Somehow, I had this mistaken idea that “5th Saturdays” came exactly every three months. It seems like I just wrote a “Behind the Scenes.” Has anything new happened? Well, actually, yes. Quite a bit. It’s amazing how much can change in just a couple of months.
Victory. Success. Sometimes it feels like they just don't matter any more.
Maybe you have recently started a new position like Pastor Shawn Kook in last week's episode of the Lift Up podcast. Or perhaps you just completed a major project or finished a week at a camp or other retreat.
In no time at all, the anticipation is over. The thrill of the moment is passed. And now, life feels so ... well, "ordinary."
Pastor Shawn Kook shares how God overcame uncertainty in his life to reveal a clear call out of business and finance into ministry. This is part two of a two-part conversation with Shawn. Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll hear in Episode 7: Update: Progress on website builder for missionaries, and more focused goals for Edify Hub. […]
What? I don’t get it. How does cutting back on sweets give me more compassion for others?
OK. I admit it. That headline is a terrible oversimplification. There’s a rather long and winding path from one to the other, but the journey is an interesting one. It’s almost a personal case study of how to find the root cause of a weakness.
When a computer overheats, you know there’s trouble. When an entire room of computers gets overheated, the word “trouble” doesn’t do it justice. When the computer room at my day job was shut down a few weeks ago, my thoughts wandered back to the very first computer room I worked in as a student in college.
Oh, yeah. I'm balanced. See, I know lots of people on one side of me with all sorts of rules to follow. You know who I'm talking about - the legalists. On the other side, I see many Christians who seem to have no standards at all. You know them, too - the liberals.
Nice logic, huh?
Hey, it’s not just me. You’re a wimp, too, right? At least, in something? Sure, we all have weak areas, and it’s important to avoid some common pitfalls when addressing our weaknesses. I mentioned last week how it’s unhealthy to just overlook a weakness. Well, another common temptation is to obsess over the weakness. Maybe […]
Yes. It’s true. I love sin. Don’t get me wrong – I love God; I really do. Or, at least I’ve convinced myself that I do. But my love for God is imperfect. It’s a weak love — an inconsistent love. And when I’ve been self-focused (Galatians 6:8), when I don’t “retain God in [my] knowledge” […]
What if you knew you had only one week to live… What if you knew Christ was coming back in three days… What if you knew that tomorrow morning was the last time you would see your child… What would you do differently than you’re doing now? Those are powerful questions. When sudden tragedies come […]