Settling for work that you hate to do is hard on your life. Take my dad, for example. My dad is a very hard worker. He provided a great life for me and my family. But he really didn’t enjoy his job. He once described working in the automotive industry as, “mind-numbing” and saw his work as simply a means to “pay the bills and put food on the table”.
He punched in, punched out, and wanted more from life but didn’t see how it would be possible with five of us crumb-snatchers at home to feed.
I think he often felt stuck. If he could go back and do it all again, I think that he would.
In Seth Godin’s book, Tribes (which I highly recommend you read), he gives a definition of a person who feels like my dad once did. I think you will recognize it and may even relate yourself. He calls these people “sheepwalkers”.
Read this definition carefully and see if this could be you or maybe someone you know. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]