district17 is a blog dedicated to my wife and my kids. Hopefully you will find inspiration, wisdom, and encouragement through these words.
Like our calling to press in to the darkness, don’t go quietly, timidly. Go. Disrupt the darkness around you as you leave a trail of light for others to follow.
We can buy things or experiences. Things break, get lost, find themselves in the trash, or grown out of. Experiences stay with us. If you are going to spend money, do it on what lasts.
You are the image bearer of the King of Light. Disrupt the darkness. Bring light to the lost and weary.
You know you love it.
Stop speaking poorly of yourself, believing you aren’t worthy. I know this is a major struggle for me. But in the end, Christ didn’t come, die, and rise again so you and I could speak ill of ourselves. Speak life.
My fireground is a literal one. But yours probably isn’t. That doesn’t mean this doesn’t apply. We are tested in our everyday lives–whether we are parents, teachers, cooks, CEOs, fitness instructors, dog washers, firefighters, and everything in between–and we often believe these moments are building our character. That’s not true. Yes, our personal fireground can…
Mark Twain Rebel. Resist. Because the forbidden leads to the grave.
People need you to assume the best of them. We are all too used to people assuming the worst about the situation, about us, about others. People perform based on their perception of assumptions. Assume the worst, and you’ll get poor effort. Assume the best, and people will step up.