Top 5 Posts of 2013

Just a quick capstone for my blog this year…

It’s been a busy year for me, my family, and the non-profits I work with, G42 and Global Adventure. It’s seen us pass on our roles in Spain to friends, and begin a new adventure in England. It’s been a huge risk to move and I’m reminded of that every day.

It seems our entire lives have been ones of risk, and stepping out in faith. And yet, here we are! What we’ve helped to create is strong and vibrant. If you want to hear more about what we’re doing, contact me and I can send you our family newsletter.

You’ve probably noticed that my frequency of posts have gone down. I’ve had plenty of ideas for posts and updates, but many times I just haven’t had time to get them online. One thing I have started is the Resource Page, which will be a one-stop shop for resources on the topics I teach and I’m passionate about. I will be continuously updating those pages…so stay tuned.

But without further ado, here are my most-read post countdown on the blog this year, according to Google Analytics:

Equipping the Saints


5 Ways of Equipping the Church The job of a leader is to equip their followers to serve others and to empower growth and maturity. Full stop. Period. Dot.

What walls need fixing in your life?


The Spirit of Nehemiah I love this story: Passion, Risk, Favor, and Hard Work. Pretty apt for a year like the one we’ve had: “…setting off, not knowing…”

Courage to Continue quote Churchill


The Courage To ContinueMy story of struggle, failure, and going back to the drawing board. Keep taking risks, people.

Daddy and his girls


Seven Rules For Dating My Daughters My Daughters are now 12 and 10… and getting closer to the day when they’ll want me to meet a boy. *shudder* When that happens, I’ll pull these rules out.

and…drumroll please…

Number One:

Boys Need An Initiation (and the rest of the series on Initiation) It’s still hitting a nerve: there’s something missing in our adolescents’ lives. They need an initiation. That’s why Global Adventure hosts Father And Son Training, culminating in Initiation Week.



(Thanks Jesse for the family photo)