I began what I hope becomes a lenten discipline this morning meditating on the Gospel of Mark. Mark begins his gospel around the theme of repentance. I’ve always been taught that repentance means to confess your sins and to go a new direction, to literally turn 180 degrees. As I reflected on Mark 1:1-8 I realized […]Read more "Lent and Repentance"
Functional Fitness and TRX® The gym has weights. We like lifting weights. They make us feel strong and look good. Let’s be honest, we even like watching ourselves in the mirror as we lift. We see gains that are there and even some that aren’t. However, the gym ultimately should be about improving our overall […]Read more "Functional Fitness and TRX"
I ran across this article at Jiu-Jitsu Times, “What Do the Colored Bjj Belts Mean?” by Mark Mullen and thought it was worth passing on. I agree with the author, but thought I’d add a few thoughts of my own for each belt color. White Belt during this stage of training you should be identifying your […]Read more "What Do the Colored Bjj Belts Mean?"
Okay, last thought of the week here from Sunday’s sermon, Every Lasting Change, and this time it’s about community. Every lasting change will require a healthy community of support and accountability. When we look at the list of people involved in rebuilding the wall under Nehemiah’s leadership it’s clear that it took the whole people […]Read more "Blogging Past Sunday: Community"
Continuing to flesh out Sunday’s sermon (Every Lasting Change) from our current series in Nehemiah we need to look at what it means to make changes on the basis of a preferred future. Preferred means something better and more desirable than what you have now. In this case, we’re talking God’s highest and best for […]Read more "Blogging Past Sunday: What’s Your Goal?"
In my previous two “Blogging Past Sunday” posts I looked at 4 Ways to Become More Courageous and linked to an article on 5 Steps to Dealing with Opposition. This is in an effort to add more flesh to Sunday’s sermon, Every Lasting Change, a second in the series Restore: Lessons on rebuilding from Nehemiah. Today […]Read more "Blogging Past Sunday: 3 Ways to Live in Reality"
If you missed the last post (4 Ways to Become More Courageous) you should go read that first. Why? Cowards can’t handle opposition. We either run away completely or feel the need to fight if we operate from a place of cowardice. There’s a better way. While I was thinking through how to write this […]Read more "Blogging Past Sunday: 5 Steps to Dealing with Opposition"