My word of the year is smile. I want to smile more, help make people smile more, and talk more about the smile of God. Here’s a quick experiment (do it)… Read More
The tragedy of growing up is not that we put aside childishness, but that we lose the capacity for childlike wonder. As children we dream of finding our own real-life adventure… and we end up finding a job. Adventure is set aside for a career and wonder is the casualty… The loss of wonder is what we experience as boredom, and boredom is a real problem.
On today’s Leadership Bites – 6 minute podcast – Andy and I talk about having fun and making the most of what we have right now (even if it’s Borax soap)… Read More
Happy last day of February everyone! Here’s a little bit of free stuff and a whole lot of fun…
1. FREE STUFF—WIN SOME STUFF I HAVE FOR YOU.
You might win a book or a CD or a surprise gift pack. All you need to do is comment below and you will be automatically entered to win. Winners will be announced tonight in the comment section of this post.
2. VIDEO—BRILLIANT SCHEME TO GET FREE TOWING POORLY EXECUTED.
The police are quick in Russia.
2. VIDEO—YAWNING LOOKS LIKE YELLING… Read More
In this fascinating NPR story “Good Art Is Popular Because It’s Good. Right?” the question is asked,
Why Is The Mona Lisa – Or Any Piece Of Art – Successful?
Quoting from the piece…
“The Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world because people believe that there is something profoundly special about it, some quality so distinguishing that it deserves to be as famous as it is.
But is that true… Read More
I remember hearing Paul Scanlon use the analogy of a flight simulator to describe what church is often like…
“The church I grew up in was great. I loved the people. We all knew each other and loved each other—and we loved God. But we were turned inward. We liked things as they were and we weren’t looking to be changed.
God began to speak to my heart. I couldn’t explain it but I felt this overwhelming sadness and I knew I needed to change. So I left that church, and it was painful. The people I knew all my life were upset with me for leaving. It was like I’d left an Amish community and I was being shunned or something… Read More
I have a problem with the Bible. Here’s my problem…
I’m an ancient Egyptian. I’m a comfortable Babylonian. I’m a Roman in his villa.
That’s my problem. See, I’m trying to read the Bible for all it’s worth, but I’m not a Hebrew slave suffering in Egypt. I’m not a conquered Judean deported to Babylon. I’m not a first century Jew living under Roman occupation.
I’m a citizen of a superpower. I was born among the conquerors. I live in the empire. But I want to read the Bible and think it’s talking to me. This is a problem… Read More
I’m sure you know of a professional athlete who was not doing well on a particular team in that particular city…
Then, that athlete got traded to another team in another city—and all the sudden they thrived.
It was as if the old place just had the wrong mojo.
Sometimes, we think we’re professional athletes suffering in the wrong place.
And all we can think about is getting traded.
“If I could just move to a better city… Read More
In today’s Leadership Bites (short leadership podcast), Andy Jones and I talk about why the details matter.