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 …

Jesus is Right

Russell Minick personal, think~be~do 2 Comments

This is what I mean when I say “Jesus is right”: Which is a greater risk: 1. telling my kids that idealism is awesome while living pragmatism and consumerism or 2. risking loss while trying to embody everything that makes life valuable? Like the man who found a treasure in a field,  my wife Karla and I did not go into difficult situations in the US and overseas reluctantly. We saw the value of the treasure, we liquidated our assets, partnered with friends eager to join in the sacrifice through their support, and we went …

Essentials vs. Important – A Love Story

Russell Minick Biblical Story 1 Comment

“The greatest things in life are not visible, but we feel them. What’s that look like?” A movie trailer that gives you questions, not answers: Free Burma Rangers documentary film trailer How can we steward this gift of life?   –  What should we do?   –   God what should we do?   –   What’s the most important thing?   –   What is my role?   –   I want to be where I am most needed.   –   Lord should I do something?   –   Can I …