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1608, 2017

Episode #007: SERVE – Work, Business & Leadership

August 16th, 2017|Podcasts, SERVE|0 Comments

Summary:

Secular and Sacred Serving.

Which is which?  If you work IN a church setting it’s obviously “sacred” work.  But what if you don’t?  What if you’re a plumber, or a painter, or a stay-at-home mom? 

In today’s Podcast Episode, #007, we look at the disconnect that is prevalent in our world between these two competing forces – the secular […]

1408, 2017

Bad advice that MOST parents give to their children.

August 14th, 2017|Parenting|2 Comments

Bad advice from good parents is plentiful these days (see my video at the bottom of the page for more ideas).  Unfortunately, bad advice doesn’t just come from the “bad” ones.  Many times it comes from very well-intentioned, nice, and fully engaged parents too.  In fact, the bad advice that we’re looking at today is so common that you have probably not only heard – but you (yes YOU!) have likely given it to your children as well!  It may be one of the worst things you can say and do to your kids.

What bad advice could I possibly have, both, heard and given to my kids?

I’m glad you asked!  Let’s find out. […]

908, 2017

Hypocrites among us. What should our response be?

August 9th, 2017|Leadership, Spiritual Life|0 Comments

Hypocrites:  a pretender, liar, or deceiver.  Strong words.  Stronger yet are the emotions we feel when confronted with them.  What should we do?  How should we respond to people who are found to be frauds?

At the writing of this article, I just finished reading about the immediate resignation of Ole Miss football coach, Hugh Freeze.  Hugh was the coach there for the past 6 years and was someone who, apparently, was deeply devoted to the Lord.  I followed him on Twitter and was always impressed with the Scripture verses he’d post and the things that he would say.  By all accounts, he seemed to be a Christian man on a mission to mold the hearts and minds of young men and not just win football games.  I loved what I saw and heard from him from a distance.

But as you can probably guess, Hugh has, apparently, lost his way.

At the same time, he lost His way, too. […]

708, 2017

My Loser List

August 7th, 2017|Business Principles & Best Practices, Mindset, Spiritual Life|2 Comments

Do you consider yourself a loser?  I doubt you do.  In fact, my guess is that you would emphatically say, “NO!  I am not a loser!”  If that’s true (and I agree with you, by the way, that you’re not a loser), then why aren’t you winning more in the areas of your life that matter most to you?  Why aren’t I winning more either? The answer may lie in your list.

Or, as you will see, it may be your list that is lying to you.

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308, 2017

Episode #006: UNCOMMON – Marriage, Mindset, & Parenting

August 3rd, 2017|Podcasts, UNCOMMON|0 Comments

Summary:

Common.  Average.  Status Quo.  Okay.  Fine.

These are all words that ought to make you uncomfortable when (of if)  they describe your family.  These words all define a person who has settled in these key areas of life:

Marriage – Mindset – Parenting

In today’s Podcast episode, we look at the what’s at stake if we settle for less than God’s best in these areas of our lives.  As you can imagine:  it’s more […]

3107, 2017

Follow Jesus – Nate J. Whitson

July 31st, 2017|Spiritual Life|0 Comments

Follow Jesus.  What does that even mean?  Let’s be honest:  We can’t even see Him!  How in the world are we supposed to follow an invisible man?  How are we going to know if it’s Him and not just our own imagination?  What if it’s just my own thoughts that I’m following?  All of this ‘following’ can be so tricky.

I grew up in the church.  I’ve gone my whole life.  When I was 15 years old, I made a decision to follow Jesus.  Not because my parents hoped I would.  Not because I thought it was just a good way to have some fire insurance from hell.  But because I knew that Jesus was asking me to follow Him and I trusted Him.

But the question from that day on has been this:

How do I follow Jesus?  Practically speaking, what does that look like or even mean?

If you’ve ever wondered the same thing then follow me further into this post and see what conclusions I have come up with so far.  (See what I did there?) […]