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Category Archive: Discipleship, Fitness, Self Improvement

Taking the Chore Out of Church and the Failure Out of Fitness

Church and Fitness have a lot in common. Consider this: Both are important, but aren’t always priorities You can participate without being engaged You have to be consistent in order to see any...

Baked On Grease

Oswald Chambers once said that one of the greatest strains in life is waiting on God. It’s true. You pray, you work, you hope, you pray some more and the thing that you’re wanting to...

Loose Cannon Fitness = Hip Replacement -> Marine Corps Drummer -> Fitness Program

Just prior to undergoing hip replacement surgery you’re required to attend a class that walks you through the things you need to be sensitive to as you recover: Being diligent with your...

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...