One of my college roommates, Mark Skaggs, introduced me to the band U2 and the singer, Bono and I had no idea then how much I'd be impacted by their music and passion and no idea that Bono and U2 would have such a powerful international influence for good. And, I've enjoyed 'The Message' version of the Bible done by Eugene Peterson for years. It captures so much of the essence of the original languages with feeling and gusto. And, when I heard Eugene Peterson speak at a break out at Catalyst a few years ago I became an even bigger fan of his view of scripture and how it's to be used [ and not used...].
So, to see Bono and Eugene Peterson in this one powerful short video it was like a homecoming in my soul. Totally refreshing stuff. ENJOY!
And, finally, as a former student of Fuller Theological Seminary I have benefited from them so much. Here's one more powerful tool coming out of Fuller that I resonated with so much and maybe you will , too.
Let me know what you think in the comments below please and if you find this as powerful as I did then pass it along!
All the Best!
Here's a huge archive of my past messages that you may find interesting! Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you find something that inspires you and makes your life stronger or better in some way. Let me know in the comments below and if you find it helpful please pass it along to a friend.
All the Best,
To live the life you know that you were meant to live you'll have to become an overcomer!! In this message I'll share some starting blocks for becoming an 'OVERCOMER'! So helpful I promise.
Let me know what you think in the comments section below and if you find it as helpful as I hope you do why not pass it along to a friend or two?
Here's to Your Best Life Now!
'Make it RAIN HARDER!' Prince before his iconic 2007 Super Bowl Half Time Show in a driving rainstorm...
He sang a big chunk of the 80s soundtrack that still rock n rolls through my mind from time to time. And, Prince, was as iconic a star as rock n roll has given us. I would be lying if I said I was a huge fan, but I have enjoyed some of his greatest hits like 'Purple Rain' and 'Dove's Cry' and couldn't name many more. HOWEVER, I HAVE HUGE RESPECT FOR HOW HE WORKED AT HIS CRAFT AND HONED HIS GIFTS. As a leader and a talent scout for world changers I gotta tell you he inspires me and reminds me of the power of talent merged with a huge work ethic. If you have a huge gift and you don't work at it that's just a shame and a waste. [ Jesus agrees with me on this -- check out Matthew 25:26-30 ] And, if you have talents and will multiply them with a massive work ethic then there's magic in that prescription. And, let me go a little further and remind you that if you're a Christ follower aided by the power the Holy Spirit then you can play at an even higher level by drawing upon the resources of heaven. [ Check out John 15:1-8 ]
So, my friend, honor the talents that you've been given by honing them and working at your craft aided by God. Then, when it's your time to take your stage wherever that is, you'll nail it just like Prince did in this amazing halftime show. Watch this video and it tells some of the back story of Prince taking the stage in a driving rain storm during Super Bowl 2007! Simply amazing. He could bring what he brought because he prepared way in advance of that evening!
What are you doing today to honor and hone the talents you've been given?
All the best,
A few years back I preached this message at Phos Community Church and it is still one of the most important messages ever for those who have loved ones or friends struggling with self-destructive decisions and actions.
Here's to your best life ever! God designed you for great things from here to eternity. My hope is that you are living fully. I'd love to be one of your encouragers on your journey! If you'd like to catch more posts like this, just let me know and I'll keep you in the loop.
There's no way to achieve anything great without having to become and overcomer. You'll have to overcome imaginary and real barriers, the scorn of others who don't have the courage to climb with you, and the doubt of skeptics. And, you'll need to find a few friends to set the pace for you to cross the finish line to shatter the old records and reset the human imagination about what is possible.
This short video by Roger Bannister is chock full of tips for overcoming, like deep personal desire, commitment, training for a goal, and having a team of pacers to pull you around the track on time.
Absolutely inspiring! Go get em!
Here's to Your Highest Best Life!