Blog Posts - Intentionality



The Power, Mystery & Variety Of Prayer

A well-known study done in 2008 by Brandeis University reports that 90% of Americans believe in prayer. In fact, according to medical centers across our country, prayer is consider the most commonly used “alternative medicine” practiced. But what...
by SMART Living 365 on Oct 5, 2014

The Dysfunctional Nature of The Internet

The internet is an outdated medium, but still the most modern one we’ve got. It’s a medium supporting the big ones, the ones with money, and preventing the new and little ones from reaching the top. Popularity is valued over … Continue...
by The Young Socrates on Apr 15, 2013

Do We really Need the Social Sciences?

There is debate in philosophy of science about the status of “entities” like “churches”. Most of the philosophers agree on the fact that “churches” don’t really exist; that is, don’t really exist apart from the people that are part of...
by The Young Socrates on Apr 5, 2013

When you’ve got nothing to say…

It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. Deuteronomy 13:4 (NIV) When I began writing, I relied upon God to grant me the words. Only th...

Surrendering to Sabbath-choosing rest (a series about growth)

This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. Isaiah 30:15 (NIV) Last Sunday, I experienced a different kind of Sa...

The trade off

(Beware, this post contains far too many comma splices and run on sentences. Also, most sentences will start with the word “but” or “and.” If these grammar issues are annoying to you, you’d probably benefit from just skipping to another pos...
by Chapter Twenty on Feb 5, 2013

Thoughts on a Friday morning

This particular phrase: “grow where you’re planted” is one that I often hear.  It’s a sweet and, might I say cliché, phrase used to inspire or uplift a person.  Sometimes, though, this concept is a challenging one to accept. At lea...
by Chapter Twenty on Feb 1, 2013

Checking in on my list of 10...

Plans fail for lack of counsel,     but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22 (NIV) No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for...

Day 20 of 31-Brought together…random thoughts on being quiet, tilling the soil, and getting ready…

remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once wer...

On courage and authenticity

So I’ve been thinking {That’s good right?} about what it means to live a courageous and authentic life.  This thought process has made me realize how often I am not courageous; and how my lack of courage actually causes me to be inauthentic.
by Chapter Twenty on Dec 3, 2012

Joy in your now…

…Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tom...

Rest (the remix)

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Matthew 11:28 (NIV) Look at me Stressing and things Worrying about what life cannot fix Allowing my troubles to take over Getting my own needle and thread Forci...

I refuse to yield my blessing…

Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” Genesis 32:26 (NIV) This morning though I woke late, I rose, dressed and delivered my beloved to the train on time. It...

What You Sow

You reap what you sow! It is a biblical truth, and one worth remembering, just not always in a negative way.The context of this quote does speak of mocking God and reminds us to consider that our work will be shown for what it is. This is an importan...
by Thinking Faith Cafe on May 25, 2012

The day after….

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the...

Wait…

Wait for the LORD;     be strong and take heart     and wait for the LORD. Psalms 27:14(NIV) I realize this is a common theme of mine.  Today I’m writing about a thing that is among the hardest for m...

Prayer for Relief…

Make haste, O God, to deliver me! Make haste to help me, O Lord! Let them be ashamed and confounded Who seek my life; Let them be turned back and confused Who desire my hurt.  Let them be turned back because of their shame, Who say, “Aha...

First, give thanks....

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. Romans 1:8 (ESV) Quick! When you wake up in the morning, what do you do first? Do you: a)    groan because ano...

It’s time to go sit on the hill.

      I will position myself on the fortress.        I will keep watch to see        what the Lord says to me       &nbs...

Develop Intentionality In Your Life

Intentional. For everything from churches to the corporate boardroom, it seems that “intentional” is the new buzzword. Organizations are “going to be intentional” about this or that, but 99% of them fail.  Do you know why? It...
by Free Arizona on Feb 22, 2012


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