So I want to start with the definition of entitlement. According to Psychology Today, Entitlement is an enduring personality trait, characterized by the belief that one deserves preferences and resources that others do not. Its effect on us is envy, anger, and frustration.
Just a few days ago I posted what I believe to be God’s definition of success. Today I thought I’d take a break from our journey through the Gospel of John and offer my reasons for believing in that definition. This is how I think God defines success for anyone who identifies as a Christian: Read More
“I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.”
Another Setback In My Quest To Love Like Jesus
Things You Should Know About The Author Of This Blog: How I Was Involved In The Origins Of Trash Talking
Things I Heard In Church
I heard something the other day at our Sunday church service that I really identified with. Dave, my pastor, ate lunch alone every day of the fifth grade.
In the fifth grade, for the entire school year, Dave was on the outside–way outside. He said the worst days were when he’d try to sit somewhere in the lunchroom and one of his classmates would tell him to go sit someplace else, because a friend was already sitting there.
How I Was A Part Of The Origins Of Trash Talking
His story resonated with me because of an experience I had when I was about the same age. It triggered a memory from when I was nine years old. When I was nine Read More
I live with a dog who thinks he’s a human.
He watches TV–like a human. Here we see him watching John Wayne with Kathy. He likes John Wayne movies. I think it’s the horses.
Up until a few months ago, my mom-in-law lived with us. She was sick and dying. Werner seemed to know this and liked to lay down nearby. One time he brought a mouth full of his dog food and laid it at her feet. He’s never done that before, or since. Read More
(Read Proverbs chapter 4)
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV
How To Fail To Guard Your Heart
The writer of Proverbs chapter four is sharing wisdom with his sons. He spends much of the chapter admonishing them to listen to his words and to value wisdom highly. Then, toward the end, he says what he says in verse 23, “Above all else, guard your heart . . .”
“Above all else,” he says.
This instruction, which is at the very least Read More
Things You Should Know About The Author Of This Blog: I Drive A 1998 Lincoln Continental With A Torn Headliner
Things You Should Know About The Author Of This Blog: I drive a 1998 Lincoln Continental with a torn headliner–and I like it.
And here’s why… Read More
I recently had this conversation with my son Nate.
Nate: “Dad, on a scale of one to ten, how important do you feel it is, for you to be right?”
Me: “Is there an eleven?”
I recently had the following conversation with Kathy.
Kathy: “Sometimes you can be so dismissive.”
Me: “That’s ridiculous.”
(Kathy appreciates your prayers.)
Things You Should Know About The Author Of This Blog: He’s not particularly good at what he writes about
That’s right, I’m not particularly good at what I write about on this blog, specifically Read More