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step outside your comfort zone. - Some of you know I serve as a career coach. Just last week I found myself in a Panera Bread working with one of my current students on their resume. This particular location is extremely thin on power outlets, so while working on battery power, we pretty much stalked every person at every table near…
#GoodNews – the Christian faith isn’t about being “good.” - The Christian faith isn’t about being “good” and trying not to do anything “wrong.” ‪ #‎Jesus‬ wasn’t just a good man Christians should strive to emulate. If I believe the eye witnesses, He was God himself, in the flesh. He came to restore my relationship with Him – a relationship severed by my rejection and…
“Are you saying Christians and Jehovah’s Witnesses agree about who Jesus actually is?” - I only opened the door because I thought it was a delivery. I’ve been doing a bunch of online Christmas shopping. There was no smiling Amazon box on my porch. It was a smiling guy wearing a tie, holding a zippered book and what appeared to be a Bible tucked in his armpit. Thought Bubble:…
and I know things now, many valuable things, that I hadn’t known before. - It was Sunday afternoon. I was in “my” room. The living room. Looking out the window that spans nearly an entire wall, hypnotically watching a baby squirrel chowing down on the suet in the birdfeeder. I call it “my” room because it’s lined with a 12 foot wide by 7 foot high wall of 12×12…
#IreadthereforeIquote: Jason Boyett ~ faith isn’t the absence of doubt. - the quote: “…faith isn’t the absence of doubt. It’s believing and acting alongside your doubts… …faith wouldn’t even exist if doubt were not also present, because the essence of faith was the leap taken in the face of uncertainty. Faith wasn’t a set of beliefs, or an ability to hold onto those beliefs without wavering.…
The Fallacy of a “Good Christian Life” - A few years ago, I was writing a book. The working title was “Pragmatic Practices of an Intentional Christian.” I say “was writing” because about halfway through the first draft, I had a conversation with Charlie, a long time client and friend, about my concept and my title. His immediate response? “That’s a terrible title.…
where philanthropy falls short. - I was recently part of a discussion about a church supported service project. A number of different ideas were on the table, none of them mine. The project itself wasn’t my priority. They were all good ideas. All needed. All would “do good.” My concern, what I had been thinking and praying about for over…
The lying tempter would persuade. (2/26/2014) - Maybe it’s the chaos in my house. or the chaos of the last year and a half. or the abundance of time I’ve had to think about the chaos of the last year and a half while I’m attending to the mindless task of shoveling the chaos in my house… maybe I’m just tired. or…
idences. (8/20/2013) - specifically, providence and coincidence. providence: capitalized : God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny coincidence: the occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection I can’t ever remember believing in coincidences. My husband on the other hand, is a big believer in them.…