In his book, That First Season, John Eisenberg tells the following story of Vince Lombardi: Obsessing over a new offensive wrinkle one day, he forgot to put on his pants after practice and left the locker room wearing just his underwear; a security guard told him to go back and finish dressing. It was his … Continue reading Learning the Lesson of Focus
"What a great story to illustrate my point," I thought as I prepared for a sermon. Then the meddlesome voice of Charles Spurgeon came to mind, "As far as you can, make sure your illustrations are true stories." Seriously? Couldn't I have let that slip my mind until next Monday?!? I went to lunch and … Continue reading Searching for the Source
My first year of college, I got glasses. It turns out, I didn't really need them. They didn't do much for me except perhaps make me appear a bit more intelligent. It didn't take long for those glasses to make their way to the back of some drawer where they never saw the light of … Continue reading 6 Ways Good News Changes Perspective
My yard has dandelions. Like crazy. They showed up again early this spring. So I treated for them. Used some weed killing granules. Applied. Waited. Hoped. Only to be disappointed. Didn't take. Next I tried some DIY environmentally friendly mixture on a few of the weeds. Waited to see if it would work. It did. … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Work on the Weeds
I did it. I jumped on the bandwagon and watched "13 Reasons Why." It was only the first episode, but one episode was enough. Rather than giving my review or sharing how I felt a little sick to my stomach after watching, I'd like to offer a few reasons why life is better.