Hi Friends! If you’ve ever found yourself in a battle (at work, in your relationship or parenting) and caught yourself in some “stinking thinking” then this episode is for you!
Be encouraged by this conversation between my wife and me about how she has learned, as a mother of 7 kids, to face each battle with a radically different mindset.
Raising a large family doesn’t afford the opportunity to die on every hill; there are too many daily moments, battles, outcries. God has been showing my wife that the key to survival in this stage (of raising young children) is all in the view of things.
There is great power in our mindset and we believe that, in every single circumstance, you will be afforded the opportunity to chose to be a victim or an overcomer!
Listen and enjoy (and share!)
Episode 26 is a wonderful picture of relational honesty between my wife and I. We also get into some HEAVY hitting parenting tips!
Episode 27 is my most unfiltered and unbridled episode yet so BEWARE! I take aim at the consumer holiday that is Valentines Day. I take aim at the academy awards! But I don’t just rant and rag on folks.
I also get intensely personal again by walking you through a day in the life of my thought life! (Not just to over-share, but to give an example of an ancient technique of self-awareness!)
The episode concludes with addressing one of the most skipped steps in our Christian formation… you’ll have to listen to find out more!
Here are the links:
When tragedy strikes especially celebrity it gives everyone pause. It also stirs pretty much every single kind of question… Life, death, heaven, eternity, family, meaning and on and on￼.
Here I take aim at all of these questions.
I also share a very personal journal entry about meeting God on a bike ride.
I hope you enjoy and I hope you’ll share with those who may find it helpful or encouraging.
After almost a year-long sabbatical (accidental-sorry about that!); we’re back and better than ever.
This second season will prove the best we’ve ever offered.
More of my wife.
More marriage and parenting. (And frankly anything that pops into my head.)
We start next week with a story of how God WRECKED me on a recent bike ride. (We’re talking ugly cries for days.)
Here is episode 1 for season 2… thanks for staying in this journey with me-I want to hear from you… seriously!
What you believe (or don’t believe) about God says a lot about the quality and direction of your life.
It also has some pretty outstanding eternal consequences.
My main preoccupation here as I interview Dr. Vance Gardner-Doctor of surgery, clinical studies and of course, Theology-is to get at the question of why people have left the church.
But I start from one major premise and that is this:
Every human being on this planet is born with a sense of the divine. This sense is instilled form within (our biological DNA) and without (the natural world around us).
So from this position, the question becomes really interesting: why don’t you believe in the God of the Bible or his local Church?
Here is the link to the show:
Are you suppressing the innate knowledge of God within and around you?
Why or why not?
Because you find the Bible offensive?
Because you find the example of so-called Christians detestable?
Or maybe because you have been personally hurt by the Church or someone who bears the name of Jesus…
As you can see this topic is transcendent as well as deeply personal!
-Disappearing Church by Mark Sayers
-This Cultural Moment podcast by John Mark Comer
Often leadership is thought of supervision or management of those “beneath” you.
Sometimes leadership is thought of leading yourself (so-called self-leadership).
Less often still-but equally valuable, leadership is understood to mean leading those above you or simply put: leading up.
In Episode 19 we talk about 3 keys to leading up better: lead up; lead up with vision; lead up with vision consistently.
I sincerely hope this will help you, your working relationships and your organizational culture. Hey, it might even save a marriage or improve your parenting!
*Don’t miss the parenting protip at the episode END!*
You can find the link here:
Who needs mentoring and coaching? Young kids, millenials, new parents… everyone could use a life coach!
But first, we have to admit a need to get better and then we have to build a mentoring relationship on a foundation that will last.
Today, Loren and I cut through mass-produced coaching buzzword phenomenon and focus on the bedrock foundations of fruitful coaching and mentoring relationships.
Loren is a retired Pastor of more than 30 years and went on to study coaching for a decade.
Together we have been attempting to build a flourishing mentoring team at our local community of faith.
Any meaningful coaching relationships must be build on:
1, commitment to consistency
2, commitment to intentionality
3, commitment to tough questions
4, commitment to pay it forward
As always, here are some resources mentioned in today’s episode:
Crazy Love by Francis Chan (book)
Love Languages by Gary Chapman (book)
Article on the need for men to play and stay connected https://byrslf.co/thoughts-on-the-vegas-shooting-14af397cee2c
Check out the episode here!