Pickin' Rocks

Disa knows what all good gardeners know—good soil produces beautiful flowers.

It is true in life as well.

Jesus, who was a phenomenal communicator, said as much in his parable of the soils (Matthew 13:1-23). In this story, He describes a farmer who sows seed into four types of soil and the resulting productivity. He not only tells the story, but He explains the metaphors directly to his disciples—and indirectly to us.

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Jonathan Schuler
One to Ride the River With

Not much is written about the role of the pastor’s wife, let alone the role of the church planter’s wife. But most in church leadership agree that a pastor’s wife plays a huge role in his success or failure in vocational ministry. I for one, testify that without her, I’d be sunk.

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Jonathan Schuler
Good Friends are a Good Thing

5 Reasons why we all need good friends:

  1. Because life is crazy and you’ll need someone to talk to, lean on or cry with. Right now you can probably make a list of people you know who are going through a very rich and rewarding time or a very rough and damaging time. Both seasons require good friends.

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Jonathan Schuler
Building a Life to Withstand the Storms

Few of us have been taught how to utilize God’s tools to help us frame a life that can withstand life’s disruptive pressures. We hack and chop our way through many of life’s challenges, wondering, “There’s got to be a better way to do this!” There is a better way.

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Jonathan Schuler
How to Achieve Your God Given Dream

I don’t share this story to brag. Instead, I want my journey to be an inspiration to those of you who are chasing a dream. You know the old adage, “If I can do it, so can you!” I truly believe that. I didn’t come from an educated or wealthy family. But I came from a family of pioneers who forged their way west to start a better life for their families through sheer determination and hard work.

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Jonathan Schuler