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


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, […]

25 Sep

God speaks.

Uncategorized No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

As each day passes and we are treading deeper and deeper into uncharted territory; I am learning some valuable lessons about faith.  To put it more accurately, I am un-learning self-reliance and learning dependence on Christ.  I am moved by one of the early church’s key figures, Phillip.  His unbridled passion and drive to respond […]

12 Sep


Spiritual Growth No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

The Lord said (to Elijah), “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there […]

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