Redemption

December 28, 2015 by Brian Schroller

“Behold, I make all things new.”

Jesus of Nazareth

I led a business offsite a week ago.  It was for a very interesting two person partnership.

One is in his sixties.  He is creative, passionate, and has built a incredible reputation for craftsmanship over the decades.  He is in that later stage of his career where he is wanting to establish some things, position himself, and better offer back to the generations behind him.  He wants his work to matter …

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Ceiling

December 21, 2015 by Brian Schroller

“Bring My sons from afar
And My daughters from the ends of the earth,
Everyone who is called by My name,
And whom I have created for My glory,
Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”
Isaiah 43

I haven’t had this conversation a lot of times, but I have had it enough to make me think that it is a fairly common sentiment.  It typically starts with something like…

I drank at that age

Every person in

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Testament

December 14, 2015 by Brian Schroller

“The New Testament consists of:

- four narratives of the life, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus, called “gospels” (or “good news” accounts);
- a narrative of the Apostles’ ministries in the early church, called the “Acts of the Apostles”, and probably written by the same writer as the Gospel of Luke, which it continues;
- twenty-one letters, often called “epistles” in the biblical context, written by various authors, and consisting of Christian doctrine, counsel, instruction, and conflict resolution;

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Stories

December 7, 2015 by Brian Schroller

“Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised,
And His greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts,
And I will tell of Your greatness.”

A psalm of David.

Americans spent over $10B at movie theaters last year.  We are pretty aware of the fact …

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Restore

November 23, 2015 by Brian Schroller

“And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.”    Donald Miller

My family genealogy tells me that my great-grandparents help settle the Nordheim/Yorktown area of Texas in the latter part of the 1800’s. They were hearty folks who worked the land in that area for many years.  …

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Abraham

November 14, 2015 by Brian Schroller

Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.  No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.  I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.  I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your

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Bull#$%*

November 9, 2015 by Brian Schroller

“Breakdown? Breakthrough. I couldn’t escape one simple thought: I hated myself. No, no, no, here’s what it was: I hated my place in the world. I had so much to say and no one to listen. And then it happened. It was the oddest, most unexpected thing. I began writing what they call a mission statement. Not a memo, a mission statement. You know, a suggestion for the future of our company. A night like this doesn’t come along very

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Behavior

November 2, 2015 by Brian Schroller

“The longest journey a man will ever take is the 18 inches from his head to his heart.”

- unknown

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

- Ezekiel

“From the head to the heart
You take me on a journey
Of letting go
And getting lost in you”

- United Pursuit Band

I spent a lot …

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More

October 26, 2015 by Brian Schroller

a·bun·dance
/əˈbəndəns/
noun
a very large quantity of something.

 

Who could blame us?  It seemed like we were hearing encouragement at every turn.  A larger national ministry had invited us to shadow them at one of their regional events.  We seemed to have unprecedented circles of people interested in what we were doing.  There were some new advocates that seemed able to open up much larger pipelines of attendees.  A couple of us were even operating with unprecedented margin …

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Treaties

October 19, 2015 by Brian Schroller

“Dan Allender makes this bold suggestion regarding peer friendship…: Find like-hearted kings living in the same direction. Sign treaties. When their at war, you’re at war.”  Morgan Snyder

I was listening to one of my favorite podcast this morning.  They were replaying the audio from a recent men’s event where Morgan Snyder was talking about like-minded kings. This concept caught me differently this morning coming off a boot camp weekend I just finished leading with some of my mates.  I …

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