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The Dallas Cowboys Lost Because of Christians

The Dallas Cowboys Lost Because of Christians

Let’s look at the recent Dallas Cowboys playoff loss from a Biblical perspective.

Part of our New Testament duty as Christians is to meet together for corporate worship.  Paul challenges us to not forsake coming together on Sundays, right?  So what is God to do when an entire region of His followers skipped church last Sunday because of the noon kickoff? Literally tens of thousands of would be church goers said no thanks to God and yes to Romo.

Why I haven’t blogged in 2 years

Why I haven’t blogged in 2 years

2 Years ago today was my last blog.  It is fair to say that much has changed. The break wasn’t intentional for a certain length of time but as time passed I sensed it wouldn’t be a short time.  Why?  I felt that although I was honest in all that I had blogged over the 4 years prior to the break, there was a growing sense that I couldn’t communicate all I was feeling about life, love, God, family, art, travel and more.  But mostly about God and about love and about how they are synonymous.

So here is the letter I wrote myself yesterday and read to myself today.  I think it encapsulates the past two years journey and will be a theme for me in the many new blogs to come (along with certain tomfoolery along the way.)

What do you crave?

What do you crave?

The other day I woke up craving donuts. This is not a usual craving for me so it struck me kind of weird. It makes me wonder why we crave the things we crave. In this case, I’m convinced its because I’ve been eating junk since thanksgiving. The body is weird like that. It will crave what we tell it to crave. No one likes their first sip of black coffee yet millions have trained their bodies to wake up longing for that taste and the effects that come with it (me included!) 

Losing Your Influence 101

Losing Your Influence 101

Whether you are a pastor or business owner (and I’ve been both) losing influence with your team is the sure fire way to make sure that your mission never gets realized.  But doing this is tricky because everyone on your team has a different personality, different passions and different motivations.  Making sure that none of them want to follow you is going to take a big effort so here we go.

First, you must make sure that they know 100% that you do not care about them.  Things like showing up and helping when they move, getting involved in their humanitarian work and remembering their kids names will get you nothing but support when you present new ideas.  And let’s face it,  team support for new ideas is the fuel for growth and that just won’t do.

Just Words?

Just Words?

I found this description of something today, see if you can guess what it is:

It is proven to be highly addictive.

  • Users report feeling a surge of euphoria immediately upon use.
  • A user may also experience dry mouth and throat.
  • Many users report drastic changes in physical appearance after use.
  • Some users report almost immediate mood changes.
  • Overexposure may cause extreme physical problems, even death.

Do you know what it is?