Allthingstonyj

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Date registered: December 29, 2014

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  1. Parenting – My 44 Thoughts — August 3, 2017
  2. Speed Reading Pt. 2 — July 26, 2017
  3. Stop the Fade – Staying Strong in Spirit and Church — July 18, 2017
  4. Methodist History and the Trial of 1737 — July 17, 2017
  5. Speed Reading Pt.1 — July 11, 2017

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Aug 03

Parenting – My 44 Thoughts

What you’re about to read  are just some of my thoughts – not all of them, just 44. So what’s the point going to be? Parenting is an art, the more you practice it, hopefully the better you become. But the fulcrum lies on how you define the art of parenting… Technically, I suppose you …

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Jul 26

Speed Reading Pt. 2

Hopefully you’ve already read Speed Reading Pt1. and have practiced a little! If not, that’s OK keep reading. What I’m about to tell you will hopefully help with your comprehension as you read at the speed of light (not sound! Light is faster than sound!) Books Read the entire index first. This helps get an …

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Jul 18

Stop the Fade – Staying Strong in Spirit and Church

The problem? Fading in your spiritual growth and blaming others! Yup – I said it. As a minister I see this all the time. Many seem to place unrealistic expectations on the church for their spiritual growth. When these unrealistic expectations aren’t met they begin to fade – attend less and less in many areas …

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Jul 17

Methodist History and the Trial of 1737

The Trial of 1737 is a trial that I’m sure John Wesley (founder of Methodism) would like to forget.  It seems that while in London he had been introduced to James Oglethorpe who had apparently started a new colony in America. That colony would be what we now know as Georgia. Wesley would be encouraged …

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Jul 11

Speed Reading Pt.1

Several years ago I was challenged to become a prolific reader by my leadership coach. For me, that meant I wanted to read at least 2 books a month – and not just thin ones. That was on top of other reading that I’d be doing. In order to do that, he also challenged me …

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Jun 29

Breath of Fresh Air!

What a breath of fresh air when I heard Derek Carr’s (Now the highest paid NFL player) words when asked,…. I’ll get to that in a minute as I need to set this up… Over the last several years NFL QB’s have not had the best of press. Jameis Winston and Johnny Manziel are two …

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Jun 27

Why People Leave Churches – My Current Take

What I’m about to say is just my take on why people leave churches, your mileage may vary. As an addendum my thoughts are not all inclusive. Let’s begin… I believe that there are 3 types of church growth: Biological (new babies), Conversion (new Christians – what Jesus was very interested in) and Transfer (people …

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Jun 15

Men Eating Meat – Cross Generational Gathering…

Men Eating Meat – a Cross-Generational Gathering of Friendship Church men was a huge blowout!  I wanted to create a fun atmosphere for men to gather and just talk.  No agenda, and certainly no hidden agenda! When I first conceived the idea, I was hoping for maybe 20 men that might be interested. At the …

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Jun 07

Church Closings Revisited…

United Methodist ministers meet annually with other ministers and church attenders. This is known as an annual conference. It’s a visioning/business meeting sort of thing.  Reports are read and presentations are made that highlight the state of the church. One of the reports/presentations includes churches that have closed. It’s always sad to hear the church …

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May 30

Habits of Productive People

Who doesn’t want to become more productive? To feel great about the day’s accomplishments! If you want to become more productive, these might be the ticket for you! These come from Forbes Magazine’s online article 9 Habits of Productive People:  Cut your  “to do” list in half Take more breaks Follow the 80/20 rule Use …

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