Community FunFest

great day! lot's of gracious people serving the less served in Huber Heights. Always amazes me how just the right amount of people show up for these events. Several first time, many veterans. Kids, moms, dads, dogs all enjoyed a great day.

God Space

My friend Doug Pollock's book God Space has already sold over 4200 copies not even out yet. Campus Crusade is giving the book to most of their leaders...USA, Canada, New Zealand ... I'm very encouraged. Doug is a thinker. Has shared the gospel in 39 countries. Is cutting edge. Is a provoker, thinker and a guy who won't settle for the norm. Understands people, has been there, done that and is still doin the stuff. He isn't jaded but faithful. If you have a buck or two purchase the book. It will do you good.


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God Space...Be aware of God's leading.

the starting point for awareness is accepting the fact that you and I are not usually aware of others and their needs. Realizing we are unaware, can pull us toward those slight God prompts of awareness. Seems He is always aware.

Old book written many years ago about Practicing the Presence of Jesus by brother Lawrence. It was a good book that encouraged the reader to practice tuning into the presence of Jesus. This experiential exercise is stimulating for some, fearful for others. I tend to tune in ... in the morning usually a song in my heart, or I grab the guitar for audience of One...As a friend of mine says, 'Well Lord, I'm open for business today.'

So how do we hear God's voice His prompting.

Hebrews speaks about God speaking in 'many fashions and in many ways'...this is certainly true today.

Expectation is a key to faith. Believing that God will speak me in the moment is a learned daily exercise. He is alive, active, and current in my life, therefore He wants to communicate to me.

Usually, He wants to communicate to me about others. Impressions, things I notice. I've learned if I slow down on the inside when I act on an impression... I discover I've heard or not heard. It's learning to tune my receiver.

Today, in Good Will, I saw a guy I thought was my friend Darrel. So when I passed his back I slapped him on his back and said, 'Hey, Darrel what's up?' He turned around not the guy...I said sheepishly, sorry...His wife said, 'don't worry about it he's been Darrel all day.' It's learning to step out in faith.

James Ryle... Faith is the inevitable consequence of hearing God's voice.'

So hearing and acting on what I've thought I've heard is an experiment.

Double Takes
Pictures in our minds eye
A verse
Someone looking like someone we know
An article of clothing, jewelry, some one is wearing

Sometimes the above help me be aware. Sometimes I'm aware when I see someone in need.

Acting in faith is the God space connector.

Recycle your Faith

Brenda's label. A great one minute or so thought provoking clip.

Craig Spinks is creating small conversation starters for small groups, friends, individuals.

Check it out...Part of Creating God Space is asking the right questions, at the right time, listening well and really caring.

Creating God Space Revisited

I'm realizing that creating God space where God things can happen is current.

Becoming a friendly opened hearted person is the first step into the equation. I've noticed that people who are open hearted, have a spirit that is different than the norm.

Open hearted people are attractive. Usually an open hearted person is more other focused than self focused and tend to have a more positive outlook in life. In a class setting I ask,
'What does friendly look like?'

Some answers:
Open faced
Makes eye connection


Willing to listen

Doesn't pass judgement


Genuinly caring

Has a sense of humor
Good attitudes
Believes the best

Not negative

Fun to be around

What's friendly? Friendly means showing kindness to someone, as a friend would behave. Wikipedia


1. characteristic of or befitting a friend; showing friendship: a friendly greeting.
2. like a friend; kind; helpful: a little friendly advice.
3. favorably disposed; inclined to approve, help, or support.
4. not hostile or at variance; amicable: friendly natives.

6. Also, friend⋅li⋅ly. in a friendly manner; like a friend.
7. a person who is in sympathetic relationship to oneself or one's side; one who shows no hostility.

bef. 900; ME frendly, OE frēondlīc.
friend⋅li⋅ness, noun

1. companionable, neighborly. 2. kindly, amiable, cordial, genial, affectionate, kind-hearted. 3. benevolent, well-disposed, helpful, favorable; advantageous, propitious.

3. antagonistic.

I think being a friendly open hearted person is a doable practice. I often wonder what would happen if every follower of Jesus would seek to be a friendly open hearted person every day? How many conversations would be started? How many acts of kindness would be generated? How many hearts would open?