There is power in the blood.

Heard this at church today. Don’t know where it came from but it’s good. Blood is life. Sixty thousand miles of blood vessels link every living cell; even the blood vessels themselves are fed by blood vessels. Highways narrow down to one-lane roads, then bike paths, then footpaths, until finally the red cell must bow sideways and edge through a capillary one-tenth in diameter of a human hair. In such narrow confines the cells are stripped of food and oxygen and loaded down with carbon dioxide and urea. If shrunken down to their size, we would see red cells as bloated bags of jelly and iron drifting along in a river until they reach the smallest capillary, where gases fizz and wheeze in and out of surface membranes. From there red cells rush to the...

Tolerance for Failure

Tolerance for Failure

Tolerance for failure is a very specific part of of excellent company’s culture and that lesson comes directly from the top. Champions have to make lots of tries and consequently experience failures or the company will never learn. - The E-Myth Revisited – Michael...

Tony Evans Week 3 Kingdom Man

Tony Evans Week 3 Kingdom Man

God chooses to do most of what he does because of decisions we make. There is no man that has net his destiny without wandering through the wilderness. When you’re a kingdom man, there is an inheritance to be claimed because there is a destiny to be fulfilled. You can’t go to tomorrow until yesterday dies. Could it be that I’m not seeing god move me into my destiny because I refuse to move my feet? What is god asking me to do that doesn’t make sense? What have I written off to kit being gods voice because it doesn’t make sense or sounds out of character for god? When god asks you to move and it didn’t make sense he does it for one reason: he wants to feel my faith. “God does not know how something feels until e...

Kingdom Man by Tony Evans Week 2

Kingdom Man by Tony Evans Week 2

God gave Adam a house. He told him to both garden it and guard it… Even before he knew he had an enemy. God created a lesser creature… Man… So that he could show what god can do with less that is committed to him than what he can do with a greater being in rebellion to him. If you are a Christian, you have been chosen bit only to be saved in heaven but to be great in history. Referees aren’t just ordinary men. They may be smaller, slower, and older, but they have authority. The players may have power but the refs have authority. God doesn’t want me to become great the same way the world makes people great. God didn’t say we should despise greatness but rather we should follow his path to it. Everything god calls men to is more...

Kingdom Man by Tony Evans Week 1

Kingdom Man by Tony Evans Week 1

The guys at our church are doing a little study with Tony Evans. I’m lot one for filling in a workbook that will just go on a shelf so my notes go here. The cry for kingdom men is coming from the culture, from men themselves, and from Almighty God. “Stand in the gap.” A kingdom man not only believes in god but also has learns to love his life under the lordship of Jesus Christ. you are not a kingdom man unless god is telling you what to do. Isa 34:23-24 men meet w god 3x a year. Get their marching orders. Things will be better when you get home because you’ve met w god. We ate sent home as representatives of god. Chaos comes when god is not allowed to be god in the life of a man. A woman is a mirror to let a man know what his submission to...

When Inspiration Strikes

When Inspiration Strikes

Last night was one of those rare nights where inspiration struck and wouldn’t let me go. I’ve written before about how computer code is a bit of an art form for me, and last night, a canvas was dropped before me and a brush was stuck in my hand. Sometimes it’s just a puzzle piece that falls into place that starts it all. That’s what happened last night. A key piece to the messaging system I’m re-working over at ProtegaText finally got looked into, and it was so simple (not easy – simple) to implement that it got me literally saying “wow, wow, wow” as I sat here in my recliner coding late into the evening. I couldn’t put it down, but eventually I did, and it was still a reasonable hour for bedtime. Thing is,...

Leaning Into Fear

Leaning Into Fear

“Interesting thing about fear that I’ve learned lately – it leaves you off balance and unsafe. The more you allow it to have hold the more off balance and unsafe you are. When you lean into that which you fear, you become balanced and safer and stronger.” - My Wife, Erin