Unfortunately, it’s not just athletes and sports teams who take their foot off the gas before they finish well. Often preachers do the same with the sermon. In what ways do preachers pull up short or mail it in at the last minute? So much time during the week is spent in prayer, preparation and […]
The one thing every human being has in common is 24 hours in a day. Not a minute more, and not a minute less. So why is it that some people seem to live so healthy and balanced with those hours, and some look dazed and confused like they’ve just been through a spin cycle?
I used to get pretty sick before I preached. It didn’t matter if I was speaking before a group of youth on a Friday night, a Young Adult retreat or a Sunday morning worship gathering. The feeling never changed. My nerves set in late the night before, and by the day of the event, I […]
Have you ever felt that there is not enough time in a day to finish your checklist? Have you ever found yourself cramming so many things into your day that you had little time for people? Do you ever have time for reflection where your thoughts can wander uninhibited?
Stanislav Petrov. Odds are you have never heard of him, but the world owes a huge debt of thanks to him. Crisis On September 26, 1983, Stanislav’s computer screen flashed red with the word “LAUNCH.” This was the early warning detection that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States en route to […]
Two weeks ago I wrote a blog about unlocking creativity by doing something different, out of our normal comfort zones. In it, I described how I planned on building coffee and end tables. Well, I want to give an update… I finished my first end table! I had a spot in my freshly painted office […]
When is the last time you learned a skill, read a book in a genre you haven’t before, or played a game or sport you have always wanted to but were afraid to take the plunge into (like scuba diving!). I have found that when I try new activities it unlocks the creativity in my […]