I love the routine.

I don’t think of Lent as a time to form habits. I think of it as a time to give up. But embracing something new always has in it surrender. And surrender always has offers something new. So what if I approached Lent as a time of testing. Not being tested as much as testing […]

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Nehemiah, feasts, Lent, and a new ebook.

Nehemiah has challenged me many ways. The biggest so far is the beginning of a series of publications that I’m talking about as “A New Routine.” I published the third ebook this weekend, this one as a Lent reader (Kindle) (Nook). Here’s how it relates to Nehemiah. In my Nehemiah email, I wrote about Nehemiah […]

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Routine Recipes.

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A routine reminder

I completely forgot that I was going to read Psalm 19 every Monday in 2013. Until I remembered yesterday morning. I forgot that this year I was going to set aside 90 minute blocks of time like my friend Terry suggested. Until I remembered today. I forgot that I had started to write about routine, […]

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Reviewing the state of the church

In the old days, people in our church came to church on New Year’s Day. They heard about the state of the church. Now that happens on the first Sunday of the new year. I loved our pastor’s approach this year. You might consider it yourself, whether you are leading an organization or yourself. His […]

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