I’m a Christian. I’m also a pastor. And as such, I frequently think about how Continue reading
We’ve got the world’s attention. But this isn’t how we expected it to happen. Continue reading
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever. – Paul
On the Richter Scale of Significance, each one shakes a little. But combine a few, and well, you might just be surprised at what happens. Ready?
- Desire the exceptional, but work hard to appreciate the normal, because there’s a lot more of it.
- Stop being jealous. You’re seeing a highlight reel, not the whole game.
- Talk to someone new, every day.
- Repeat these words, out loud, and often: Action precedes motivation.
- Stop waiting for the perfect time. There’s no such thing.
- Hang out with people who are nothing like you.
- Speak less. Listen more. And forgive even more.
- Do something nice, anonymously.
- Put your credit card in a bowl. Run water in the bowl. Place the bowl in the freezer.
- Using a pen and paper, write a note to someone each week.
- Be on time.
- Do something that requires physical exertion. It doesn’t matter too much what it is, just do it. Then, repeat.
- Visit a graveyard occasionally. Perspective lives there.
- Pray. Whether you’re used to it or not, it’ll help you realize you’re not at the center of everything. And that’s a good thing.
- Speak life. Don’t let your mouth second every motion made by your brain.
- Fail trying.
I have two children.
This isn’t news to people who know me and my family. But the fact I have two girls who are old enough to go to camps during the summer was a really big deal last night. Continue reading
We’re not hostages.
We’ve not been stripped of our freedom. Circumstances can’t do it. Uncontrollable elements of our past can’t do it. We still cling to an ability. Continue reading
Pick your metaphor. A blank slate. A empty canvas. A new page.