Wednesday, March 26, 2014

GRABBING SOME AIR!

IT'S A FANTASTIC FEIT TO WATCH A FAST BREAK during a basketball game, where the player is zooming down the court unimpeded, he leaps through the air does a 360 degree rotation and slams the ball through the hoop. the crowd goes wild! Even those cheering for the other team love the action. His time is the air almost seems as though he's flying.

I'm presently reading Dr. Henry Cloud's book, Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships and Being  Ridiculously in Charge. In his book he writes of using the three executive function of the brain. To me it's like grabbing air.  When we put these to use, we are more free to pull off that amazing "bringing-it-home slam dunk.

Grabbing AIR:
A -- Attention. Giving attention to the task at hand.
 I -- Inhibiting. Removing that which hinders moving forward.
R -- Remembering. Recalling things that will move us forward.

So, ready to grab some AIR?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

REMOVING THE BAR

with tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek, or maybe not . . .

GIVEN THE DIRTH OF WORKERS FOR MINISTRY within the walls of the church, and given the increasingly common need to lower-the-bar, I suggest that we remove the bar altogether!

Wouldn't be so much easier, and less guilt producing, if we would just let anyone apply for any needed position? Seems to me we don't seek to fully uphold the Apostle Paul's admonitions to Timothy and Titus, (1 Timothy 3:1-12; 2 Timothy 2:1-26; Titus 1:5-9) never-mention-the-fact it's God's Word.

OK, so let's just take the easy road . . .whadduyasay?

Want some thought-provoking reading? Try Martin Bucer's 1538 little book, Concerning the Care of Souls.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

LENT: A GREAT TIME FOR A SABBAITCAL

HERE I AM WRITING WHAT MAY BE MY LAST BLOG FOR AWHILE. I am embarking upon a 3-month sabbatical of renewal and restoration. 

What better time to take this journey of reconnecting with God, with my family, and with the person God has created and called me to be, than Lent?

I pray that you, too, will take this time leading to the Passion of our Lord to reconnect with Him, the Lover of your soul.