Appreciate where you’ve come from

Where you've come from

When you note personal or spiritual growth in your life, there can be a tendency to disparage your past, to look down on a self that you might now regard as wrong or naive or simply juvenile. I've been listening to tracks stored in the dusty, cobwebbed corners of my iPod lately. Songs I haven't heard in years are tumbling out, one after another. There's a lot of 77s, Bob Dylan, Bill Mallonee, Tom Petty, and Daniel Amos. Sometimes the songs still work for me. Love the Byrds! Other times not. … [Read more...]

No progress without resistance

No Progress Without Resistance

"Lot of things can get in the way when you're tryin' to do what’s right." —Bob Dylan Nobody enjoys difficulty. No one likes opposition. No one appreciates pain. But they are necessary to progress. You can see it in business; competition and problem-solving drive innovation. You can see it in history; the great creeds of the Christian faith developed to refute heretics. The truth is that if you’re paying attention, you can see just about anywhere you look. I recently heard a sermon by … [Read more...]