Stuff I Like

Stuff-I-likeThe following is a list of links to articles and posts I read this week and enjoyed. I hope you enjoy them too.

If You’re Not Scared, You’re Not Doing It Right

Justin Zoradi says If You’re Not Scared, You’re Not Doing It Right. He tells us fear is a good indicator of where God is leading you in your life. An ally that accompanies the truly amazing innovators among us.

“I’ve been scared for the last 3 years… Scared about the direction of my organization, scared about making sure I can pay the mortgage, scared I’m pigeon-holing my career before my 30th birthday.” – Justin Zoradi

5 Marks That God is Using You in Tremendous Ways

Is God using you? Frank Viola gives us 5 Marks That God is Using You in Tremendous Ways. Frank Says: “Remember, we are in a spiritual battle . . . a cosmic warfare. So when God is using you powerfully, the enemy will do all he can to throttle it.”

Four Ways to Increase Student Engagement

Students are learning diffrently these days. Maybe you have heard some of them say things like:

“I’m bored.”
“This is too hard.”
“Will this be on the test?”
“What does this have to do with my life?”

If so than maybe its time to think about teaching in a difreent way. Tim Elmore suggest Four Ways to Increase Student Engagement.

Why Are So Many Successful Men Sick Men?

Have you ever noticed that God’s measure of success and society’s measure of success don’t always line up? Maybe it’s because the people we see as successful don’t always succeed on the best qualities. That has lead Don Miller to ask: Why Are So Many Successful Men Sick Men?

The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second. — Read more at

Finally a disclamer. It irritates me even to say this, but as Frank points out above. When God is using you, people will “falsely attack you out of jealousy.” So for anyone out there wishing to attack me. Here it is: Just because I have linked to these sites/articles doesn’t mean I endorse everything contained in them. Take what you like, spit the rest out.


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Steven Smith

Steven enjoys sharing God's Word through speaking, teaching, and writing. He currently serves as the Youth Minister at Fairmont Park Church of Christ in Midland, Texas, and has been working in the church since 2001. He is married to his beautiful bride Celeste Smith and they have two wonderful daughters. In his spare time Steven enjoys spending time with his family, Skiing, Backpacking, Hiking, Paddling, and Camping.

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