Archive: October, 2012

17 Oct

You’re full of potential.

Everyone has potential. It is a scientifically proven fact. Everything in the universe has what is called potential energy. And when that potential energy is activated it is transformed into kinetic energy by a catalyst, it moves into action and generates a reaction. Leadership is that catalyst. It is the process by which the people […]

16 Oct

The good and bad news.

Discipline, Leadership No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

I was teaching the Senior High Sunday school class this past Sunday and I realized a very important leadership principal. Timing trumps content! When dealing with issues of faith and practical application, sometimes there is good news and there is also bad news. The good news is the saving grace and the life changing power […]

15 Oct

Knowing is half the battle.

Uncategorized No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

If you were a boy growing up in the late 80’s and early 90’s, you were most likely glued to your TV set everytime GI Joe aired. It was the epic depiction of good vs. evil and as usual, the good guys won, every time. The show is remembered for its public service announcements (27 […]

12 Oct

Crock Pot Faith

Spiritual growth happens in the slow cooker of faith; not in the microwave of the moment. So many people live for the moment.  They live from rush to rush.  Sound familiar?  Sunday to Sunday?  I have been letting one experience months ago try and sustain my faith; and it doesn’t work. Paul says in Philippians 2:12 […]

09 Oct

Improvement requires input.

On a certain level we all fear the moment when we receive a commentary on our performance; no matter what area of our life it is. When we are exposed, and we are faced with we inabilities and our sinful state; we must come to grips that we don’t measure up. If you’re anything like […]

06 Oct

Fail Smart. Fail often.

There is much to be learned from failure: product ideas, relational margin, emotional issues, etc. The potential knowledge to be gained from a bad concept or failed execution is virtually endless. Only by pushing the limits of failure can you truly experience innovation. With that being said, failure for its own sake is foolish, and […]

05 Oct

That’s not how you got here.

Just a few days ago I was in the midst of a mild break down because I was feeling unaccomplished and lacking motivation.  I was trying to nail down why my spiritual life had gone from an exciting ride down some white water, to a dried up river bed.  Many of my expectations about the […]

04 Oct

So, you want to impress God?

Spiritual Growth No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

If you’re like me, when I started dating my wife, I bent over backwards to impress her.  Why?  So that she would bless me with her presence.  So that she would share her life with mine.  Sure it worked, for a while.  What I soon realized while my efforts loving and sincere, they were selfish. […]

03 Oct

James

Bible Study, Spiritual Growth No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

James 1-2 The book of James is probably one of the most challenging yet liberating Books in the New Testament for Christians. It is what I call the “Gospel applied Book.” In other words, if you want to know how to live by faith in all circumstances, then read this book. It is not however, […]