Matthew 5:33-37 in the Bible talk about oaths. The verses, from the Sermon on the Mount tell us how to handle making an oath or swearing (not the cussing type of swearing but the “I’m telling the truth” type of swearing). The upshot is that we simply shouldn’t swear. “All you need to say is… Continue reading Why We Should Speak Plainly
When I started my fitness journey in January 2021 (it’s October 2022 as I write this post), my main goal was to reduce my A1C levels and reverse my trend toward diabetes. My mantra was this: “Do something everyday for the rest of your life. Don’t get injured. There’s no rush.” As I lost the… Continue reading The Purpose Behind the Goal
Over the past year and a half, I’ve been in the 1st Phorm Challenge community via the 1st Phorm app. The app is kind of a bargain, although any app that costs any sort of money is sometimes seen as a ripoff. My philosophy is that if I’m not paying, I won’t use it. Free… Continue reading Consistency is King
Monday Morning Sermon QuarterbackInvisible God Part 2 – Filled with the Holy SpiritJoel Thomas, North Point Community Church I almost called this post “How Do You Handle the “I Can’t Handle This” Moments? Most people who have not developed a strong spiritual life, whether Christian or not, handle those moments in one of two ways.… Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
I’m writing this post while watching the University of Georgia vs. University of Missouri game on 10/1/22. Halftime has just ended and UGA is losing 16-6. UGA – my favorite team – is the number 1 team in college football. At least, they’re ranked number 1. This game does NOT at all show that UGA… Continue reading Remembering What’s Important
I had a thought after I wrote my ‘Burn the Boats.’ What if you don’t know where you should sail your boat? Where do you want to dock your boat? What is the island you want to conquer? Burning the boats requires that we figure out which island we want to take. Many of us… Continue reading Where Will You Dock the Boats You Should Burn?