I’m often amazed at how easily we, myself included, want to throw more rules at a situation in order to improve it. In my spiritual beliefs and line of work, we tend to shy away from the word “rules” and substitute a slightly less aggressive word we call “expectations” – as if it’s different. Whichever way you… Read More
Archives for February 2013
Recently, I had the privilege to speak at a youth retreat for a youth group* in Oklahoma. We went way into the mountains and stayed at ‘ballin’ cabin, and in the first evening there I made the lofty attempt to aim us in the direction of understanding what it means to grow in wisdom. Yea, blame the… Read More
Some friends and I were lounging in my living room the other evening talking about how some people can waste so much time and never feel the slightest twinge of remorse for it. Some however, like myself, can seriously struggle with a borderline obsession with time management even to the point of feeling guilt, remorse,… Read More
We’ve all heard we are supposed to “be Christ” to people, yet I’m not Jesus, and I’m not sure I’m really supposed to be. In ministry (and all Christians are ministers to some extent Eph 4:12) we often find ourselves desiring to be many, many things to many, many people. Sometimes, quite honestly, it’s too… Read More
Accepting oneself does not preclude any ongoing attempts to continually become better; it actually helps better assess and accomplish the improvement of self. I can, and should, always improve.
Here we are a week into February already! 2013 is nearly over! …Ok, that was an exaggeration, but still, didn’t January just start last week? Being in ministry, I have people who like to know what I’m up to, and my future goals, especially those who financially and prayerfully help support the work I do…. Read More
Update: Because this post is many years old, and because the older you get the more you look back on your old vlogs and say, “Wow that’s embarrassing now how silly I was!”, the vlog portion has been removed (which was the majority of the content for this post). However, you can still use the… Read More