These past two weeks I've shared some thoughts on Psalm 23. Today, I want to look at the final section of this great song of David. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 3
I love the Psalms. They are such rich, authentic prayers by real, broken people. Last week, I shared some reflections on the first part of Psalm 23. Today, I want to look at the middle section of Psalm 23. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 2
I weigh myself everyday. Sometimes twice a day. Experts recommend that you don't do that. Whatever. However- when you do that, what can happen is you experience what I like to call the Tyranny of the Scale. Most people, when they are losing weight, will lose a few pounds, then gain a pound, then plateau … Continue reading Fitness Friday: The Tyranny of the Scale
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23:1-3 (KJV) This is probably the most well known chapter in the Bible. … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: 23rd Psalm
There I was, at the gym, pumping iron, and feeling good. I was lifting more weight than I had ever lifted before in my life! And then it happened. I looked over, saw some skinny dude racking up the weight on his bar, and lift more weight and pound out more reps than what I … Continue reading Comparison is the Thief of Joy
Back in Jr. High, I have this vivid memory of feeling like an outsider and like I didn’t know my place. Have you ever felt that way? If you’re like most people- you probably have felt that way at some point in your life. Now- Jr. High is awkward for pretty much everybody. You’re getting … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Part 1
I've always liked the comic strip "B.C." In a very succinct way, here's why we call it "Good Friday."
Do or do not. There is no try. Or, at least, that what Yoda said. Here's the question- Are you reproducing yourself? Not- are you trying to raise up leaders? No- are you actually doing it? Wherever you are in life- its so important to train up others to take your place. To work yourself … Continue reading What Would Yoda Say About Discipleship?
Last spring I was in a Men's Growth Group that went through the 33 Series study. It was awesome. One of the core truths we learned was that a man needs to REJECT PASSIVITY. So true! God has designed us to CREATE and CULTIVATE and to partner with Him to help build God's Kingdom. This … Continue reading Setting Goals