On Vision

This is a post that has been percolating as a draft post for nearly two or three months now.  But as a theme, its something I’ve wrestled with far longer.  Those who know me well, know that at my core, I’m kind of a systems and strategy kind of guy. What makes gets my ticker picking […]

The conversations you have with yourself…

…impact what you do and how you feel.  What have you told yourself lately?  Have you been an encourager or a life sapper?  Do you hear justification or warning?  Do you bargain with yourself or hear, “you can do better?” The inner voice is a powerful influence on our lives. This is why you must […]

path not plan

I’ve been thinking about this a bit lately.  We’ve all heard the phrase, “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” Right, but also wrong.  I’ve seen people who are terrible planners succeed, and people who are meticulous planners fail. Yet something else, seems to work.  Path.  Those who have a path, who have a […]

What’s your inspiration?

What gets you up in the morning?  What is it that you look forward to doing/seeing/engaging in the most? What makes your heart beat a bit faster and your mind spark? Your inspiration is your fuel.  When’s the last time you filled that tank? Go do it. Now.

Sin

Sin is the propensity for humans to live as if they are God. Sin is the decision to live life away from God rather than toward him. This decision can be subtle or blatant. It involves a contest of wills between humans and God. It is the oldest contest in the world, the pride of […]

To reach the finish line you have to do something…

I often find myself looking at all the things I have to finish (because of my obscenely large todo list) and it overwhelms me and I shut down.  I’ll end up procrastinating and wasting time because I don’t think I have enough time to get started and finish something in the time I have in the […]

getting in the Word

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series 2011: A look back A look forward

I’ve been away from here again for a few days and it’s turning this series I’ve been writing into a month long reflection.  Nevertheless, I am determined to finish this! So let’s continue (if you’re new to this series, you can click here for some context). Here’s what I wrote last year: I love YouVersion.com and […]

memory work

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series 2011: A look back A look forward

It’s time for another post in this series.  Here’s another thing I wrote last year around this time: I’m going to be memorizing scripture through the year along with others in my church family who are joining in the journey (I’ll be posting about this sometime in the next two weeks).  My 8 year old daughter […]

what matters

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series 2011: A look back A look forward

Been away from here the last couple days, but now I’m back.  Let’s continue this series shall we?  Last year I wrote a “looking forward” kind of post for some of the things I hoped to accomplish, change in the coming year.  This year I’m writing a series of post reflecting on that list and […]

pro-bono

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series 2011: A look back A look forward

This post continues the series I’ve been writing as I reflect on 2010.  This has been neat thinking through some of the things I aimed for in the New Years post I wrote last year and what actually happened.  Let’s continue: I hope to continue volunteering for some great causes (along with continuing the work I […]