Allthingstonyj

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Date registered: December 29, 2014

Latest posts

  1. Stop the Fade – Staying Strong in Spirit and Church — July 18, 2017
  2. Methodist History and the Trial of 1737 — July 17, 2017
  3. Speed Reading Pt.1 — July 11, 2017
  4. Breath of Fresh Air! — June 29, 2017
  5. Why People Leave Churches – My Current Take — June 27, 2017

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Mar 06

Practicing the Presence of God

Was doing my morning reading today and ran across something that I wanted to share. It’s something that I don’t think we give much thought to, I could  be wrong, but…. It’s known as practicing the presence of God.  Here is what was noted in respect to that important topic as noted in the intro …

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Feb 28

The One Thing…And Sunday?

Over the last several months I’ve been studying the productivity concept of “multitasking”.  After reading “Deep Work” and “The One Thing”, I have reinforced my belief that multitasking actually hurts productivity. These books actually land on a concept called “Block Timing”. In essence, you are more productive when you block off periods of time and …

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Feb 20

Ages 25-35 Wanted!

More and more studies seem to concur that the Christian church is starting to experience a huge gap in the 25-35 age group.  Some would say that if we don’t have a course correction there will be a gap that will take quite a while to make up.  This age group has become affectionately known as …

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Feb 14

What Would Jesus Have to Do?

What would Jesus have to do/prove, for you to reclaim Sunday worship on a consistent basis? Be Baptized? Done! Resist temptation in the desert? Done! Convince 12 men who didn’t know him to follow him? Done! Preach a moving sermon from a mount? Done! Heal a leper? Done! Heal a Roman officer’s son? Done! Heal a …

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Feb 08

Mini Retirements – a new trend?

Are you familiar with the new trending concept of  Mini Retirements? Odds are you’re like me and have never heard of the concept, much less know that the concept is actually getting some traction. In a nutshell, people aren’t waiting for the traditional retirement ages, to retire.  They’ve made a decision to take mini-retirements while …

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Jan 31

10 Tips to Becoming a Better Adult Sibling

Having a sister 8 years my junior…  I probably wasn’t the best brother she could have hoped for. No, I can drop the “probably”, I could have been better!  I remember one of my “blue ribbon” experiences that left a scar!  On her not me! I chased her around a swimming pool aggravating her…  It …

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Jan 30

Bet you didn’t know this about God!

Ok, it’s not a real bet so keep reading… And if you already know this stuff then consider it a refresher. Here is how it started for me… Early in seminary was when I first learned this about God. But as I was recently reading about this was when I realized I should probably share …

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Jan 28

18 Decluttering Tips for Everyeone

If you walk into my office at the end of the day you’re likely to find my desk totally clean!  When people see it they sometimes remark, “You know what the sign of a clean desk is?, don’t you?”, I quickly reply, “It’s the sign of a brilliant mind!”.  Of course if you’ve held a …

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Jan 24

The Power of Affirmation

You’ve probably never heard name Scott Adams, but you probably know his cartoon – Dilbert!  I like to read about successful people and I would say that Scott fits that description however you might want to define it. I recently read where he had a lady suggest to him to try this thing called affirmations. …

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Jan 17

What the Church Can Learn from Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart has its lovers and haters! But let’s lay that aside for a moment.  Wal-Mart has made a strategic decision that could change the size of future stores!  Have you been in a Wal-Mart Supercenter lately? Maybe the better question is how many times you’ll visit this week!  You are probably already aware that they …

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