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Life Axioms – Part 2

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Earlier this year I read an entertaining book called “Living with a Seal” by Jesse Itzler where he literally hires a Navy Seal to privately train (and live with) him for a month. It’s a hilarious read to be sure. There’s an offhanded comment in the book about how Jesse only eats fruit till noon. I had never heard of this concept and was intrigued when I read it. He said he got it from a book he read almost three decades before.

That book is called “Fit for Life” by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond. Of course, I then had to read that book as well (I love it when good books connect me to other good books!). The book is about nutrition and specifically how your body processes the food you eat. There’s a number of interesting concepts in the book (I don’t really follow the other ones) but the primary one is about only eating fruit in the morning. I decided to try it myself and this has since become an axiom I live by.

Life Axiom: Only eat fruit till noon.

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Communion Wine Co.

Communion Wine Co.

I am BEYOND excited to announce the official launch of a new company that Michelle and I have been working on this year. It’s called Communion Wine Co. and is an opportunity for us to draw people together around wine to experience Jesus in new ways.

We have a number of ideas of what we can do with this, but much of our early focus will be on weekend tours to Oregon wine country. We’d love for you to consider joining us on one of these experiences no matter which state you live in. These weekends will combine conversations about life, discussions about Jesus, and of course… lots of good wine. It’s like a guided wine tour built on spiritual discussions.

Here are few ways you can be a part of this with us if you are interested:

  • Click here (or use the form below) to sign up with your email for our interest list.
  • Follow us on our social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Check out our new website at www.CommunionWineCo.com
  • Share this (forward this email or send the website) with someone you know who may be interested.
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Echoing Hope

Echoing Hope

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. As an Amazon Associate, I may earn commissions from qualifying purchases from Amazon.com.

My friend Kurt Willems has a book coming out in March and I had the chance to read an early copy. It’s called Echoing Hope: How the Humanity of Jesus Redeems our Pain. I could recommend this book without even reading it because I can recommend Kurt as a person. And after reading it, I can say that the book represents him well.

Kurt is the pastor of Pangea Church in Washington. I would describe him as a pastoral theologian… and his book reads the same way. By that I mean he will connect with you on an emotional level while simultaneously dropping some profound theological depth in the process. It’s a rare skill to be able to balance the two as well as he does.

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2019 Reading List – 2/4

2019 Reading List – 2/4

We are halfway through 2019 by now. It’s a good time to reflect on how the year has gone so far and what you might want to do differently to finish it out more intentionally. It’s also a time for me to take stock of my reading so far this year.

Here are the books I’ve read since January with my rating for them (5 being the best) along with a brief review. Any book without a number rating has been given to me by the author or publisher. 

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Top 20 Quotes from Catalyst West 2019

Top 20 Quotes from Catalyst West 2019

This is part of a series of posts on 20 quotes. Click here to see others.

I had the opportunity to attend the Catalyst West conference this week with some of the team from Abundant Life ChurchCatalyst is a great shot in the arm of encouragement and connection with other church leaders. This year the focus seemed to be on our own soul care and it proved to be an amazing time of encouragement for our team.

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Are There Contradictions in the Bible?

Are There Contradictions in the Bible?

As Christians, what are we supposed to do with the apparent contradictions in the Bible?

Panic. Run. Scream. Abandon all hope.

Okay, that might be a bit of a drastic response to this question. Yet most Christians feel noticeably uncomfortable asking this question, let alone acknowledging this is a real issue in which many people wrestle to find a solution. Even the fact I’m addressing this question will frustrate some people (and you haven’t even read my answer yet!).

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