It has been a while since my last post. Much is going in our lives, and I have been bad and went into my shell instead of sharing.
CalebStrong.org is on the road. We have been offered a chance to move for work and I am currently in Minnesota getting a bit of training before I start working full time. When this opportunity came up, I spent too much time in my head and over thinking God’s plan. I kept trying to out think the situation, come up with contingencies for keeping the old office open and meet everyone’s needs.
A very wise woman (my wife) told me, “Let’s pray that God closes the doors to anything that is a … Click to Continue →
or “Caleb Strong“, refers specifically, to the attitude, activities, and behavior patterns that are modeled for us in Scripture by Caleb in Joshua and Numbers.
Caleb had very specific qualities like honor, faith, truthfulness, and a fearlessness fueled by his assurances from God’s word and provision. Additionally he shows us obedience to God’s will, a willingness to work hard, and a desire to be a leader of men. Caleb Strong is about developing a STRENGTH OF CHARACTER, before we worry about physical strength. There is a program that schools are using called “Character Counts“. This is something that needs to be learned in all areas of life. We men, need to raise our standards. As we read in Scripture, it … Click to Continue →
The 33 Series first session starts at Emanuel Faith Community Church in Escondido, CA this week. Class preview was on Tuesday March 13 2012. Now we go into the first class on Tuesday March 20, 2012. Please join us as we discuss the issues that we men face in this world as Sons, Husbands, Fathers, Sons, Leaders in our families and communities. Together lets learn to be Caleb Strong. #CalebStrong
I gave the invocation at our Emanuel Faith Community Church graduation ceremony for Men’s Fraternity: The Great Adventure last night.
In preparing for this talk, I reviewed “Caleb’s Prayer”, a prayer that has been around for a few years in the Men’s Frat community. I have seen it published a few times, like at Warrior’s Hand and on the Alameda Church of Christ site. I used this as a basis for my talk for the men. We dove into scripture and really pulled out the verses that spoke specifically to those points. I created a slightly modified version of the “Prayer of Caleb” and you can take a look at that on … Click to Continue →
First it was schedules, then technical difficulties. Eventually time affected the spirit and I did not “feel” compelled to write. Maybe I was out of sorts, maybe I was distracted… Or maybe, just maybe, I was led astray.
I was picking up my son from camp yesterday and we were talking about the theme of his weekend. They were all about spiritual warfare and being the Soldiers of God. There is, of course, much fun to be had with this theme. And as we talked and he told us of his weekend, there was another theme I noticed. Distraction. Capture the Flag, has always been both a game, and a lesson in warfare. As my son relayed his tale of daring-do’s, epic … Click to Continue →
I have so much to say about my frustrations in my spiritual and work lives. I am trying to express them without whining and with the understanding that I truly believe that Our Lord will provide.
Crisis of Spirit: Study Time.
I have been using Oswald Chambers book “My Utmost for His Highest” as a guide at the start of my devotional and study time. It is a collection of lectures given by Chambers in 1911-1917. The man’s work was blessed by the Lord. Each day I read and meditate on the material I have another profound breakthrough in prayer and obedience. This is both wonderful and horrible, inspiring and terrifying.
Each day I read and meditate … I have another profound breakthrough… This is both wonderful … Click to Continue →
I am very blessed. I have been blessed with a wife who believes in me and encourages me. I am blessed with an amazing young man whose heart fire the things of God motivate me to be better every day. I am blessed with an opportunity to serve Christ at home, in my work and in my service. Best of all, I am blessed with an unshakable faith.
The only difference between me and thee, is that I accepted the free gift of salvation from Christ Jesus AND SUBMITTED to His will.
Once more, I have to say I Luv my friends. One of them, who happened to be a BIC, recently posed following the question for discussion:
In entertainment media would you rather see violence or sex?
I processed that one and the result becomes tiered layers of acceptance. The primary reason for the tiered acceptance is that I have to know for whom the media is displayed, and to what extent the content goes. For example, as an adult, I do not appreciate the graphic nature in the betrayal of sex OR violence. I do, however, watch films in the genre of war, action, history and so forth. While those genre have a plethora of violence I will not indulge, at all, in slasher or horror … Click to Continue →