Big Changes for the Lindeen Family!

A little over two years ago, God called us to leave our friends and family in Colorado and move 1,000 miles away to Madison, Wisconsin, to become Church Planters. I came on staff with Converge Great Lakes (formerly known as Great Lakes Baptist Conference and part of the Baptist General Conference) as a Church Planting … Continue reading Big Changes for the Lindeen Family!

Thoughts on the Trinity

Deep longings pervade the human heart.  We long for selfless, unending love from someone we can trust to be faithful and helpful. People want to be loved. People want relationships. People want communication. Most of the technological advancement in our day comes from people trying to connect and communicate with others: its how we got … Continue reading Thoughts on the Trinity

Someday, Someday

This world is not our home.  I'm reminded of that whenever I or someone close to me experiences pain and trouble.  Things aren't the way they are supposed to be. But someday...someday...God is going to right every wrong.  Someday, all the poor and powerless will be invited to sit down at a great feast in … Continue reading Someday, Someday

Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 3

These past two weeks I've shared some thoughts on Psalm 23.  Today, I want to look at the final section of this great song of David. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 3

Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 2

I love the Psalms.  They are such rich, authentic prayers by real, broken people.  Last week, I shared some reflections on the first part of Psalm 23.  Today, I want to look at the middle section of Psalm 23. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 2

Fitness Friday: The Tyranny of the Scale

I weigh myself everyday.  Sometimes twice a day.  Experts recommend that you don't do that.  Whatever.  However- when you do that, what can happen is you experience what I like to call the Tyranny of the Scale.  Most people, when they are losing weight, will lose a few pounds, then gain a pound, then plateau … Continue reading Fitness Friday: The Tyranny of the Scale

Reflections on the Psalms: 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23:1-3 (KJV) This is probably the most well known chapter in the Bible.  … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: 23rd Psalm

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

There I was, at the gym, pumping iron, and feeling good.  I was lifting more weight than I had ever lifted before in my life! And then it happened.  I looked over, saw some skinny dude racking up the weight on his bar, and lift more weight and pound out more reps than what I … Continue reading Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Reflections on the Psalms: Part 1

Back in Jr. High, I have this vivid memory of feeling like an outsider and like I didn’t know my place.  Have you ever felt that way? If you’re like most people- you probably have felt that way at some point in your life. Now- Jr. High is awkward for pretty much everybody. You’re getting … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Part 1

Top 10 Leadership Books

Perry Noble, lead pastor of NewSpring Church (average attendance of over 30,000 people), shared his list of top 10 leadership books.  Its a great list so I thought I would pass it on: #1 - Good to Great by Jim Collins #2 - Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley #3 - Five Dysfunctions of a … Continue reading Top 10 Leadership Books