Romans 4:21 says, “...because he was fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.” It might not be in every detail, in the form that we expect it. But that is an important point, because the road to something being accomplished is often shorter and simpler than we think. God … Continue reading Sooner and Simpler
The topic of conversation was the process of head-knowledge becoming real at the heart-level. Then she asked me, “How do you know when that change has occurred?” Unprepared to answer that question, I briefly paused and then gave the first answer that came to mind: “When I no longer feel the compulsion to preach that … Continue reading I am the Pharisee
But I didn't. The conversation stopped just shy of going for the ask. Unlike many times in my past, the predominant reason was not fear. It was there, but it was a little leprechaun instead of a giant. My reasons were just reasons: "I've had a long day and I'm tired." "I need to get … Continue reading I Could’ve Had a Date Last Night
The last few years I’ve become very connected with a number of Christian families who home-school. When I finally have children of my own, I think I would like to go that direction as well. I was in public school all the way through. What I felt when I was going through the system was … Continue reading Systems of Education
Jesus, speaking to Peter one on one: "I assure you: when you were young, you would tie your belt and walk wherever you wanted. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will tie you and carry you where you don't want to go." He said this to signify … Continue reading What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
Proverbs 16:1, “The reflections of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.” The thing that grabs me about this verse is that last line, because, effectively it says that the answer of the tongue is really, really, really true. It is so true that the only adequate … Continue reading The Light of Words Spoken
I feel a duty to lead. One reason, is that I am compelled by gratitude: I want to share because other people first shared with me. What those people were to me, I am compelled to be for somebody else. So much personal progress hinges upon fresh perspective, and I can deliver that to somebody, … Continue reading “Great Individual Contributors”: the Duty to Lead
Let me tell you, it's waking up with the feeling that you’ve wasted most of your twenties. Here’s the thing about that; I can rationalize things one direction or another, like, what if I had done this, or what if I done that? However, the real truth is, I believe that God would have taught … Continue reading Which Way Should I Go?
I got a lesson in spontaneity the other day, a lesson in seizing the moment. My heart pounded, but when I spoke, I felt freedom, I felt courage. I felt a driving passion, a compulsion to share. I am not saying all this in order to get attention, I am saying this in attempt to … Continue reading Yes
Mindset During my time at a small Christian college, I noticed that the best performing students were often the non-traditional ones. Why? Hunger, I suppose. Great desire. Being older, life experience surely played a key role; they had bigger frames of reference for everything. It seems like the more information you have, the more questions … Continue reading Education