04 Nov

No California Stopping Allowed.

This blog is about waiting on God. And to me sometimes waiting,  when God says wait; is like sitting at a red light. I know, you’re thinking, DUH. You stop and wait at a red light. But there’s more to it than that. Keeping you car stopped at a red like requires a tremendous amount […]

23 Oct

Don’t count yourself out.

The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. -Matthew 14:21 Jesus didn’t feed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish. He fed a crowd of people that numbered more than 5,000. You see  in those days, the women and children typically weren’t part of the headcount. Therefore, […]

22 Oct

Ctritics and catalysts.

In my experience there are two types of people: critics and catalysts. Critics deny the potential they see (or may not see) in your life, and seek to validate only themselves or their position. They throw spears at you because of their own insecurities. Catalysts see your potential, speak to it and reveal or create […]

19 Oct

The Axe and the lumberjack

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my Axe. ~Abraham Lincoln This simple statement is probably one of the most profound business principles I have ever read. Effective (sales, marketing, managing, leading) is like cutting down trees.  Highly effective professionals know the value of taking time to sharpen their tools. They build time for […]

18 Oct

Prayer determines your effectiveness.

The only way to really change the world is to fully immerse your will and your desires into the mind of Christ so that we become an extension of His ministry to mankind. You are the change the world needs, and the best place to start is prayer. Prayer determines your effectiveness. The most influential […]

13 May

The threat of familiarity and the fertile ground of gratitude.

Gratitude is the foundation of worship because worship happens when we focus our minds attention and hearts affection on God in response to who He is and what He has done.  For Christians, one of the greatest threats to our faith is familiarity.  In most cases familiarity results in complacency.  While one would argue that […]

30 Apr

You are here: Spiritual Declination

Discipline, Spiritual Growth No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

Declination is a navigational term that refers to the formula for calculating the difference between Magnetic North and True North.  True North is the direction in which the north pole is located along the Earth’s rotational axis, while magnetic north is the direction toward which the compass needle points.  True north never changes its location, […]

30 Apr

Guilt vs. Conviction

Faith, Hope, Sin, Spiritual Growth No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

I have been preparing to preach a sermon on the topic of repentance, and felt that this little bit I came across would help somebody.  I would probably venture to say that more Christians live in fear of God rather than in the freedom of His grace because they feel guilty.  While in a certain […]

09 Apr

I am superman.

Discipline, Faith, Gospel, Spiritual Growth 1 Comment by Josh Schlotterbeck

I am superman. I don’t wear a cape.  I don’t have heat vision.  I don’t fly.  I certainly don’t wear tights.  But what I do have, is supernatural DNA.  I have the DNA of a superhero. Peter explains it in 2 Peter 1:3   “His divine power has given us everything we need for life […]

26 Jan

Pride no more.

Poetry No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

I miss the man I used to be. He’s somewhere in there, this I know. Without a doubt, my deepest need. Is for you my God, to help me Grow. For once upon a distant place. Inside this heart was something sown. A simple seed of love and grace. That changed my heart, my mind, […]

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