Entries by Bill Stark

The Journey of Faith

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14  Imagine trying to swim against the current in this picture.   Impossible, if not for some force outside yourself. I sometimes think of the journey of faith as being on a river.   […]

Caterpillars to Butterflies: A story of your identity

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36 ESV The process of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly is one of the most dramatic natural phenomena that I know.  The poor caterpillar only knows one world….climbing on limbs and stems eating leaves.  Caterpillars are slow and are significantly susceptible […]

Teamwork and the Language of Me

I’m working with a local government department director who regularly talks about “his projects”, “his people” and “his plan”.   No mention of the team, but a lot of mentions about him.   It’s probably natural to talk this way, but it doesn’t speak to humility or teamwork – both important traits that value others. […]