31 Days

I’ve been thinking a lot about fear. What fears I have and what fears I don’t. After spending two years working on and writing my first book (available here on Amazon) the residue of my journey with fear still remains. Recently I spoke at our church about a story where Jesus and his followers are…

Why “The Other ‘F’ Word”

Since the embryonic stages of my idea for a book on fear, I’ve used the working title “The Other ‘F’ Word.” I’ve received raised eyebrows, knowing gestures, laughter and offense. I’ve heard a few guesses (“Is it faith?”). I’ve been debated (“You can’t title your book that!”). I’ve been ignored (“Whatever!”) and even threatened (“No…

simply afraid.

The other night I was putting my daughter to bed. I had spent the evening preparing my book for printing and she asked me, “Dad, why do you have to pay for your book?” I explained the little I’ve learned about self-publishing including hiring an editor, layout and design, printing costs and the like. I…

wisdom.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who practice it have a good understanding.” Psalm 111:10   I want to practice the fear of the Lord. I want even the beginnings of wisdom. What is wisdom anyway? We don’t have a good definition, or at least we’re not always on the…

risk.

Fear is the great intruder. It sneaks in the back door, a cat burglar looking to prey on all the prized possessions we have stored up as leaders. It snatches our confidence, smuggles away our passion and smashes our dreams. Recently I came across this incredible quote on risk. The quote is attributed to Anonymous…

What Are You Afraid Of?

I like questions – I like asking questions and I like being asked questions. My son recently asked me how light works. My reply included something about gases and electricity and bulbs. This quickly turned into a back and forth about wires and positive/neutral wiring and lightening (he is six). Eventually attempting to dodge any…