Every day at 3:20 p.m. I get a reminder on my phone that tells me it's time to stop what I'm doing and pray for the Alameda Church of Christ, the wonderful church family to which I belong. I've been wanting to go deeper in these prayers so I have started to write a prayer … Continue reading Revival: A Prayer (Inspired by Psalm 85)
This week my daughter has joined several hundred teenagers from among Oklahoma City area Church of Christ congregations to participate in an event called "Serve OKC." Each day groups of teens scatter throughout the OKC metro to serve others in the name of Jesus through various community service organizations, such as Feed The Children, Angels … Continue reading #serveOKC
Yesterday, before the offering, one of our church members cited the classic Ray Stevens song "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival," which brought back some great memories, as I used to listen to Ray Stevens tapes when I was a kid. If you need a laugh on this Monday, take a few minutes and watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16fG1sDagU
In our current presidential election cycle, it has become abundantly clear that Christians need to be reminded of what defines a "win" for the Christian and of how that "win" is gained. So, here are a few quotes from some authors who have helped my thinking on this subject. I hope you find it helpful … Continue reading How do Christians “win”?
On Monday, I recommended Jon Gordon's book Training Camp. Today, I want to share one of my favorite parts of the book called "The Myth"... There is no such thing as an overnight success. Too many believe in the fantasy that superstar athletes, actors, musicians, doctors, pianists, Olympians, and others were born that way or … Continue reading “The Myth”
I recently read Jon Gordon's book Training Camp and I am now having my teenage daughter read it. It's a great book that examines the traits and habits of people who strive to be their best each and every day. The book is written in an entertaining style, and the principles are embedded in the … Continue reading What The Best Do Better Than Everyone Else
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW2cayoYGdk I'm loving this song right now by one of my favorite groups, Switchfoot. After you listen to it, take a few minutes to ask yourself these questions: For what or whom are you living your life? What is the "one story" of your life? What do really want to say with your "one voice"? … Continue reading Live It Well