"Excuse me mommy and daddy, I have patients. You have to leave now."

"Excuse me mommy and daddy, I have patients. You have to leave now."

Sitting in St. Arbucks (that’s Starbucks) reading some Piper and chillin.

Sitting in St. Arbucks (that’s Starbucks) reading some Piper and chillin.

The Debtor’s Ethic

The debtor’s ethic says, “Because you have done something good for me, I feel indebted to do something good for you.” This impulse is not what gratitude was designed to produce. God meant gratitude to be a spontaneous expression of pleasure in the gift and the good will of another. He did not mean it to be an impulse to return favors. If gratitude is twisted into a sense of the debt, it gives birth to the debtor’s ethic - and the effect is to nullify grace.

John Piper

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I’ve been preaching for over twenty-four years, and have had the opportunity to stand as a guest in another pastors pulpit hundreds of times. Looking through the rear view mirror I still wince over some huge mistakes I’ve made as a visiting preacher. Along the way there have been five basic…

I thought I would get my iPad back when we gave Nathan a Kindle for Christmas. But I learned that, “The Kindle is for downstairs. The iPad for upstairs daddy.”

:-/

I thought I would get my iPad back when we gave Nathan a Kindle for Christmas. But I learned that, “The Kindle is for downstairs. The iPad for upstairs daddy.”

:-/

Its actually warmer in #Sochi then here on the east coast of the USA! By this time tomorrow we may have more snow.

Its actually warmer in #Sochi then here on the east coast of the USA! By this time tomorrow we may have more snow.

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According to the American Society of Training and Development, U.S. businesses spend more than $170 Billion dollars on leadership-based curriculum, with the majority of those dollars being spent on “Leadership Training.” Here’s the thing – when it comes to leadership, the training industry has been broken for years. You don’t train leaders you develop them – a subtle yet important distinction lost on many. Leadership training is alive and well, but it should have died long, long ago.

If you are a fan of the show “Scandel” you should read this very interesting analysis.

WARNING: Reading this article may ruin the show for you.


    I’m watching True Detective



“One of the most moving scenes I’ve ever seen on television when Marty (Woody Harrelson) confesses to his wife that he’s “all f***ed up.” Then to have them go right to the interview room seeing him look at his naked ring finger. He just realized what he lost. Great storytelling.”



    
    
        128 others are also watching.
    
    
    True Detective on GetGlue.com

I’m watching True Detective

“One of the most moving scenes I’ve ever seen on television when Marty (Woody Harrelson) confesses to his wife that he’s “all f***ed up.” Then to have them go right to the interview room seeing him look at his naked ring finger. He just realized what he lost. Great storytelling.”

128 others are also watching. True Detective on GetGlue.com

Philippians 2:14-15 ESV
"Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,"
Feeling just a bit convicted right now.

Philippians 2:14-15 ESV

"Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,"

Feeling just a bit convicted right now.