I'm betting there are those seasons you can relate to that one guy in every parade ... the one right behind the horses.
So how much life do we want anyway? It depends, in part, on how much we're willing to shovel.
Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, but much revenue comes by the strength of the ox (Proverbs 14:4).
What stinks in your life right now? This is a funny, penetrating read by Morgan Snyder of Ransomed Heart (John Eldredge).
Get a grip on your shovel. Read it here — Oxen. Shit.…
The merchants of mass identity are relentless.
Life is too valuable to be mass-conformed! Free yourself from the wholesale conformity that is underway all around us.
Are you worn out from being over-stimulated and shoved in a certain direction?
Here's one powerful thing we can do to resist this ...
Good reading FREES us from mass identity and helps to develop and preserve our individuality.
Refuse to conform. In a good way, be a contrarian! (Defined: opposing or rejecting popular opinion; going against current practice.)
Complete article on TrueNorth Quest: Doing Life in a Carbonated Culture — Are We Losing Our…Continue
AMC’s Mad Men is a fascinating look into a NYC advertising firm in the 1960’s.
That dark, brooding, conniving, out-of-control Don Draper
Don Draper and his brood convince clients to spend beaucoup bucks on campaigns to sway (manipulate?) American consumers.
Well, as you know, those heady days are in the rear view mirror …
Traditional, interruption-based marketing is fading
It’s still here of course … radio and television advertising, billboards, telemarketing, direct mail, print advertising, and on and on.
But it’s becoming less and less effective and people are learning how to block it out.
Whatever you're doing, when it comes to authentically reaching people today, inbound…Continue
"Show Me Secrets"
George Washington Carver would begin each day with prayer that God would reveal secrets to him about plants and vegetables. It is reported that once Carver prayed, “Mr. Creator, show me the secrets of your universe.”
Giving himself to the lowly peanut, he identified several hundred elements in its seed and shell.
As he put the elements together again in different forms, he uncovered over 300 uses for the peanut including various kinds of foods, oil, paint, ink, soap, shampoo, facial cream, plastics, and many other products.
The Art of the Possible
What would be revealed to us if we really asked with humility and then followed through with the hard work of learning and discovery? What information do…Continue