Fear can often prevent us from realizing our dreams. But fear can also protect us from danger. Choose the right fears to confront.
Collection of Blog Posts - Small Groups, Bible Study, Community, and Transformation
Welcome to the Working to Live Differently blog on finding, becoming, and living in Christian community. My goal is to show how to encourage personal and community growth through a process that looks like this:
- share honestly with yourself, God, and other people
- connect with God and people
- build and become part of a group with a sense of belonging
- learn and grow through Bible study and Bible doing
- inspire others and be inspired
- share your experiences (successes and failures) to continue the process of connecting, belonging, and growing
Blog posts include how-to articles and reflections on leading small groups, developing friendships, building community, studying the Bible, and achieving personal and group goals. I also write on developing physical endurance, which I believe offers insights into spiritual endurance and perseverance while giving us a way to connect with people, God, and ourselves.
The Tour du Mont Blanc, a 100-mile route that travels through France, Italy, and Switzerland, is an epic hike. Doing this hike changed the way I live now. Learn how.
You can learn to run faster using a variety of training techniques. But instead of relying on numbers (minutes per mile, distances, etc.), try running faster using visual cues.
You may need to quickly assess a person or situation. But how do you keep from wrongly judging and condemning? Learn how to stop judging and enjoy better relationships.
You know you should declare your love but how do you show love in action, and how does that make a difference? Get insights here based on lessons from Bob Goff.
An unusual experience led me to read the book, The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout. As a result, I improved my skills in discerning who to trust.