Jul 14, 2014
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May 22, 2014
I am taking part in a learning community with Scott Armstrong, our lead pastor at City Church Eastside to look at how we can bring a deep theology of vocation to our community. Most churches don't equip their people to live out their faith at their work. Check out this short video that illustrates this point.
May 7, 2014
19 men came to the mountain last Thursday for our third Manmaker Leadership Retreat. Our topic was Biblical Masculinity, and we used a book called Men of Courage by Larry Crabb. We cooked beef tenderloin on the grill as we sipped craft brew, spirits and wine. Then, we took the guitar over to the Mountain Hytte to sit around a bonfire. Here is a video clip of the waning light of sunset over the divide.
Apr 19, 2014
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Feb 26, 2014
My reading this morning from Psalm 127:
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late for rest, eating the bread of anxious toil, for he gives sleep to his beloved.
If stiving characterizes your life, consider what is motivating your striving. What's underneath your ambition. My striving was to prove myself, which was impossible, because I didn't belive it myself. See how our identity limits our spiritual growth, and can rob us of peace, joy and satisfaction with life.
Feb 16, 2014
We spent three days touring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. While we were there, we took a Sunset Hummer Tour of the Hell's Revenge 4x4 trail. Found out we were the first tour of the season. We were the only ones signed up. Incredible to see where a Hummer can go (and where it can't). The video is almost 8 minutes. If you don't find it as mesmerizing as i do, be sure to look at the sunset at the end. Enjoy.
Feb 13, 2014
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Jan 29, 2014
Two new GoPro adventures:
Jan 25, 2014
I saw this image here on Facebook today. It is a wonderful illustration of the need to see reality clearly when we make a plan. Most visions fail because we misidentify our starting point. We think we are closer to the vision than we actually are. This is what structural thinking is all about. Have you discovered the disconnects with reality in your worldview? If you don't clearly see your starting point, and the road ahead, you will rarely end up where you desire. For more, take a look at this post.
Jan 24, 2014
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Jan 17, 2014
This clip includes stop-action of the sunset/moonrise over two consecutive nights from my GoPro Hero 3 and stills and video of the beautiful sunset from my Canon Digital SLR. Pictures from the front deck of our cabin in the Front Range of Colorado above Boulder. It is the latest of my Go Pro Adventures. See the rest here: A Year Exploring with my Go Pro Hero 3+.
Jan 14, 2014
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Nov 27, 2013
Just read the results of a 75 year study of what makes men happy. The stated goal of the Harvard study was to determine what factors contribute most strongly to human flourishing. See the study report here. For complete details, check out the book that came out of this work, Triumph of Experience.
The seventy-five years and twenty million dollars expended on the Grant Study points to a straightforward five-word conclusion: “Happiness is love. Full stop.” In Triumphs of Experience, Vaillant raises a number of factors more often than others, but the one he refers to most often is the powerful correlation between the warmth of your relationships and your health and happiness in your later years. Those scoring highest with regard to ‘warm relationships’ also earned significantly more money and professional success.
Other Key Findings:
Hear a podcast describing the results:
Nov 20, 2013
After a girl drops a coin into a hat, the man begins to play the bass.......
Harvey Cheatham paraphrasing Alice Bailey