There is a guy in my men’s group that talked about how he focuses on one word for the year. I thought it would be a cool idea but had no idea what my word would be. According to Google there are 171,476 words in the english language (less than I expected actually.) At the same time though we were doing a study of Titus and one word kept popping up. I had my word: self-control. Continue reading “Self-Control”

Modern Golden Calf

Golden Calf

I have recently been reading the Old Testament stories. And Moses was a pretty cool dude. I mean come on he got to be so close to the glory of God that his face started glowing! I’m not making this up, go check out Exodus 34:29-35. He is up there for a  reason though, he is receiving the tablets again. That’s right I said again. In chapters 20-31 Moses receives the 10 commandments, the laws and directions for constructing the tabernacle. When he comes down in Chapter 32 he is a little taken aback. I wonder what he would think if he came down and saw us living our lives. Continue reading “Modern Golden Calf”

Back to Basics

201Just last week I read an article Bible Before Books and it made me think of one of my first blog posts. There are some helpful resources in here to get you started reading your Bible this new year. Last year I read 78% of the Bible, falling short of my goal. This year will be different. (Also check out his post by a friend to help you follow through. It written to the ladies, but guys we can gain a lot from it too.)

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Finding Peace in Chaos

FInding Peace in the ChaosI was blessed and burdened with an overly analytical mind. I think through as many possibilities for a situation as I can. Then I follow each out a period of time, sometimes years. The problem with that is a lot, if not most, of the time it causes me to hesitate when making decisions that normal people would just make or that need to be made. I have missed opportunities for friendships, careers and relocation due to the storms raging in my mind. Fortunately, I have an anchor that ties me down to the present and over the years I have learned to rely on that anchor.  Sometimes I will let a little more slack in the line but He always pulls me back in. Continue reading “Finding Peace in Chaos”

Life As An Introvert

IntrovertI don’t know the statistics but for the purpose of this post I am going to use my own made up numbers; 50 percent of the population has a condition and that condition is being an introvert. What is an introvert? “Introvert: A term introduced by the psychologist Carl Jung to describe a person whose motives and actions are directed inward. Introverts tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings and minimize their contact with other people.” Blah-dy blah blah. Now let me break down what an introvert really is…okay its a lot like that but let me simplify things.

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