Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 3

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

Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 2

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

Fitness Friday: The Tyranny of the Scale

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

Reflections on the Psalms: 23rd Psalm

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

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

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

Reflections on the Psalms: Part 1

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

What Would Yoda Say About Discipleship?

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?

Book Review: The Pastor by Eugene Peterson

For some reason, it took me about eighteen months to get through The Pastor by Eugene Peterson.  It probably had something to do with the fact that in that time frame we moved from Colorado to Wisconsin, helped plant a new church, I finished my M.A. in Theological Studies, and my wife and I had … Continue reading Book Review: The Pastor by Eugene Peterson

Setting Goals

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