Blind Willie

After my last post, some of you may be suspicious that my cheese is sliding off my cracker. Today, you may have proof. But here goes . . . For almost 20 years, my wife and I have had a little fish pond beside our home. I feed the fish every morning. I throw the…

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marriage

“Good Luck Jumping Over the Moon”

I like to think the cow’s loving wife was kind enough to wish him luck before he jumped over the moon. With that in mind, here’s a few other things that will (hopefully) make you smile . . . A husband is someone who, after taking the trash out, gives the impression he just cleaned…

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circumstances

In the Midst of Your Circumstances

Sometimes I say stuff and think “Hmm, that sounded pretty good! I wonder if I made that up?” Usually I find it was from Andy Stanley or one of the many other people smarter than me. But just to make sure, I’ll google it to see if I can find the author. If it doesn’t…

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purpose

Your Third Word

My latest Radical Mentoring group is tackling the topic of purpose. Specifically, life purpose statements. Identity asks, “Who am I?” Mission asks, “What do I want?” Purpose asks, “Why am I here?” The stock answer for Jesus-followers is “I’m here to glorify God” which is 100% true, but doesn’t speak to my unique purpose. Anne…

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mentors

Mentors Are Interpreters

Saturday was an amazing day. Our LDG group (North Point Community Church’s version of Radical Mentoring) spent the day together. We shared what God has done in our lives over these last 10 months. It was huge! Every single man was different. Every single one said how much they appreciated what my co-mentor and I…

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mother

Take Good Care of Your Mother

“Take good care of your mother . . . and remember to be kind.” – Jackson Browne, The Only Child Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. Hopefully you made a phone call, sent a card, flowers, bought lunch or went to visit. But that was almost a week ago by the time you read this. What…

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plus one

Plus One

Every year when the NFL draft rolls around, the name Ryan Leaf comes up. He’s universally considered one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history. An episode of NFL Top 10 even ranked him at #1. Interpretation: he’s among a select group of players who came into the draft with loads of potential but went on…

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thank you

A Special Thank You Note

Thank you notes can be polarizing. Most of us like to get them but hate to write them. I got the one above from an 8-year-old the other day. His dad was in my mentoring group last year and greatly benefitted from the experience. I assume after he told his son about it, the little…

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Use It or Lose It

One of the things Jesus said has always seemed out of character to me. I’ve never understood why Jesus, as the ultimate embodiment of God’s love would say (in Matthew 25:29), “For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken…

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God

So . . . How Do You See God?

How do you see God? As judge? Police chief? Santa Claus? Genie in a bottle? Loving? Cruel? Distant? Available? Smiling? Angry? Irrelevant? Powerless? Be honest. How do you really see God in your mind? How we see God may be one of the most important decisions we’ll ever make. When we’re first confronted with this…

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