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What is the Difference Between Values and Goals?

What is the Difference Between Values and Goals?

If you flip through the self-help section of the bookstore, you will see several books focused on setting goals and achieving them. How can we set effective goals? How can we make consistent progress toward our goals? Goals, goals, goals. Goals Can Be Tricky Goals...
The Trouble With Feedback

The Trouble With Feedback

Getting feedback from others can be helpful, but sometimes it can take you off course and stop you from pursuing your mission and purpose in life. This can happen irrespective of whether the feedback is positive or negative. I remember listening to a Palm Sunday...
Honor the Journey

Honor the Journey

I attended the Liturgists gathering last weekend in Denver, CO, which was hosted by Science Mike and Michael Gungor. It was a refreshing weekend for me spiritually—a mix of worship, listening, learning, discussion, and connecting with God. One of the most powerful...
The Joy is in the Pursuit

The Joy is in the Pursuit

This was a big year for me professionally. I got a big grant. My first two Ph.D. students graduated. I finished writing a book. And I got tenure. I achieved quite a few major goals that I had been working toward for a long time. I thought I would be happier about it....
Judging Others and Scapegoating Sins

Judging Others and Scapegoating Sins

Judging others is usually a bad deal. I have noticed that religious people (myself included) tend to judge other people a lot. Also, we often scapegoat certain sins, and judge those things more harshly. What I mean by scapegoating is that if I can find something that...
20 Life Lessons From P90x

20 Life Lessons From P90x

As I finished my workout the other day, I realized I have learned quite a few life lessons from doing P90x. I thought I would share them with you today! Rome was not built in a day, and neither is your body. Anything that is worth doing takes consistent time and...
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