Friday, February 15, 2013

QUICK UPDATE

~This is a quick update asking for your assistance ~

As I have moved into my sixth decade I have looked back over my life. I have seen times of wonderful grace-filled times and times in a wilderness where I could not find God. I want to thank you for following this blog, in just over a year and a half My blog is approaching 50,000 views on six continents. May God be praised for taking my feeble words to help those in need. I have much appreciated the comments, emails and phone calls that have allowed me to share in some of your struggles and successes. NO I AM NOT STOPPING THE BLOG.

I am now at a point in my life where I want to do what is on my heart and not just bring in a paycheck. I have begun writing a book and hope to have it published in the next year. In the meantime, I have become aware of two issues facing the church:
  1. We, as a people , do not know how to deal with brokenness. We are uncomfortable with it and around it. Along with that, there are broken people who do not know how to come home. (If you have read much of my previous blogs you are aware I know a great deal about this. You might look up the  blog "Fallen".)
  2. We have lost a generation, look around your congregation and gray hair is probably the predominant color. The Western World has moved into a worldview described as Post-Modernism that is a very hopeless and empty view of life. The generation currently 16-29 hold this view but I believe we can make the Good News as good news to this generation.
That being said, I would like to begin speaking for churches and groups on these two topics. It can be over a weekend and at your assemblies. If you are interested in having me come to speak, I can be reached at al_lachner@yahoo.com or on my cell at (775) 303-4708.

~Peace
Al