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Category Archive: Self Improvement

Reek of Excellence | Part II

Nothing is impossible for God, hence you’ve got a license to dream (Eph 3:20-21). And when you’re having to make your way through a difficult situation, you’re not lacking for...

Reek of Excellence | Part I

Being born again translates to a motivating mindset in that you recognize that, as a believer, you’re perpetually poised on the threshold of great things (Jn 14:12; Eph 2:10). We were created...

Dirty Glacier

“Dirty Glacier” is an apt illustration of what happens when you’re considering a particular issue that’s being presented according to a collection of very judiciously selected facts....

Aspartame – When My Brain Has a Party and Doesn’t Invite Me

My Dad had seizures. They were rare, so don’t hear that statement as a declaration of the kind of disorder that some have to contend with where they’re dealing with seizure activity on an...

School: Don’t Just Get Through It! Get To It!

So, here’s the dilemma: I’m teaching a 6th grade boys Sunday School class. We do “High-Low” every week where each kid says what the high point of his week was along with the...

Two Kinds of Popularity

There are two ways to become popular: 1) Impress People 2) Serve People By being “impressive,” you’re admired for your talent, your confidence and the way you carry yourself. They...

Hardcharger

In the USMC, “hardcharger” was a term you used to describe someone who was motivated. They were constantly striving for excellence and all the while being the kind of person you wanted to...

James Harrison Ain’t Sorry

I like it when I see guys pushing back against what’s either politically correct or just plain wrong, even when it’s easier and more appropriate from a cultural standpoint to simply go...

My Bride

When I’m in my car, I like listening to either music or comedy. On occasion, I’ll listen to a podcast of some sort, but generally speaking, I usually want to either groove or laugh. A lot...

Staying Motivated – The Miracle Drumkit

Sometimes, it’s hard to stay motivated. You wake up in the morning and it feels like everything within your field of vision needs to be fixed or replaced. Of course, that’s not going to...