My Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook Likes

Ok, I confess–I’m mildly addicted to Facebook “Likes”. I love the affirmation I receive when I see those likes streaming in on some witty saying I post or on a photo of my kids. It’s only natural. It’s kind of like a pat on the back, a “good job,” or a star sticker on one of . . . → Read More: My Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook Likes

S.M.A.R.T. Goals and Spiritual Success

A few years back a spiritual mentor of mine prayed that I would be willing to fail. That prayer caused by heart to skip a beat. As a trained engineer and problem solver, my natural inclination is to keep working at something until it’s done. That’s how I toiled through all-nighters in the computer labs at . . . → Read More: S.M.A.R.T. Goals and Spiritual Success

Prayer as Participation: Insight as a (relatively) New Father

I just read one of the best articles on prayer in recent memory — “Prayer and the Sovereignty of God,” from the book For the Fame of God’s Name (a gift from a good friend). Bruce Ware writes this article in part to address the inevitable question–why pray? If God is ultimately sovereign and in control . . . → Read More: Prayer as Participation: Insight as a (relatively) New Father