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15 10, 2020

Practicing Genuine Forgiveness

By |2020-10-15T17:03:53-05:00October 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

"If you do not forgive others their sins, your Father (God) will not forgive your sins." Jesus, Matthew 6:15 Don't Pretend to Forgive Mike Stroud Genuine forgiveness can be a hurdle. If you're a sensitive personality, hurt can linger. Stubborn pride can also get in the way. In our worst moments, revenge might even seem [...]

30 09, 2020

This Box Could Tell a Story

By |2020-09-30T17:30:25-05:00September 30th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Your gifts have arrived in this post office box in Murfreesboro for the past 15 years! In turn, you've helped us build disciple making networks. Some of you have supported The Timothy Network from the day we launched until the present. Many others joined along the way. Regardless of how long you've contributed or whatever [...]

6 09, 2020

15 Candles! An Anniversary Album | Every Picture Tells a Story

By |2020-09-06T13:49:35-05:00September 6th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

On July 28, 2005 The Timothy Network was issued a corporate charter by the Tennessee Secretary of State. The charter and bylaws were unanimously accepted at the first Board meeting on August 9, 2005. Our work was founded as a grassroots effort that helps people from all walks of life to know and follow [...]

20 07, 2020

Mike Bivins: Do You BeLIeVE?

By |2020-07-20T13:51:17-05:00July 20th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Elizabeth Andrew said, "Volunteers don't necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."  This is particularly true of people like my friend Mike Bivins who serve and volunteer in the Kingdom.  He stays busy managing his own trucking business, but his heart burns with a passion to help people know and follow Jesus.  I [...]

1 07, 2020

Curry Peacock: Living Out Our Identity in Christ

By |2020-07-01T12:59:53-05:00July 1st, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

As Timothy Network prepares to celebrate a 15th birthday this summer, what follows has a direct tie-in with this project's formation in 2005. Curry and I, along with several others, were discipled, taught, and influenced by a brother who ministered at our church in Murfreesboro in the mid-1980s. You'll hear the impact in Curry's words, below.  For me, being on [...]

16 04, 2020

Take Your Masks Off: The Value of Authenticity

By |2020-04-16T08:07:22-05:00April 16th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Confession and a bit of explanation are in order before asking you to read the attached report from Crosswalk.   For the first thirty years of my life, few people were better at wearing a mask than yours truly. "Guarded" described me to a tee. It was a loving wife and a life-changing discipling relationship [...]

26 01, 2020

Life Is the Better Teacher

By |2020-01-26T12:12:59-06:00January 26th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Guest Editorial by Carlin Trammel I remember Carlin Trammel as a kid in the Philo Road church where I served as campus minister to the University of Illinois in the early 1990's.  He grew up, married his childhood sweetheart, Janay, and now works as a "Marketing Insights Specialist" in Florida.  Carlin designed Timothy Network's website [...]

21 12, 2019

Ray Singer: How a Discipling Relationship Changed My Life

By |2019-12-21T09:56:40-06:00December 21st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Discipling Relationship Changed My Life Now I Want to "Pay It Forward" Will You Help Us Make Disciples in 2020? Ray Singer, Chairman of the Board Ray Singer Would you prayerfully consider a year-end contribution to the Timothy Network and also give thought to becoming a monthly “Peak Partner”?  I have a [...]

26 11, 2019

Making Disciples Might Get Messy, But the End Result Can Be a Thing of Beauty!

By |2019-11-26T17:10:30-06:00November 26th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Making disciples is not an easy process. It is trying. It is messy. It is slow, tedious, even painful at times. It is all these things because it is relational.” —David Platt, author & evangelist Have you ever been to a Bible study where shouting, cussing, and a near fist fight broke out?  I have. The [...]