Preaching More Concisely

One Tip to Improve Your Preaching

Preaching concisely is probably one of the most challenging components of preaching. This is also true of writing. Almost anyone can form semi-coherent sentences and use basic grammar to communicate jumbled thoughts, but few can communicate concisely and effectively what they truly want to say. In the same way, almost anyone can speak about their […]

The Long-View of Salvation

Fixing Our Eyes on Christ

Have you ever sacrificed things in order to get something more valuable? Ever worked towards a goal and weighed out the long-view vs. the short-view, but in the end, decided the long-view goal was far more rewarding? The same concept applies to our Christian walk. Hebrews 12:11 says: “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. […]

What to Expect in the New Year?

New Projects and New Resources

Friends and family, the new year is just around the corner! In light of a new year, I thought I would take this opportunity to say, Happy New Year (in advance) and announce some new changes to my blog that you can expect to see in the New Year. Here are 5 projects I’m working on (and some […]

Unwrapping the Daily Gift of Marriage

Practicing the Art of Thankfulness

Another Christmas has passed. The turkey dinner has been consumed, and the bones lie in ruin in the garbage, disregarded and possibly under-appreciated. In addition, the mystery and excitement of once-colourfully and perfectly decorated Christmas gifts lie torn and unwrapped on the floor. Boxes of chocolates are empty, the candy canes are no more and the […]

Understanding & Managing Stress

Tools to Escaping a Stress-Dominated Culture

Before I met my wife, when I drove, I was a last minute planner. I often would get caught up thinking about other things, then at the last minute, realize I needed to get over into the other lane to turn. I was bold, confident and never thought twice about my driving approach. I always […]

Reading: The 5-Hour Advantage

How to Take Control of the One Life You Have

This blog is dedicated to helping you create better life-stories, love God more, increase your spiritual discipline, physical discipline and overall discipline while helping you create better life-habits and better life-rhythms that will help you improve in your life, live free, kick addiction, love your spouse more, be a better leader, build godly character and […]

Jesus: The Great Physician

A Primer on Depression

Self-help books, psychologists, anti-depressants, doctors, therapists, counsellors and advertisements, everyone has their own self-proclaimed brand of unique claims to fight depression and become free. Some offer freedom in 30-60 day programs. Others claim their proven process in a book claiming 6-steps will set you free. Yet, in my experience only one solution amidst all the […]

Relationship Maintenance

Charging the Batteries and Changing the Oil

As I drove back from the recreation center close to our new home with my wife, I was reminded how good it felt to get out and exercise and be a part of the community. Loads of books and tests have formed an impenetrable brick wall around me lately, amongst many other life circumstances, and […]