It hit like a lightning stroke, unexpected and shocking. But it was a beautiful shock. If you read my last blog, I mentioned it as one of the things I was celebrating. What was it? The start of a non-profit.
I have been toying with this idea for awhile, talking to others and weighing the pros/cons. It seems that the quest God has put me on has no ready-made structure that fits it. And so it has pushed me to consider creating my own structure. But there was always a cost. Striking out on my own like this sometimes created waves of fear that would roll over me. And so then I pulled back. This push-pull had been going on for awhile until I gathered a group of treasured friends as my starting board.
I told them that I felt I needed to pull back at the moment and wait. They all objected and informed me that I needed to start the non-profit…and start it now! That was the lightning stroke that changed everything. I left the meeting convinced that this was the path the Lord has given me.
What will the non-profit do? Three basic vision goals:
- To help men and women of all ages take the journey to become their true selves in Christ, using the path marked out in the Landmarks book
- To reconnect men to their own hearts so that they may feel the love of the Father through Jesus Christ
- To reconnect men to each other, especially the hearts of fathers and sons
Think of 5 individual words that describe the teaching and/or work that you have seen from me. Then post a comment back with those five words. That’s all! I will look for common themes and repeated words. I’m hoping a name will pop out from this.
So…take a minute right now and play The Name Game. I will post the official name by August 15. Who knows? Your word may end up being part of the official name!