Love via Think/Be/Do Cycles 

Russell Minick Crown Heart World, think~be~do 1 Comment

Jesus says the goal/telos of life is love. Love the LORD in your thinking, being and doing. Love your neighbor as someone who is also created to love in their thinking, being and doing. We pursue the goal via repentance, realignment and renewal. Repentance changes our beliefs; how to think. Realignment changes our identity; who to be. Renewal changes our actions; what to do. This dynamic forms a continuous growth cycle of THINK/BE/DO that begins and ends with Love. God’s love coming into us and then from us is developed through disciplines of study, prayer and practice. …

Self-Discipline vs. STORY

Russell Minick Biblical Story, from others 1 Comment

The photo is from Bangkok at the Muay Thai World Championship in honor of the King of Thailand. Thai Nguyen and I became friends up in Chiang Mai. I saw him battle through some grueling and excruciating fights. The man knows about discipline and willpower. But in this article Thai explores the power of Story: Forget Self-Discipline and Willpower, Focus on This Instead Everyone wants to maximize their productivity and achieve their goals. Each day becomes a white-knuckle grind, and the struggle for self-discipline and willpower is exhausting. But there is …