book review: linchpin.
Linchpin is the best and most famous work of Seth Godin. a linchpin is an essential piece. it keeps things together. without it, things would fall apart. everyone has the potential to be a linchpin. to be a person that is essential to a company, business, organization or wherever they invest their time and effort. a linchpin goes above and beyond. they don’t settle for ‘normal’...
timing is more important than opportunities. sometimes we’ll be given an incredible opportunity, but the timing is not right. sometimes the timing is perfect, but there are no opportunities. when making decisions we have to ask, is this the right time?
Me: Could you be a librarian?
Kate: Heck yea, my favorite parts of the day are when there are no students in the room.
Me: Are you sure you're supposed to be a teacher?
i talk about seth godin a lot. he is a great inspiration to many. as i read his post today about ‘legacies’ (go read it now) i couldn’t help think about the church and our ‘traditions.’ call it what you want, whether it is a legacy, a tradition or a ritual, but there are things that slow us down from doing the things that we should be doing and making the changes...
you never know.
this weekend was full of graduation celebrations and parties. my wife and i made our normal rounds to parties before and after the graduation celebration. it’s always fun to go into someone’s house, eat their food and meet people you don’t know. sometimes you have that meeting that you just did not expect. we stopped by a party for a girl who was heavily involved in our...
book review: love wins
(note: i review every book i read. i’m not in this for the cool controversy, i actually put off reading it because of the number of blog posts revolving around the subject. i finished the books a few weeks ago and had no rush to write about it. i have been greatly saddened by the Christian community’s response to the book and Rob Bell online.) rob bell stirs up controversy. he did...
over and over i’ve heard it said that in ministry (or any leadership position) that you need to find people to fill the voids that you have. you don’t want to be a lone ranger or a one man show. that is obviously true, but it doesn’t address the fact that sometimes there are immediate needs without an immediate solution. sometimes you need to step up and do something...
book review: do the work.
Do the Work is a short book by Steven Pressfield, related to his earlier book call the War of Art. in The War of Art, Pressfield talks about the resistance, this thing that keeps us from doing great work. Do The Work is a short book about doing just that, the work. there is no time for excuses, get it done. do what needs to be done so that you can provide the world with your great work. to get...
taught on joy from the Fruits of the Spirit this...
haunting video with one of the biggest names in the music industry. another reminder that the people that have made it are just as messed up as everyone else. (saw it here first)
It’s true. Spectacular preparation precedes spectacular performance.– Zig Ziglar