Heading into this new season of life I want to start blogging again. Tim Ferris does something that I really like. He calls it 5 Bullet Friday. Every Friday he sends out his favorite things from the week. I like that, so I'm going to take a page out of his book and do it … Continue reading Five Favorites Friday
(Artwork by Larry Selman, titled "They Were Always There") Yesterday at Church180, Sherri and I shared some big news (no, we're not having another baby). The best way to share it here is to share a letter with you that we sent to the church: To my friends and “family” at Church180, This will be … Continue reading BIG change for Team Peterson!
One of my year end activities is to read through previous year(s) journals. It is exciting to see what I have learned and how I have matured... and disheartening to see those things against which I STILL struggle. Reading my own writing is a most credible witness to my personal discipline, and lack of self-control. … Continue reading “The 12 Apostle of Ill Health”
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
I am most disappointed in myself when I give in to myself. When I hit snooze... When I say the first thing that comes to mind... When I procrastinate... When I skip the gym... When I skip a date with one of my girls... Whenever I give into my weak desires... I disappoint myself. As … Continue reading How I disappoint myself
This morning I walked with a couple of my girls (we were too tired to run). While we were walking we had a great conversation about doing difficult things. I was able to string together some great, and funny, pieces of advice I've heard from others. It went like this... If you eat a frog, … Continue reading Eating Frogs and Turds
Ben Horowitz wrote a New York Times bestseller called, "The Hard Thing About Hard Things." In this book, he discusses the underbelly of leadership; the hard and unglamorous stuff that few talk about or consider. He tells and dissects leadership experiences... the hard ones... the REAL hard ones! I actually picked this book up when I … Continue reading Hug the Struggle
WHOA!! Crazy question huh? Well, this morning I was reading St. Paul's letter to the Corinthians. I know what's in this letter... I've read it dozens of times. I know that Paul is going to rebuke the church for being proud of one of their members who was having sex with his step-mom. Do you … Continue reading What’s worse than having sex with your step-mom?
Last week I made the most difficult decision of my life thus far. I decided to step away from being a personal trainer. For the last five years I have been a personal trainer at a place that literally transformed my life... Brutal Iron Gym. When I first walked into that building, back in 2009, … Continue reading Why I stepped away from personal training
This morning I was listening to the Bible on my way to the gym (thanks to The Bible app). A phrase jumped out at me that I can't quit thinking about: "It's your heart, not the dictionary, that gives meaning to your words." (Matthew 12:34 MSG) Here in the south we joke about one of … Continue reading What do you mean?