It’s not even a question.
You want to turn up. You want to go higher. You want that side hustle to blow up so you can glow up.
So why does day after day pass you by without seeing progress. “You’re going to do it”, but that was 18 months ago since the idea came to you and you still don’t even have a formal plan in place to take the first step, much less the next. (more…)
I’m sitting up in bed today, reading some powerful verses in Proverbs and I couldn’t help but think that the world of the ancient times is in many ways the same as it is today. Yes, we got iPhones and sports cars, but people were just as foolish then as they are today, living lives focused on material gains and aspiring towards status & fame, rather than living humbly and seeking knowledge and wisdom.
The desires of our flesh were just as strong 2 or 3 thousand years ago. And reading these verses caught me by surprise, realizing that if more of us would read the Word, we’d certainly have been able to benefit from the instructions of wisdom outlined in the bible, and we’d be a far better society than we are today.
From my reading, I thought to share a few simple & practical disciplines that we can use to help develop and mature spiritually: (more…)
How do I set the bar just right for my first blog post. What to talk about? What not to talk about?
A few weeks back, Justin and Jessica McAuliff, leaders of our youth ministry delivered a message about purity. Now, my initial reaction as a grown man hearing a youth pastor mention the word purity brought the immediate thought of abstinence and protecting one’s virginity. As a young married man expecting our first child in a matter of weeks, my reaction was to turn and point the finger at the younger teens in the room, thinking that this obviously wasn’t applicable to me and that they’d better listen up to the message. See, in my mind, I was already past the the point of worrying about my purity. Right? Wrong!
Quickly, I realized that this message was very much directed right at me, and likewise, to all men, whether single or married, young or old. Justin and Jessica were truly talking to the teens that night and their message to them did get through. But there was another message that I was also receiving from them, and it came through as clear as a blue sunny day!