Sometimes, Layten has a difficult time expressing herself. Not always (if you saw yesterday’s video, which I’ll repost below, you’ll see that she can be expressive). But when it comes to saying little things like “thank you” or “I’m sorry” or even “I love you”, it just doesn’t come naturally.
For some people it does. It’s a spiritual gift. Some people just know how to encourage. It’s not just that they respond properly, they know how to flavor relationships with thoughtfulness. Read more
People in the real world never seem to match the people in our imagination.
In our minds, people are responsible, proactive, sincere, imaginative, gracious, patient, appreciative, giving, thoughtful and mindful of how their actions impact others. Those are people in our minds. But people in the real world are hardly what we wish them to be. Read more
Accountability is not a bad word.
Maybe it is at work. Maybe accountability begins when failures are uncovered. It could be a protective step for company assets or to guide your behavior to match company standards. It could be that there’s so much oversight where you work it’s hard to get things done. Read more
I’m discovering lots of awesomeness in WordPress.
Using iWeb for the past two years has served me well, but I’m moving on. Elementary school was fun, but once you move past the basics and start learning new things, knowledge becomes a drug. You want to learn more, discover new things, build on what you know… you know, grow.
That’s true in your job. That’s true as a husband. And a dad (and grandfather). Even as a friend.
But it’s never more true than in your walk with Christ.
So here’s the deal. Sometimes I struggle. Sometimes I just don’t “get it” when I read Scripture. Sometimes I get lost in a passage and dismiss what God could say to me if I could just hear His voice.
If you are like me, you probably do similar things to help. You go to church. You listen to your pastor and your Sunday School teacher. You listen to what your peers have to say. You may even read books.
You use frames for Scripture. You look through these frames and it helps you understand, perceive and apply God’s Word.
None of these frames ever replace God’s Word. All the best selling books at Lifeway can’t replace simply being in God’s Word.
Why? Because the goal isn’t to hear what someone else has heard from Scripture, but to discover God’s voice yourself. Personally.
But if you’re like me, you still need help. Frames are useful. They hold the lens in place.
So one on the pieces of awesomeness I’ve discovered on WordPress is the RSS plug-in that allows me to share with you some things (blogs) I’ve recently read that might help you grow.
From parenting to leadership to business principles, in the serious and in the humorous – maybe God’s Word can come into clearer focus with these frames. If not, find your own.
But look on the home page, on the right, under “recommended reading”. They will change regularly.
And what else do I need to know about WordPress?