Monthly Archives: April 2021

The Moment of Absolute Certainty

The Moment of Absolute Certainty

I was a young, youth pastor, trying to make a major life decision. One of the teens in my youth group gave me this quote and it has been a source of direction for me for nearly 50 years. I found out much later that it comes from the Talmud, Jewish sacred literature. I’ve shared it with hundreds of people down through the years.

“Live each day to the fullest.
Get the most from each hour, each day and each age of your life
Then you can look forward with confidence and back without regrets.

Be yourself- but be your best self.
Dare to be different and to follow your own star
And don’t be afraid to be happy.

Enjoy what is beautiful.
Love with all your heart and soul.
Believe that those you love, love you.

Forget what you have done for your friends
and remember what they have done for you.
Disregard what the world owes you and
concentrate on what you owe the world.

When you are faced with a decision, make the decision
as wisely as possible – then forget it.
The moment of absolute certainty never arrives.

Blessed is the generation in which the old listen to the young
And double – blessed is the generation in which the young listen to the old.”

What Difference Does That Make?f

A new episode drops today. The second part of my interview with David Robertson, creator of My Virtual Mentor. If you are a man who is looking for an intentional discipleship plan, or you know a man like that, you will want to meet David. Download season 2, episode 7, of “What Difference Does That… Continue Reading

Love Actually: Day 40!!!!!

Love Actually: Day 40!!!!!

Read Psalm 23, Proverbs 3, John 20:30-21:14 Well, congratulations! We did it. 40 days ago, we started this wonderful spiritual adventure, Love Actually: Loving the Things God Loves. It seems like the days have flown by and here we are on day 40. Thank you for walking the walk with me. I hope it has… Continue Reading

Love Actually: Day 39  Good Friday

Love Actually: Day 39 Good Friday

Read Psalm 23, Proverbs 2, John 18-19 Good Friday Those of you who may have read my first book know that I have a chronic, terminal, and apparently incurable disease, the disease to please. I am, by the grace of God, in remission, but in the past, this ugly disease brought me to the edge… Continue Reading

Love Actually: Day 38

Love Actually: Day 38

Read Psalm 23, Proverbs 1, Mark 14:12-26 I was pastoring a great church in Springfield, Ohio. The church had grown explosively. We had just completed a new building and in this building was something I had always dreamed of as a pastor, a sacristy, a small room set aside for the preparation of the communion… Continue Reading