The Truth Shall Make You Odd
Mar13

The Truth Shall Make You Odd

Recently, I’ve been reading a book called, The Truth Shall Make You Odd: Speaking with Pastoral Integrity in Awkward Situations, by Frank Honeycutt. There are several strengths to this book–such as writing style, fresh takes on familar texts, etc. However, it was the title of the book that drew me to it. Telling the truth in awkward or painful situations is a vitally important subject for God’s people and...

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My Top 5 Books of 2013
Dec23

My Top 5 Books of 2013

We’re getting to the end of the year, and thus it’s time for everyone to start putting their “lists” out there. Not everyone enjoys these posts. I do. I like reading what others found to be particularly helpful, because it helps me get to know them a bit better and to cut through some of the flood of information that comes my way every day. So, I’m putting together a mini-series of “Top 5″ lists as we head into the final stretch of...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 102
Dec06

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 102

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. If you are interested in getting to know Mandela while gleaning fine leadership lessons from him at the same time, allow me to heartily recommend Richard Stengel’s, Mandela’s Way: Lessons on Life, Love and Courage. Mandela himself wrote the preface, and Stengel had uncommon access to Mandela. It’s an outstanding read. Here are some...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 101
Nov22

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 101

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: I’ve been fathering alone for the last 2 weeks. Emily has been in Costa Rica and returns tomorrow evening. I can’t wait until she gets home. Our family, like yours I’m sure, is a unit. It isn’t as rich when any of us are gone…moms especially. What’s the best book on spiritual growth you’ve read written in the last 20 years by someone not...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 98
Nov01

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 98

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: It’s good to be blogging again after a brief unplug. Thanks for your patience and readership. I don’t take it for granted. I went as Willie Robertson for Halloween. I was sure everyone would mistake me for Jase since I’m so “slender.” Well, people pegged me for Willie from far away and up close. No one thought I was Jase. I guess it’s time to get...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 97
Oct18

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 97

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: I turned 38 this week. Emily gave me a great birthday, and I was so thankful for the encouragement I received from  my friends. It wasn’t too long into my birthday celebration I pulled a that muscle leading from the thumb to the wrist on a warm-up swing on the golf course. I. Got. Hurt. On. A. Warm-up. Swing. I know that by certain standards I’m still a “youngish” man, but my...

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