23 Things – Week 7: Simplicity

Week 7: Simplicity 16. Learn about simplicity from this video  17. Read Matt. 5: 33-37. This is Jesus' instructions to avoid manipulating and misleading people through the words that we say. The goal is to be the type of person who can simply say "yes" or simply say "no." Additional information and explanation is usually only used... Continue Reading →

23 Things – Week 6: Service

Week 6: Service 13. Read Philippians 2:3-11. What is one way that you could humble yourself today in a tangible way? 14. Make a list of ways that your church is reaching out to its community? Are there areas in the community that are not being reached? 15. Read this excerpt from a commencement address... Continue Reading →

What I Love About The Bible

If you have been following this blog for long, then you know that 2012 has been "The Year of the Word." I have tried to study, read, listen, study, and read the Bible with the intent of becoming a more devoted user of scripture. Here are a few things I have grown to love about... Continue Reading →

23 Things – Week 5: Study

Week 5: Study 10. Watch Paula Gooder talk about "what the Bible is?" 11. Not everyone is bent towards reading and study. Still, you can immerse yourself in scripture through Psalms set to music by Sons of Korah (Click on Listen) 12. Who are your teachers and what are they teaching you? Make a list of your chief... Continue Reading →

Lenten Fast Update

Since 23 Things is covering fasting this week I thought it would be good to update you on how it went with my Lenten fast from Soft Drinks. We will do it FAQ style. Did you make it the entire time? No. I technically didn't start on time because I was running in a Half... Continue Reading →

23 Things – Week 4: Fasting

Week 4: Fasting 8. Read this interview with Scot McKnight on Fasting 9. Participate in a Week of Elimination. In the past, I have eliminated sports from my weekly schedule. If sports is not a distraction for you choose your most attractive guilty pleasure (TV shows, YouTube clips, blogs, Facebook, etc.) and eliminate it from your daily life for one... Continue Reading →

Lord, Teach Us To Pray

We are discussing prayer and meditation this week on the blog. Check out this week's 23 Things here. Who better person to learn prayer from than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: Matt. 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you Matt. 6:5-9 “And when you pray, do not... Continue Reading →

23 Things – Week 3: Prayer and Meditation

Week 3: Prayer and Meditation 5. Explore what Henri Nouwen has to say about prayer 6. Have some fun with your prayers and Pray in Color 7. Learn what makes Christian Meditation different from Eastern Meditation This is week three of 23 Things. See last week’s post for the first four things and an introduction to 23 Things. If you... Continue Reading →

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