From My Notebook (12 APRIL – 18 APRIL 2020)

              This week I had a conversation with a friend who is a small business owner.  He said, "Everyone wants me to be successful so they give me ideas, but not the space to execute those ideas.  I need ideas AND space."  This has me thinking, where on my … Continue reading From My Notebook (12 APRIL – 18 APRIL 2020)

Guiding principles for students of Scripture

Today, I am working on material for a teaching series that I am going to give at Church180. We are going to be studying a letter that St. Paul wrote to the Christians in Colossae around 60 A.D. As I am working on this material, I keep thinking about basic principles that guide my approach … Continue reading Guiding principles for students of Scripture

3 Ideas to get “Unstuck” spiritually

I am in the middle of a conversation with someone who is "stuck" spiritually. This person doesn't like being stuck, but isn't sure how to get "unstuck." I just sent them three ideas and thought it might be helpful for someone else too... so here they are: Help someone who cannot return the favor Most … Continue reading 3 Ideas to get “Unstuck” spiritually

3 ways to develop spiritual strength

Strength is something that I want in every area of my life: physical, emotional, financial, mental... and spiritual. Mark Bell, a powerlifting coach, always says that, "Strength is never a weakness." I'm sure that some might argue that... but I think that fundamentally he is correct. Strength is the antidote to so much pain and … Continue reading 3 ways to develop spiritual strength

Learn… or be normal.

A while ago I ran across a quote from Henry Doherty... "It is the studying you do after your school days that really counts. Otherwise, you know only that which everyone else knows." Geeze... I don't want to be normal. Normal assumes that things will get worse unless they are intentionally made better. I want … Continue reading Learn… or be normal.