Harbor Churches

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Hudsonville, Michigan 49426

2015 November

  • World Gone Crazy: The Character Cycle – part 3

    November 15, 2015

    One of my favorite books from my sabbatical two summers ago is entitled, “The Power of Habit,: why we do what we do in life and business” by Charles Duhigg. In the book, Duhigg, shares with us the process of habit formation and the power that habit has over our everyday lives. In one sense, […]

  • Consistory November 2015

    November 12, 2015

    Helping people find their way back to God is a calling that each of us on collegiate consistory feel each time we meet.  Our heart to reach the lost drives us in our decisions, but everyday we are called to pause, listen, and discern His wisdom.  As one member said, “Let’s make sure we work […]

  • World Gone Crazy: The Character Cycle part 2

    November 8, 2015

    Proverbs are short sayings that provide wisdom for making good decisions and living life well. In the Bible, there is an entire book of Proverbs with everything from practical advice about friendships to advice about money and parenting. But there is one proverb that interesting shows up twice, and has a wider focus than a […]

  • Nicaragua: Wednesday

    November 7, 2015

    Yesterday, I visited the home of a family in a poor village on the edges of Managua, Nicaragua. This family works in the fields picking the peanuts by hand out of the dirt not picked up by the machines. Depending on the number of peanuts harvested, they can possibly earn up to $2/ day to […]

  • World Gone Crazy: The Character Cycle

    November 5, 2015

    If you haven’t been able to catch our series or listen to the podcasts in this series, “World Gone Crazy,” I want to introduce you to something that has been profoundly impacting how we think about our life and world together. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Francis Schaeffer was thinking about the crazy world that […]

  • Nicaragua: Tuesday

    November 4, 2015

    Another great day here in Nicaragua. Today we had a chance to visit the Compassion International country field office and hear about their strategy for future expansion. Compassion began here on a few years back, in 2002, and already has almost 48,000 children ni 166 churches, and the opportunity for expansion is unbelievable. We spent […]

  • Nicaragua: Monday

    November 3, 2015

    Today was a beautiful sunny day here in Nicaragua. We landed in Managua, and after eating really good fried chicken (who would have guessed that?), spent time with a local pastor and some of the staff at the Maranatha church and also local Compassion International staff. We toured the church under construction, and then were […]

  • Global Church Planting

    November 2, 2015

    I’m currently on a flight from Chicago to Miami, where I’ll soon board a plane for Managua, Nicaragua. I’ve never been to Nicaragua before. In fact, I’ve never been to Central America before. I’m excited to visit a new place, but even more than that, I’m excited about possibilities. But I need to go back […]