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Mondays are daunting.
The drive back to the office is dreadful.
The work we’ve been avoiding all weekend has piled up.
Sometimes you need the Monday Morning Music to get you going.
Last week I stumbled across a record for 20 cents at Salvation Army – “Catch Bull At Four” by Cat Stevens. On it was the perfect Monday Morning Music – a song called “Silent Sunlight”.
Today is my first day away from my full-time job in almost five years. Yet this song reminded me the work has only just begun.
You may be out of a job as well this morning. Or you may be stepping into a job you’re not in love with. Or you may be stepping into a project you’ve been putting off.
Whatever Monday you’re stepping into, simply sing a song of love and truth into everything you do. Be strong. Be courageous. Do the work. Rest your eyes. Wake up. Do it again.
Keep pushing through, having faith in what the Lord is bringing you into with each new sunlight.
I’d love to know – what are you facing down this Monday? How can we support each other as we do the work of a new week?
You’re never too old to learn something from youth camp.
Last week I took my students from The Hill Baptist Church of Augusta, GA to Big Stuf camp in Panama City Beach, FL. Together with about 1500 other students we laughed, sang, and learned together about God’s Reality.
This is the 25th year of Big Stuf. Each summer founder Lanny Donoho and a crew of speakers, musicians, magicians, acrobats, and comedians have come together to proclaim the crazy things God wants to do in the lives of students. Here’s a few things I took away from the main session speakers Jamey Dickens and Jon Acuff: Continue reading
If you’re reading this blog, I can’t tell you how grateful I am.
I just wish there were more of you.
Look, I realize I only started this blog a couple months ago. I realize I’ve only written 60 posts or so. I realize it takes years, decades even to grow a following.
But I want more than a dozen people to read this blog every day. And I want that right now. I want it today.
I think that’s why I needed to read Jon Acuff’s latest book Start. Continue reading
Want to know why the Harlem Shake is so popular that a new version appears on Youtube more often than a new baby is born these days? (I didn’t fact check that, but I’m willing to stand by it.)
Because we’re ok with being average.
Look, I’m not judging anyone for creating a Harlem Shake video. In fact I just participated in my first one this weekend. I’m in the back somewhere. I promise.
But the Harlem Shake phenomenon encourages us to just be average. And being average sucks the life out of you. Continue reading