Category Archives: Discipleship

Brain food

Everyone knows that a proper diet is essential to long-term physical health. If you want to stay healthy, watch what you stuff in your mouth. Simple. But the same is true spiritually. The only difference is that our souls feed … Continue reading

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Silence and Solitude

Is our cultural dependence on group work, social networking and entertainment inadvertently conditioning us to think that our lives are somehow empty or shallow when we take time out to be quietly introspective?  If so, this would represent a spiritual … Continue reading

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Small group schedule conflict: What to do, what to do…

I was talking with a Bible study leader this afternoon about a calendar conflict that we didn’t catch until the last minute: the girls’ basketball home opener. It might not be a big deal to a lot of people, but … Continue reading

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First to Third

Ask any Christian what their top three priorities in life are and you’ll almost always get the same answer. First, God. Second, family. Third, well, that’s where it get’s fuzzy. Might be work. Might be school. Might be a sport … Continue reading

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Working out is never easy…

Read your Bible and pray. It’s kind of the ‘Sunday School’ answer to living a more Christ-like life, to harvest a few of those spiritual fruits we all want to see in our lives—“…love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, … Continue reading

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Messy Prayer

Prayer should be messy, loud, irrational and life-changing. I mean, seriously, the whole idea of prayer is that you’re pouring your heart out to God. And if you’re at all normal, that means you’ve occasionally got all kinds of junk … Continue reading

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Spiritual Disciplines

But have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness, for the training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life … Continue reading

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Learn and move on

“Always try to get over failure quickly.  Learn from it.  Study how you contributed to it.  If you are responsible for it, own up to it.  Though others may have greater responsibility for it than you do, don’t look for … Continue reading

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ENGAGE 2011

In case you missed it over the weekend, ENGAGE was pretty awesome. Steve Saccone talked about how to be more intelligent about how we relate to people and the world around us. One of my favorite parts was when he … Continue reading

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