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Category Archive: Discipleship, Self Improvement

Ankle Deep – Part One

Welcome to a two part series called “Ankle Deep!” We’re looking at a particular passage in Ezekiel – popping the hood to first get an idea of what’s being said and then...

The Difference Between Spiritual Maturity and Spiritual Intelligence

It says in Scripture to do your “best” when it comes to understanding and obeying God’s Word: Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed...

Lots of Sweet Potatoes

The Second Harvest Food Bank truck lumbered up the drive and came to a halt. Out popped the driver who disappeared into the trailer and emerged with a box on a forklift that was over five feet hight...

Move. Become. Now.

I’ve always been inspired by Caleb. You meet him for the first time in Numbers 13. He was a standout from the tribe of Judah and was selected as one of 12 men to go out and explore Canaan. Their...

The Tyranny of the Urgent

The Dictionary defines “tyranny” as “cruel and oppressive power.” When you consider the context of the title of this post, it makes sense. Here’s the situation: You’ve got several plates...

The Butterfly Effect

“The Butterfly Effect” is a book written by Andy Andrews. He starts off by introducing Edward Lorenz who presented a hypothesis to the New York Academy of Science. He is theory was that: “A...

Duck Dynasty (Part One) – Earn the Right to be Heard

“Duck Dynasty” is the most successful show in cable television history.1  Recently, Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Robertson family and founder of the “Duck Commander”...

Your Everyday Gauntlet

A Gauntlet is most usually thought of as the armored glove worn by knights of old. It also refers to an ancient form of discipline where a criminal was forced to walk between two columns of...

Goals: Identify, Magnify and Clarify

New Year’s Resolutions are typical this time of year. But regardless of the calendar date, setting goals is an important step to take in order to achieve the success you’re targeting. There are...

The Guy With the Five Talents

  Have you ever considered the individual featured in the Parable of the Talents who was given five talents, invested them and was able to report to his master a return of five more? It’s in...