January, 2015

What Is The Essence of Worship?

What Is The Essence of Worship?

Several years ago, I joined a local business organization. Their stated intention was to help business people do their job better; a kind of coaching through semi-monthly seminars.   At the opening and close of each session, we sang a song that went something like this: “Yes, I can do it; Yes, I can do it; I have a positive frame of mind.” (I kid you not—truth is stranger than...

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Hearing God in Conversation

Hearing God in Conversation

When I was growing up, my dad taught me to sail our small Sunfish sailboat. We took month-long summer vacations, and we always camped on lakes. So we could ride the wind every day.   I probably sailed with him for a hundred hours before I faced the wind on my own. During those hours, my dad would have me either manage the sail or handle the rudder. Of the hundred hours sailing, I bet his...

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I’m a Jargon Curmudgeon

I’m a Jargon Curmudgeon

I hate jargon. I’m not sure why. But I’m usually a late adopter, and always an early deserter. Some phrases flit in and out of fashion so quickly that I barely get a chance to try them on; they fly off the shelves before I can look myself in the mirror to see how they fit.   But some slang sticks. I’m talking of words with depth and meaning, words that have stood the test of time;...

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A Candid Conversation about Transcendent Pursuits for 2015

A Candid Conversation about Transcendent Pursuits for 2015

  To download, right click here and then click “save as”:  Transcendent Pursuits 2015 http://thenobleheart.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Transcendent-Pursuits-2015.mp3 To listen, click the left side of the player.   Key Points: The volume and frequency of emails offering to help make this our best year ever is tiring and numbing.  And yet, we desire to live a life of...

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