Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Hillsong Video! (No reason to hide)

Check out the new Hillsong video for the album FAITH + HOPE + LOVE that will be out on August 4th.

No Reason to Hide - Hillsong from Tony Morgan on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Redeeming Time

We have all heard the sayings..... Time is money. You can never get back time that is lost..... and so on.

Well as I was waiting for an appointment a few days ago, I started to think about how many people really don't pay any attention to redeeming time.

I think that redeeming time is one of the most important lessons that a leader should learn when it comes to self-leadership.
If a leader does not redeem the time that he/she has they will always be "busy" but will never be able to actually do things that are necessary to make progress!

This is something I am currently learning and by the grace of God getting better at.

Today, there are many ways that you can redeem time!
Here are some of the ways I try to redeem time:
  1. I listen to podcasts/ CD's while driving, working out and doing work around the house!
  2. I always make sure that I am carrying a book or two so that I can read when I have to wait for people, appointments etc.
  3. I read The Bible and a few blogs on my iphone.
  4. Meditate on the Word.
Another area that I need to get better at is spending time to think. Taking time to think is a great exercise for everyone that needs to become a daily routine. If you want to learn more on that I would recommend John C. Maxwell's book Thinking for a change.

So what are some of the ways you redeem time?

What lesson are you currently learning when it comes to self leadership?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Light & Shadow, Day & Night

Here is a short film that they made! Check it out!

Light from Joel Osteen Ministries on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wasabi Gospel by Shawn Wood

I will be reviewing the first chapter from Wasabi Gospel by Shawn Wood. July 8th is the date for the Book Bomb at Amazon! So make sure you pick up a copy on the 8th!

The name of the first chapter is "God, I'll take the Mercy, but give the idiot who cut me off in traffic Justice"! The chapter is based on:

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. - Matthew 5:7

As you can guess from the title of the chapter, it deals with Mercy & Justice. It deals with how we as christians often want others to be judged by God but when it comes to just faults, we want God to pour out his mercy on us.

Shawn talks about three levels of forgiveness:
  1. The first level is where we say we forgive the person that has hurt us but we really don't let go of the hurt and pain.
  2. The second level is where we forgive and forget.
  3. The third level or the level where you get hit by the wasabi-punch. This is where we start looking through God's eyes. We realize that we ourselves are in need of his mercy and that we ourselves had to be forgiven by God for the things we have done against Him!
Forgiveness has to be something that goes beyond the way we "feel". Forgiveness is a choice and at times even though it can be very tough, it is still something that we are called by God to do and He is hear to help us with it! It is a great reminder for everyone of us. No matter where we are in life this is something that needs to be something that we cannot neglect.

In the rest of the book Shawn looks at 6 other saying of Jesus that pack a Wasabi-punch to them! He does a good job weaving in personal stories to better explain the content. If you ever wondered about the hard sayings of Jesus or wondered if Jesus was really serious about some of the things that he said, I think reading this book will do you a lot of good.

But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. - Luke 6:27-28

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Listen to Cradlesong by Rob Thomas FREE!

I have not listened to the entire album yet but really like what I have listened to so far!

What do you think?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

U2 360° Tour

Here is something that I am really excited about and looking forward to!! This will be the forst time I see U2 live! Going to see them in VA or D.C.

Check the massive LED screens expand!! Pretty cool stuff!!

Are you guys going to any concert during the summer? What music are your currently listening to?