top3 for August 2, 2019

Here are three things that I’ve read, thought about, or am contemplating this week. #1 – “Focus on process instead of goals to initiate momentum. ” War of Art Incrementalism is more realistic and controllable than giant leap forwards. Those who know this and are willing to be a bit boring develop forward momentum over time by sticking to their process. My problem is that I fear I’ll choose the wrong process and that I’ll have momentum in a direction that is not where I want to go. My guess is that comes from fear and not from freedom. Trust … Continue reading top3 for August 2, 2019

Thought for the Day – 8.1.19 – Imitation as Plan A

Paul encourages the people of Corinth to “be imitators of me as I imitate Christ” (1 Cor. 11.1). That is a bold statement by a man, who in many ways, was full of faults and with a past he could not have been proud of. And yet, he still asks the people to imitate him. I subscribe to the belief that people belong before they believe. Look at statistics of Christian conversions and you will find most people “grow up” in church and then continue to persists in their faith. They are raised in the environment and then one day … Continue reading Thought for the Day – 8.1.19 – Imitation as Plan A

top3 for June 28, 2019

Here are three things that have made an impact on me this week. It’s my weekly (sort of!) practice of reviewing and reflecting. #1 Faith is not believing without proof, but trusting without reservation. William Sloane Coffin Oh wow…still pondering this quote. Trusting without reservation demands action(s). What in my life am I saying with my lips that I believe in but my action(s) say something very different? #2 You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore. [Psalm 16:11 NRSV] Being satisfied. Having fulness of life … Continue reading top3 for June 28, 2019

top3 for June 7, 2019

Here is a quick review of the top three things I’ve been reading or thinking about this week. #1 “Trust was Bill’s superpower.”   TRILLION DOLLAR COACH The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell We talk about trust a lot around the office. It is the fuel in our engine as well as the oil to keep things moving smoothly and it provides longevity. But quite frankly, I never had a way of describing how it is built. I knew it went I had it, but I couldn’t tell you how it came to be. How DO we build … Continue reading top3 for June 7, 2019

top3 for May 10, 2019

#1 – In other words, teaching that is not embodied by the teacher and experienced within the relational community is at risk of being nothing but empty words. Christina Walker Many people think that writing a sermon is one of the most difficult things I do each week.  While I do admit that it is never, or rarely, easy I will say that the above quote is the real difficulty.  Giving a message is not the objective…being the message…now that is the hard part! #2 -So between the death of Christ and the Last Day it is only by a … Continue reading top3 for May 10, 2019