When I was in seminary, I had a professor that had a fascination with the Navy SEALs. Ok, maybe an obsession. It seemed like everything we did in his classes revolved around an illustration involving the Navy SEALs--swim buddies, mantras, mottos... the list goes on. At the time, I didn't really have a particularly strong interest. … Continue reading Being 10% Better.
This is the second post in a four part series on information overload loosely based on some takeaways from the book Surviving Information Overload by Kevin A. Miller (Zondervan, 2004). You can read Part I here. I recently finished reading this book, ironically, from the screen of my brand new Amazon Kindle while also in the midst of reading … Continue reading Information Overload: Your Key Knowledge Areas
We sang this song as the closing hymn in worship a few weeks ago. As I was already in the midst of transitioning out of ministry in the congregation, my eyes welled up, I got choked up, and I had to stop singing and just listen to the voices around me. This is my prayer … Continue reading Music Monday: “God Be With You”
Random thoughts from this week: This week I got into my first car accident ever. Thankfully, I have a great insurance agent. Nobody was hurt. Nobody got ticketed since one party fled the scene of the accident. Not really my idea of fun, and the timing certainly wasn't great, seeing as we're getting ready to … Continue reading Friday Five: June 3, 2011
Random thoughts from this week: I am currently in the middle of my last seminary paper--an exegetical study of Hebrews 3:1-6 (see why I saved it for last?). Let me tell you, I don't think I have ever had a more difficult time starting, working on, and finishing a paper. Call it senioritis if you want. … Continue reading Friday Five: May 27, 2011
Random thoughts from this week: I am SO blessed to have the most unlikely of soul friends in my life. This week, I had the pleasure of sharing breakfast and a couple hours of quality time with my dear friend Carolyn. Back in 2004, when Carolyn was in 6th grade, I was her camp counselor. … Continue reading Friday Five: May 20, 2011
Random thoughts from this week: Today is Friday the 13th. Maybe I'll act extra strange today... just because I have an excuse, right? The graduation interview process yesterday was spirit-filled. It's really humbling to sit in the company of ministry leaders and mentors and be affirmed for ministry. I was able to talk about some … Continue reading Friday Five: May 13, 2011