In Life: Aim Small, Miss Small

In Life: Aim Small, Miss Small

In the Mel Gibson classic, The Patriot, Benjamin Martin shares a word of instruction with his sons about shooting: “Aim small, miss small.” In other words, don’t just shoot aimlessly. Zero in on a single point and even if you miss, you’ll hit...
Life: It's STILL Not About You

Life: It's STILL Not About You

Over a decade ago, Pastor Rick Warren wrote The Purpose Driven Life, which went viral and global. I still give it away all the time as a basic primer on life as God intended it to be lived. And this best-selling book starts with a single line that polarizes and leaves...
Just Remember Who Is Really God, and Who God Really Is

Just Remember Who Is Really God, and Who God Really Is

When you read the book of Exodus, you’re reading the story of a God who is determined to free his people from bondage and slavery. No matter how hard the Egyptians fight, no matter how much the Israelites misunderstand God’s motives, and no matter how long...
What Is It That Breaks Your Heart?

What Is It That Breaks Your Heart?

Martin Luther King, Jr. was so moved by the plight of black people in America that he gave his life leading a civil rights movement. Mother Teresa was so crushed by the poverty she saw in Calcutta that she spent her life there ministering to the poor. John Knox was so...
The Danger of the Slow Drift

The Danger of the Slow Drift

Angie and I once took a youth group on a trip that included rafting down the Meramec River in southern Missouri. Rafting sounds peaceful enough, and the Meramec is a pretty gentle river in most places, but there came a moment we knew we were in trouble. In a bend in...
A Brief, Personal Thought on Demolishing Our Strongholds

A Brief, Personal Thought on Demolishing Our Strongholds

We have an enemy, and he loves to hurt us because he loves to hurt anything or anyone that God loves. So he uses the most brief or subtle of experiences to create pockets of guilt, bitterness, and resentment. A single experience of abuse, one word of unfair criticism,...
How to Love and Motivate People by Affirming Them

How to Love and Motivate People by Affirming Them

Want to change the whole world with small, bite-sized steps? Affirm people. We’re starving for it. We live in a highly critical age when civility has been replaced with sharp-tongued sarcasm. We celebrate witty criticism far more than we celebrate affirmation,...
Burdened With Religion, But Not Born Again

Burdened With Religion, But Not Born Again

“You religious or something?” Greg Stier, founder of Dare 2 Share tells the story of a random meeting in a coffee shop with a goth’d out guy who asked him that question with a bit of a sneer. Greg responded wisely, “No man, I can’t stand...
Living With a Single Priority

Living With a Single Priority

Priorities. Did you know that word actually means pretty much nothing? The word priority comes from the Latin word prior which means former or first. That which is a priority is first. It’s the source out of which something else comes. So to have many different...
Be Careful Which Way You Lean

Be Careful Which Way You Lean

I love the story of The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, and one of the most impactful lines comes in an exchange between the Lorax and the Once-ler: The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? The Once-ler: Uh, down? The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you...

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