Archive for the ‘Michael’ Category
10 May 2013
And Jesus turned, and beheld them following, and said to them, "What do you seek?" (John 1:38) Two disciples of John have heard the Baptist’s claims regarding Jesus of Nazareth: He is the One whom John has been crying out about in the wilderness proclaiming Him to be the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Captivated by what John has said, the two men decide to follow Jesus. Who can blame them? How often does God come walking by in the flesh? Jesus turns, and seeing them following asks, “What do you seek?” It’s a penetrating question.
09 May 2013
The idea of coaching, for some, doesn’t present itself as a natural response to one of life’s most pressing questions: Why am I here? What is my purpose, my calling in life? Perhaps it should. Perhaps life coaching can provide you with insight not easily recognized by our usual self-contained, personal assessment. With the right coach, I believe this is exactly what happens.
30 Apr 2013
Michael recently had the privilege of being interviewed by TC Avey on the subject of self-publishing. TC posted the interview on her blog, Wisdom of a Fool. Given the growing interest in the topic, we want to share the content of the interview with our own readers.
18 Apr 2013
Of the forces that stir a man’s heart the pursuit of happiness surely ranks among the strongest. As the signers of the Declaration of Independence put it, everyone has certain rights, bestowed on them by their Creator, among them: “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. Webster defines happiness as a state of well-being and contentment then goes on to add a supplementary definition of happiness as a pleasurable or satisfying experience. Therein lies the danger. For there are experiences that can, at first, deliver pleasure only to then turn around and assail you with a maelstrom of harm. Eventually, the horrifying hoax will be shown for what it truly is: a thin veneer of expedient pleasure dearly purchased at the expense of the very happiness you sought. What took but a moment can hand you back a lifetime of regret. So, how do you protect yourself? How can you know which, of the endless choices confronting us each and every day, will lead to true happiness?
02 Apr 2013
I will learn from the past but I will live in the present. ~michael
04 Mar 2013
In a recent post, I described forgiveness as “love towards the unlovely”. Forgiveness is love in motion, finding expression in acts prompted by the Spirit of God—even if limited to prayer. In talking about it with a friend, he raised some worthwhile questions that I thought might be helpful to share here followed by my own thoughts.