Posts Tagged ‘Life’



Performed at NORTHchurch on Sunday, August 7, 2011.


Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
with the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.



Written by Sir Francis Drake in the 1500s

This Sunday I had the privilege of speaking in all 3 services at NORTHchurch. If you have an extra 30 minutes, you should check it out. You can listen to more messages, get message notes, and more by CLICKING HERE.


Posted: July 18, 2011 in Family, Life, People
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Bring on the little man…

Great stuff…


“Diversity’s Symphony” Poem by David Bowden,, @davidbpoetry

Video Directed and Edited by Samson Varughese,, @samsonvarughese

Based on the Book, “Church Diversity,” by Scott Williams,, @ScottWilliams

***Shown at NORTHchurch on Sunday, July 17, 2011.