Johnny As a teenager, we cruised! We got in our cars and trucks and drove around our little sleepy town every Friday and Saturday night. Surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans, there wasn’t much to do, so we crept through the strip playing our music loud while chasing our teenage dreams. I had a… Continue reading Sacrificing Virtue for Success
Samuel There was a young boy by the name of Samuel. Samuel was smart, athletic, and he had a mysterious curiosity. From the outside, Samuel looked like every other boy, but this wasn’t the real Samuel. Samuel’s mom and dad had divorced when he was eight, and now his mom is married to a man… Continue reading Fully Known, Part 3
To be read all the way through: For Christians and some other faith groups this quote makes sense because we see the world through a specific lens. A lens that understands that God creates people with a moral standard and he has placed a soul in every human. In this, every life is to be… Continue reading Where did our moral compass go?
The fruitfulness of a believer is transforming into a Christ like Mind. A Christ like mind is led by love, peace, and joy. Every sin committed against God is an offense to the cross of Jesus Christ. The sins we willfully commit or the ones we commit because of outright laziness. James 4:17 Christ mindedness says… Continue reading Bearing Fruitful Character in the Mind & Attitude
#1 Spirit Empowered Confidence The feeling conviction and belief that we can rely on Jesus no matter what. We have to have a growing knowledge and experience that this is true. “There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God.” 1 Timothy 2:5 “Such confidence as… Continue reading 6 Ways Christians Should Respond to Cultural Opposition
"The person who understands the evil in his own heart is the only person who is useful, fruitful, and solid in his beliefs and obedience. Others only delude themselves and thus upset families, churches, and all other relationships. In their self-pride and judgement of others, they show great inconsistency." John Owen, a Great Puritan Scholar… Continue reading How’s your heart, bro?
I think in imagery at times so indulge me a bit. I really like to see a sunrise. This due in part to the unlikeliness of actually seeing one. Um, I like to sleep. A sunrise is the beginning of another day for those in that hemisphere, and with it brings new experiences. Some people moving to new ventures,… Continue reading Sunrise-Joshua 2
Leadership is like a interstate highway system. Just like an interstate has many “on ramps”, the goal is to get to your destination. Similarly, there are many entry points into leadership, but they lead to a certain place, product, or achievement as a church, business, or organization. Every entry into leadership is unique. Some folks start organizations, churches,… Continue reading Entry into Leadership-Joshua #1
I have a confession to make. I like to talk. I like to talk. And I like to be heard. I had to repeat that because you tuned me out for a minute. Anyway, I am an extrovert that can stand to be alone, but likes to have meaningful conversations. But if I am honest, there are conversations that are… Continue reading I am Challenged.
Remember when you were a child and you read, "The Little Engine That Could?" I do, and I remember that every time I read it ... he made it. Earth shattering... I know. That story has been inspiring the minds of children since 1906. But why? Is it the fact that we can do anything we put our minds… Continue reading The Little Engine That Could