Archive for May 2019

FranklinCovey and the Beginnings of a Rule of Life

My introduction to the ideas behind forming a rule of life began during college when I discovered FranklinQuest planners and the book Ten Natural Laws of Time and Life Management by Hyrum Smith. The simple pyramid scheme of determining life values then translating those into goals and daily actions has been a part of their formula for success for years. I…

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What is the purpose? What is your purpose?

In Revelation 21 the new Jerusalem, the City of God, comes down to earth. For two weeks we explore this image of our final destiny, the world’s final destiny. This last week we saw that in that day we will be in the presence of God directly, and so we should know what kind of God this…

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The Good Shepherd

Today I drove out to New River and met Bishop Jennifer Reddall at the home of a dear friend and retired priest who died of cancer. We offered last rights and prayers for the Rev. Liz Simmons with her sister, friend, and several dogs.  Liz and I served on Commission on Ministry together fifteen years…

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Learning to be a New Creation in Christ

As a follower of Christ I am told to take up my cross and follow Jesus (Mark 8:34-35). In Easter that charge takes on the promise of eternal life, a life without end in the presence, knowledge, and will of God. But what does that mean about my life of responsibilities, rights, and privileges?  In…

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