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?
I wish I could easily link to an Instagram reel because that is the inspiration for this short post. We’ve all heard those tales of an exploration crew ‘burning the boats’ so they had no choice but to survive or die trying. But for us… what does it mean to ‘Burn the Boats’? It means… Continue reading Burn the Boats
I’m still making my way through The Power of One More by Ed Mylett. Near the end of the book, he has a chapter called “One More Degree of Equanimity.” When I read the title, I thought, “What in the world does that mean? One more degree of being a nicer guy?” I’ve always considered… Continue reading The Power of Chill
I’ve written about my decision-making filter before. More than once. For some reason, it feels important enough to revisit every so often because making decisions is actually a skill. It’s not just a thing we happen to do. Making decisions builds a life over time. Everything we decide to do, and then do, becomes a… Continue reading Do You Have a Decision-Making Filter?
Monday Morning Sermon Quarterback: Joel Thomas @ North Point Community Church. Series: Invisible God. Part 1: Present, Not Accounted For First of all, as a former member of Pentecostal and Charismatic churches, it was very surprising to see my mega church doing a series on the Holy Spirit. Discussions of the Holy Spirit are few… Continue reading How the Holy Spirit Brings Order out of Chaos
During Phase 3 of the LiveHard program (Google it), one of the daily tasks is to execute on a Random Act of Kindness (RAOK). This has been one of the hardest parts of the program for me. Not because I don’t want to be kind. I don’t mind that part. It’s just not a part… Continue reading How to Develop a Habit of Random Acts of Kindness