the wilderness to meet God is good, wherever it may be and whatever it may mean in our lives. Many believers think a wilderness experience is something to avoid or escape as quickly as possible. The fact is, the wilderness only becomes a bad experience when we refuse to learn from God and trust Him for what He wants us to do.

Dr. Bill Lawrence
Wilderness Wanderings: Learning to Live the Zigzag Life (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016), 54.

God’s purpose in taking us into the wilderness is not to hurt or discourage us; it is to purify and prepare us to for a greater future than any of us ever thought possible. If Israel had gone first into the Promised Land without the wilderness experience, they would have been destroyed. The wilderness only became discipline for Israel when they refused to trust God and take the risks He wanted them to take. His plan was to keep the Children of Israel in the wilderness long enough for them to learn how to enter into a deeper, intimate relationship with Him.

Dr. Bill Lawrence
Wilderness Wanderings: Learning to Live the Zigzag Life (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016), 726.

I’m excited to teach a series on the Book of Mark at the Marathon Fellowship Adult Fellowship class of Stonebriar Community Church. 

 

Date: April 8, 2018—June 24, 2018
Time: 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Event: Teaching Series on Book of Mark at the Marathon Fellowship Adult Fellowship class
Topic: Book of Mark
Venue: Marathon Fellowship class
469.252.5200
Location: 4801 Legendary Dr. Frisco TX 75034
Public: Public

While the human race is becoming collectively more knowledgeable every year, each of us (as individuals) is becoming relatively more ignorant. Thus [the] paradox of progress: the more we know, the less I understand. Every morning, when we wake up, we are in relative terms a little bit more stupid than the day before.

‎ Jonas Ridderstråle, Julian Birkinshaw
Fast/Forward: Make Your Company Fit for the Future (Stanford Business Books, 2017), 29.

I’m excited to lead an upcoming special tour to the Holy Land which will focus exclusively on applying select Old and New Testament sites to your life. This special tour of the land of the Bible is designed to take you beyond the places most tours to Israel see. We’ll even experience the biblical sites of Jordan!

Perfect for someone returning to Israel to see brand new places—or for the first-timer who wants to experience the Holy Land in a unique and fulfilling way.

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I hope you’ll join me for this trip of a lifetime.

Date: October 18, 2018—October 29, 2018
Event: Tour to the Holy Land and Jordan
Topic: Experience the Holy Land
Sponsor: Imagine Tours and Travel
(863) 709-9208
Venue: Israel and Jordan
Location: Israel and Jordan
Israel and Jordan
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

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I’m excited to speak at the Denton Calvary Academy Commencement on the topic: “The Fabulous Success God Has Planned for You.”

Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Event: Denton Calvary Academy Commencement
Topic: "The Fabulous Success God Has Planned for You"
Sponsor: Denton Calvary Academy
940-320-1944
Venue: Arts and Athletic Recreation Complex
940-320-1944
Location: 1910 E University Drive
Denton, TX 76209
Public: Public

I’m excited to lead an upcoming tour to the Holy Land which will focus exclusively on applying select Old and New Testament sites to your life. This will be an exclusive, one-bus tour, seeing sites that average tours to Israel don’t get to see—around a theme most never get to experience first-hand. Click for more information.

I hope you’ll join me for this trip of a lifetime.

Date: March 1, 2019—March 12, 2019
Event: Tour of the Amazing HOLY LAND
Topic: Israel tour spring 2019
Sponsor: Imagine Tours and Travel
863.709.9208
Venue: Israel
Location: Israel
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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Rest is not something that the world gives us. It’s never been a gift. It’s never been something you do when you’ve finished everything else. If you want rest, you have to take it. You have to resist the lure of busyness, make time for rest, take it seriously, and protect it from a world that is intent on stealing it.

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less (Basic Books, 2016), Kindle Locations 179-181