The 3 Possible Pathways to Becoming Successful at Anything

The 3 Possible Pathways to Becoming Successful at Anything

Zig Ziglar always said (quoting Daniel Webster), “There’s always room at the top!”  And Vince Lombardi said, “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” Success is possible. It’s within reach. It just needs to be...
How to Experience the Four Dimensions of Personal Growth

How to Experience the Four Dimensions of Personal Growth

I originally titled this post Boldly Growing Where No Man Has Grown Before. Sorry Trekies. I couldn’t resist. I’ve previously argued that life isn’t about perfection. It isn’t even about progress, in and of itself. Life is about embracing...
How O'Malley Became a Very Good Father

How O'Malley Became a Very Good Father

I’m a sucker for vintage Disney stories. I have a collection of old Disney story books from my childhood and often read them to my boys. Tonight we chose The Aristocats, and I was moved by the final page. I’ve seen the movie and read the story dozens of times in my...
How to Overcome Temptation in God's Power

How to Overcome Temptation in God's Power

Temptation. This one word encompasses all of the greatest threats to a consistent and successful Christian walk. Let it be known that you cannot resist temptation. That is, temptation will always be a part of your life. But you can refuse to give into it in the power...
Lies Men Believe About Marriage: She Just 'Gets' Me

Lies Men Believe About Marriage: She Just 'Gets' Me

One of the more entertaining things I’ve gotten to do as a pastor for twenty years is to give counsel to engaged couples about their upcoming life together as a married couple. I say that it’s entertaining because, while I’m trying to give advice to...

God the Holy Spirit, Help Us to Be Both Wild and Tame!

God, help me to be tame in the ways I’m prone to be wild. And help me to be wild in the ways I’m prone to be too tame. That’s the prayer I’ve been repeating since Sunday. I started into a new sermon series called The Ghost. We’ll spend...
10 Big Lessons for Men from Mr. Incredible

10 Big Lessons for Men from Mr. Incredible

Mr. Incredible (aka Robert Parr) is one heck of a dude. If you’ve never seen the movie, Mr. Incredible starts out as a typical superhero, saving the world repeatedly from destruction. Just before he marries Elastigirl (Helen), he saves a man from an attempted...
5 Reasons Why Men Just Can't Win

5 Reasons Why Men Just Can't Win

I try. I fail. I try and fail again. Why can’t I just win? Why can’t I get this right? I ask myself those questions a lot, but even as I ask them, I know the answers. They’re on the tip of my tongue and God’s spirit often reminds me of them...

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