Tag: Health

Overcome Scatterbrain

Overcome Scatterbrain

Want to know how to overcome scatterbrain?

I tell ya! Finally! SOMEONE who understands me! Yes! I just figured out how to overcome scatterbrain.

I just spent an hour with Jonathan Milligan, my blogging coach who leads Blogging Your Passion University.

In his webinar, he mentioned “scanner personality” and then “scatterbrain.” My ears perked up and he mentioned another link to a website of absolute monumental proportions for me.

Now, I’m not talking about stressful situations where you lose your car keys or forget an answer on a test. Nor days in the church office where you lose yourself in tasks of lesser importance, look up and realize it’s already 6 pm and you’ve got to run home, slam dinner down your throat before Bible Study or small group begins at 7 pm.

No, I’m talking about real, live, getting through to how to overcome scatterbrain once and for all.

I was told by my beloved music teacher in high school that I was going to be a John Lennon within 10 years of graduation. Although I LOVE music and LOVE to create, I haven’t “made it” in that profession yet. I HAVE made an income through music. I served a church in the worship leader role. I’ve played in bands. I guess by that definition, I was a professional musician.

But, my interests also have led me to PEOPLE, so I became a pastor. I love people. Christians are some of the neatest people ever, and I want to help them become more like their Lord and Savior. As a pastor, I love other pastors. They are my friends. I understand pastors. I’ve been in full-time ministry since 1994.

However, I love the MILITARY too. So, I’m an officer helping military people with their spiritual and emotional needs.

But I also LOVE speaking, and writing, and Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings, can I be a Jedi like Obi-Wan? Can I be a Dunedain Ranger like Aragorn?

I have spent time in many jobs: selling books online, event planning, office machine sales, online education consultant, corporate recruiter, trainer… I even spent a year and a half troubleshooting computers for the Navy and Marine Corps. If I spelled out every job I’ve had on my resume, your head would spin. ALL OF THAT WAS WHILE I HAD THREE TO FOUR KIDS AND WAS PLANTING A CHURCH!

Key to How to Overcome Scatterbrain

Overcome scatterbrain? No! I recommend you forget about overcoming it.

Embrace your scatterbrain!

Realize there’s even a word for it now: “multipotentialite.”

Love it!

Thank you for unlocking the door to realize that although I haven’t “grown up” yet and “settled down,” I enjoy learning and helping people. I think self-actualization just cranked up a notch tonight! Thank you, Jesus, for allowing me to be me. No, thank you for helping me overcome scatterbrain by embracing it.

I believe You created me to have these many interests and experiences. Sure, I had a hand in it with some wild-eyed decisions (which my wife didn’t always appreciate by the way). I want to serve You with all that I am, with all of my varied interests.

Question: If you’re a church leader (or family member of one), how do YOU overcome scatterbrain?

Compelled to Create

Compelled to Create

Compelled to Create?

Yes, I said compelled to create. I am compelled to create. I agree with Jeff Goins in this very thought-exploding statement. I grew up very musical. I even attended San Diego State University for a year so I could study Vocal Performance in Opera. I loved every music class. That strenuous training prepared me to take the stage as a speaker as well as a singer.

Read More Read More

Safe Christianity?

Safe Christianity?

Thank you Francis Chan!

This reminds me of a question Lucy Pevensie asks in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe regarding Aslan: “Is he safe?”

The Beaver then retorts… “Is he SAFE?!?!? No, but He is GOOD!”

That’s our Jesus. Not necessarily safe in that He allows trials and obstacles to come at us (sometimes with an unrelenting fury), but they do so always with a purpose and an opportunity to develop or display our character. Safe Christianity? Francis Chan and Lucy Pevensie Say “NO!”

Transformed Life

Transformed Life

“Living the Bible, Not Just Knowing the Bible.”

(Romans 8:29; 2 Cor. 5:17; 13:8; 1 John 2:6)

We believe the Bible is God’s Word to our world. Therefore, as disciples of Jesus, we must live and practice the life changing principles we discover. God gave us His Word in order to equip us and change us for His glory and our benefit.

Come now… what’s the point of knowing the Bible inside and out but not doing what it tells us? If I say I’m a follower of Jesus, then the litmus test of my claim is found in my actions: obedience to Him and His word. John 14:21 tells us that if “anyone loves me, he will obey my command.” What’s that command again?

Do I want a transformed life? You bet! My obedience factor is the main test of whether or not I love Jesus, not necessarily my level of Bible knowledge.