Our congregation is making a major push to inspire and equip our members to read the Bible with each other and with others who might be interested in reading Scripture. There are many reasons why we're doing this, but I was recently reminded of an important reason that often goes unnoticed when I read a … Continue reading What’s the Word?
A rabbi once asked his students: "How do we know when the night has ended and the day has begun?" The students thought they grasped the importance of this question. There are, after all, prayers and rites and rituals that can only be done at nighttime. And there are prayers and rites and rituals that … Continue reading A Rabbi’s Story
"Grace is more than being lucky to be on God's side. Grace is God's goodness showered on people who have failed. Grace is God's love on those who think they are unloveable. Grace is God knowing what we are designed to be. Grace is God believing in us when we have given up. Grace is … Continue reading Grace is…
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
I love to read and learn, so periodically on this blog I will share with you some of the books I've been reading. Here are four that I have read recently: Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church-Growth Culture by Tim Suttle. Tim Suttle has written a great book challenging the culture of "greatness" that has … Continue reading Books I’ve Recently Read