October 1, 2019

Summoning the Absolute Best

It’s just not possible, is it? There’s no way we can give 110 percent—of anything, to anything.  Still, that’s never stopped coaches, teachers, bosses, and other performance-driven motivators from asking for it.  “Give me 110 percent!” they’ll holler, as a way of encouraging us to try harder, dig deeper, push […]
February 1, 2017

Out of Our Abundance

By now, most of us, I imagine, have fairly settled into 2017. Before we get much further on into this new year, though, it might be helpful – or, at least, instructive – to take one last look back at an important measure of our discipleship in 2016 – a […]
January 1, 2017

The Long Haul Commitment

So, a new year has begun. It’s about time. I suspect that, by 11:59pm on December 31st, most of us were glad to see the back of 2016. It was a tough year, in a lot of ways, especially here in Charlotte. I arrived here just in time for the […]