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21 07, 2014

Silas Shotwell: It’s About Demonstration

By | 2014-07-21T20:42:26+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I met a lot of good people when we lived in Oregon. Silas Shotwell was one of them. He's preached for churches across the country and once served on the staff of Pepperdine University. I connected with Silas while he was working with a small congregation at Hood River in the Columbia River gorge. Besides [...]

25 06, 2014

Marvin Williams: The Rough Waters of Discipleship

By | 2014-06-25T20:42:38+00:00 June 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Copied from Our Daily Journey With God on June 16, 2014. Palmer Chinchen, author of True Religion, tells of the time when he went whitewater rafting down the Zambezi River. As he and his brothers were preparing to make their way down the watery roller coaster, the guide gave them some very helpful advice: “When—not [...]

19 05, 2014

Bob Mize: The “I’m Too Busy” Excuse

By | 2014-05-19T21:10:05+00:00 May 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We all use the lack of time excuse, but maybe it's about priorities. “I’m too busy” may be true but not necessarily a positive trait. How often have I responded to requests by saying, “I don’t have time”? What if that is a lie? Does that sound too frank? Let me explain. “I don’t have [...]

25 04, 2014

Alice Clements: Discipling Others, The Natural Outgrowth of Being Discipled

By | 2014-04-25T12:31:19+00:00 April 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Now that I have experienced both being discipled as well as discipling others, I would like to share some reflections on the process. First, I want to stress how wonderful the entire journey has been and how it has transformed my thinking and attitude about so many things. Before my involvement with Timothy Network, I [...]

20 03, 2014

Admirer or Follower?

By | 2014-03-20T19:37:15+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The link shown below in italics will take you to a video featuring authors Greg Ogden and John Ortberg. Although the entire presentation is worth hearing, Ortberg's eleven minute segment on admiring vs following Jesus ranks in the "must-listen-to-category" for every professing believer. Paste the link into your browser. When the C.S. Lewis Institute page [...]

5 03, 2014

Winter Update – 2014

By | 2014-03-05T21:19:30+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You are helping us make a life changing difference in the lives of real people! Carissa called with a list of questions. She'd heard about Timothy Network but wanted to make sure we weren't "just another church program." She said, "I've been to church and many Bible studies, but I've never been discipled. I want [...]

6 02, 2014

Vine Grown Disciple Making

By | 2014-02-06T03:58:41+00:00 February 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 I remember the first time I gave roses to a girl. It was Valentine's Day. We'd been dating for six months, and I was [...]

20 12, 2013

Received With Love

By | 2013-12-20T22:42:11+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I don't know anyone from Malaysia, but I sure like their word for saying thanks. This came to my attention through a recent HubPages blog by franciaonline. Teremakaseh, "thank you" in Malaysian, means "received with love." The word smacks of something deeper than an automatic response or mannerly expression. It better conveys genuine gratitude. Learning [...]

27 11, 2013

My Story: Colton Douglas

By | 2013-11-27T18:01:46+00:00 November 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bob discipled Mike. Mike discipled Ben. Ben discipled Anthony, and Anthony is discipling Colton. This is a true example of how II Timothy 2:2 reproduction can work. My name is Colton Douglas. I am twenty-one years old. I have a two year old daughter named Elizabeth and a son named Rilee on the way. I [...]