Apr 192015

Love One Another

Sometimes I think we confuse being a Christian with being a Republican.

And just in case you think “one another” means “those who look, think, and act like you”, here are some other verses to contemplate this glorious Lord’s day:

Galatians 5:14 – For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Romans 13:10 – Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. And finally:

Matthew 5:44 – But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

My Social Media Links: Facebook; Google+; Twitter;
Jan 132015

Fitbit 2015-01-11

The holiday blues have finally passed. At least that is the excuse I am using for letting my Fitbit numbers drop so much in November and December.

2015 Fitbit Goals

  • Daily: 15k steps minimum but try my best to get more than 20k. This means I will do whatever it takes to get to 15k each day but hopefully I will hit 20k most days of the week.
  • Weekly: 140k steps which is 20k per day average but I am hoping to hit 150k+ most weeks
  • Monthly: 600k steps which is right in line with 20k per day.

So far I have been able to hit 15k every day this month and 10 of the 12 days have been over 20k.

Hoping I can keep this up. I have been participating in some of the Weekday Fitbit Challenges which has helped push me each day since each Fitbit’er is trying to race ahead of the other or stay in the lead.

Source: My Fitbit Page
My Social Media Links: Facebook; Google+; Twitter;
Jan 062015

Fitbit Skyscraper Badge

Just received my Fitbit Skyscraper Badge! Not really sure what I did that got me so many floors yesterday but my Fitbit informed me I climbed 100 floors yesterday! I had about 85 floors when I got home last night, so up and down the stair I went to get the last 15.

After slacking during the last two months on my walking (I will say it was because of the holidays and the cold) I have decided to get back at it. I have been working on setting some Fitbit? goals/challenges for myself which I may publish later.

My Social Media Links: Facebook; Google+; Twitter;
Jan 042015

Relativism, the belief that there are no absolutes, is very prevalent today. Even among Christians. This book argues against the various ways that relativism is expressed in our culture and then shows the absurdity of the position.

I saw this book mentioned in a post at Challies.com listing current Kindle book deals and, though it looked interesting, I decided to pass on it since relativism just didn’t seem relevant.

Then that evening a comment in the book “13 Hours In Bengahzi” made me reconsider. A character stated that all religions are equally true and that no one should consider their faith “true” and others “false”. I then realized I did not have a coherent answer and so placed an order for the book while it was on sale and placed it on the top of my To Be Read pile.

Book Posts

  • True for You, But Not for Me by Paul Copan

  • Book Info

    True for You, But Not for Me: Deflating the Slogans that Leave Christians Speechless
    by Paul Copan
    Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
    Published: 06/01/2009
    ISBN-10: 0764206508
    ISBN-13: 978-0764206504
    Source: Amazon
    Format: ebook

    Publisher Synopsis
    Fast, effective answers to today's tough questions and slogans that often leave Christians speechless. A rapid response to help keep the dialogue going in witnessing circumstances.
    Author Info
    Paul Copan (PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. He lives with his wife and five children in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    My Social Media Links: Facebook; Google+; Twitter; Pinterest;