Trusting God’s Plan

May 3, 2015 — 1 Comment

trusting God's plan

I had a pretty rough weekend.

Friday night, I watered the new bushes and vegetable plants, only to find out the outside spigot for my water hose didn’t want to turn off.

After 10 minutes of twisting, turning and yelling a few Christian cuss words at it, I finally got it to stop. But I knew it needed to be replaced.

So I made a plan. Saturday afternoon I was going to take an hour, pull the knob off, replace the innards, get it all put back together again and go about my day.

I forgot one vital fact: my house is 100 years old.

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evernote to do list

I’m a fairly busy individual.

Between working full time, running Ignite (an international nonprofit ministry), writing for Sweet Fish Media, taking on graphic design projects for clients, writing for my own blog, as well as the typical living tasks (cleaning, buying groceries, cooking, laundry, dishes, making trips to the bank), it’s near impossible for me to keep everything I need to do straight.

For years, I’ve tried to find some kind of program or app or system that would help me stay on top of my daily and weekly to-do lists, to no avail.

The To-Do list programs I found were either too complicated (I don’t have time to categorize, set start times and deadlines, assign it to a project) or couldn’t be used on all the essential platforms I needed (MacBook, iPhone, iPad, Windows PC).

I need something as simple to use as writing tasks on a piece of paper, but convenient enough to access it wherever I am. I mean, what if I’m in the bathroom and remember I have something I need to get done?

Simple and accessible everywhere. The solution I’ve found: Evernote.
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god's power

The Prosperity Gospel.

Those three words evoke strong emotional responses from Christians around the world.

The idea that God wants to make you wealthy, provide you with the biggest house, grant you a brand new Cadillac, take away every sickness in your body, turn every day into a Friday, make your life comfortable, easy, and full of every possession you could ever want in your life ever (yes, I meant to repeat the word ever) is a bit off base.

And by a bit, I mean a lot.

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10 disciplines of a godly man

Matt Chandler once said, “We’ve got a lot of boys with beards these days.”  His statement couldn’t be truer.

You just need to look around your neighborhood, workplace, schools, cities, even your church, to see a bunch of little boys parading around as men. No responsibility, no commitment, choosing video games over work, racking up thousands of dollars of debt on toys, handing off leadership of their families to their wives, looking for validation of their manhood in everything from sports to lifting weights to fancy cars.

Most men get their idea of manhood from anything and everything — magazine, TV shows, movies, professional athletes, the cool guy down the street. But as a Christian, our image of true manhood should come from one source: Jesus.

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finding life among the dead

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” Luke 24:5b-6a

The words the angels spoke to the women who discovered the empty tomb of Christ resonate with me every Easter.

Why do you look for the living among the dead?

It’s a question that is just as viable today as it was 2,000 years ago.

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