The Blog of Dan O’Deens


GOD WILL NOT GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE Are you hurting?  Are you feeling alone?  Has life handed you more than you can handle?   YOU ARE NOT ALONE.   “The LORD is near to [...]

Becoming Men and Women of PRAYER

Becoming Men and Women of PRAYER by Dan O'Deens I had to stop.  Enjoying a cup of coffee and the deer in the back of our yard, I saw something move.  It caught my attention.   [...]


WHEN BEING “RIGHT” IMPEDES THE GOSPEL Dan O’Deens 8.25.2021 Is there any wisdom in gray hair or no hair?   In my twenty’s I had an opinion about everything and I would fight for it.  I [...]


RELATIONSHIP Leadership is not all about outcomes. Leadership is more about the relationships that you build and how you pour into the people who are responsible for the outcomes. Good management breeds greater outcomes. Good [...]

HAITI Relief Response

HAITI RELIEF RESPONSE The devastating earthquake in Haiti provides a peak into the progress made in mission work in Haiti.  In the past Haiti had become dependent on the generosity of people from the ‘outside.’  [...]

The Church Is A Battleship

ALL HANDS ON DECK The Church Is A Battleship By Dan O'Deens “The church is the presence of Jesus among His people, called out as a spiritual family, to pursue His mission on this planet.” [...]


NOW IS THE TIME By Dan O’Deens Breathing Life TODAY brings a beautiful future tomorrow! TODAY is the day!  Now is the time! Have you noticed the crowds at the finish line…at the championship game?  [...]


FREEDOM FIGHTERS "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord..." Psalm 33:12 Some things are worth ‘fighting’ for.  On this 4th of July 2021 we have much to be thankful for and even more [...]

JUNETEENTH and The Great Commission.

I have much to learn about Black history.  I am thankful that I serve almost exclusively with Nations of Color in both Haiti and Africa.  I am beyond blessed to have a black son-in-law.  I [...]

Breathe Partners is a strategic partner that our church counts on when we think globally and wish to have an impact around the globe. Personally, Dan has been my “go-to mentor” for years. Dan is wicked smart and has the ability to see through clutter and chaos to find a path to effectiveness. Dan is a “truth-teller” and we can all use more of those!

E.Scott Feather D.Min., Lead Pastor of Gateway Church

Dan loves people, especially the misfits. His guidance is personal, authentic, and essential. His experiences as a practitioner, doing the work, is a treasure for young leaders who are setting out to make a difference in the world. His process of guiding people to clarity, construct and commit to their vision is why he is a Visionary Architect.

Sam Song, The Beautiful Future