Real Life Whack-a-mole →
12 Deadly Grammatical Errors Startups Must Avoid →
If you like stories about the intersection of technology and language, then be sure to check out our Top 5 TEDxTeen Talks. Can the difference between “it’s” and “its” actually affect the fortunes of a technology startup? You might be surprised. If you’re working with a startup, odds are you’re…
How One District Is Bringing a Coaching Culture to... →
Are You a Person God Can Use?
Here’s a simple test to see if you are a person God can use. Answer the following questions honestly. Careful now. This will get tricky. Question 1. Are you perfect? If you answered NO, congratulations! You might be a person God will use. You see, perfection is not required in God’s economy. If you’re waiting until you’re perfect, you’ll be waiting a long time. Besides, look at the people God...
God’s Grace and the Future
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t think about the future. We dream, we plan, we prepare, we worry, we fret. We’re concerned about our health, our finances, our relationships, our retirement. We reflect: “I’m okay now, but will I be okay THEN? What might happen that I’m not ready for? How can I prepare? What if? “What if?” is a dangerous road to travel. Most of the time our minds go negative....
I never cease to be amazed at the capacity of human beings to mess up their own...– To read more: http://kenlester.wordpress.com/
To produce the fruit of the Spirit we must practice the fruit of the Spirit .
I think I have the best brother on the planet. #HeBelievesInMe
Jesus did not say he would give us our monthly bread. He’ll give me what I need for today. Tomorrow will worry about itself.
Brokenness is the birthplace of greatness.
God shows up when we share our lives in community. Love my small group.
Life was not meant to be lived in isolation. We must share both triumph and tragedy in community. Love my small group.
…lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.– Ephesians 4:1
The mind, once stretched and expanded by a new idea, rarely returns to its...
Life cannot be trusted to give you everything you want. But God can be trusted to give you everything you need.
Need or Awe? →
Was it need or awe? It’s been said that most people come to faith in God in one of two ways. One way is that they reach out to God in a time of great need or crisis. The other is that they…
The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.– Aleksandr Solzhenisyn
Kill the bees!
The neighbor across the way is having some landscaping done. Apparently, some major work, as I heard the sounds of a jackhammer the day before yesterday. (All day, I might add.) Today, one of the landscapers came to my door to tell me that his workers are being stung by bees from a nest on my property. Could I give permission for them to hire an exterminator at their expense to kill the offending...
For the Christian, every tragedy is ultimately a blessing, or God is a liar.– R. C. Sproul
Where a people prays, there is the church; and where the church is, there is...– Bonhoeffer
Squeeze an Orange
Squeeze an orange and what will come out is orange juice, because that’s what’s inside. People are like that. What comes out of you under pressure?
I Love Metaphors →
I love metaphors, especially when they come from Jesus. One of the richest comes from John 15:1-17. In this passage, Jesus talks about himself being the true vine. This is a dynamic…
Seth's Blog: What you should worry about →
This is wisdom.
Perhaps people who say, “It’s lonely at the top.” are doing it...– Ken
A man is three: The man he is, The man he thinks he is, And the man other...– Unknown
Do you have a personal mission statement, and are...
Thanks to my family and some special friends who helped make my birthday so special (you know who you are!) Thanks also, to all my FB friends who also wished me well. I am truly blessed. May God return the blessing to you.
What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger
God’s faithfulness in your past is a sure sign that he’s building your faith for bigger things in your future. No trial goes to waste in the Kingdom. No hurt is lost in the building of your faith. The events that stretch you will also build you. Today’s challenge is likely larger than yesterdays. So, when you face a mountain, try to remember the hills you climbed yesterday, and...
Are you working in your “sweet spot?”
If you have a job, in this economy, you can count yourself blessed. If you have a job you really love AND you’re good at, you are not only blessed, you are blessed to be working in your “sweet spot.” Your sweet spot is the intersection of what you love and what you do well. There are plenty of people working in jobs in which they do well, but don’t love. That’s what we call work. And there are...
2 Rules of Life: Rule One: God is sovereign. Rule Two: Everything changes except...– Unknown
Praying: Does It Actually Do Any Good?
Praying: Does It Actually Do Any Good? The problem with prayer is that we quickly become cynical when our prayers are not answered in the way we want. As if God owes us something, we make our requests and expect immediate answers. When we don’t get them, we think, “See, prayer doesn’t work. What good does it do to pray? God does what he wants anyway.” We lose our child-like expectations and grow...
Your plan B might have been God’s plan A all the time.