Do you ever wonder if you are an inspiring person? Or what it takes to be an inspiring person? I think most of us love inspirational people who come through in the clutch or perform at exceptionally high levels because it motivates us to excel as well. Watching other people rise to great challenges or … Continue reading How to be inspiring
What is the victor’s crown for your life? In his letters throughout the New Testament, the Apostle Paul made several references to crowns: the victor’s crown, crowns of righteousness, and the crowns or rewards that are waiting at the end of a successful Christian race. What is the victor’s crown for you? One of Jessica … Continue reading Your victor’s crown–what is it?
It has been said that in the early years of the church, Christians conquered the world of their day by out-living, out-loving, out-thinking, and out-dying everyone else. What do you think of that description? When we mine the depths and essential teachings of the Christian faith it makes sense that its adherents would be described … Continue reading Out-live, out-love, out-think, out-die
One of several books that I have been perusing recently is Erwin McManus' 2014 The Artisan Soul, wherein Erwin beautifully describes the interplay between hard work and talent. He writes: "Eventually art becomes craft. The combination of talent and passion funneled through the crucible of discipline and determination resulted in an expression of skill and … Continue reading Hard work mistaken for talent
This is what my daily sermon looks like. Every morning after I drop Maddie off at school, I watch this crossing guard work the intersection of Benson and Arrow Highway and I am inspired. I don't know this guy's name, occupation, or station in life, but for a few seconds before my light turns green … Continue reading What excellence looks like