The No Bull Briefing Newsletter – April 2021

The No Bull Briefing Newsletter – April 2021

Silas Appreciation Day Meme Competition July 5th is Silas Appreciation Day. To commemorate the day we are holding a meme competition. Submit your Silas Appreciation Meme HERE. The deadline for submittals is June 1st when we will turn over all memes to the totally unbiased firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe for the selection of …

What’s So Bad About Cross-talk?

What’s So Bad About Cross-talk?

One thing that mystified me when I started attending recovery meetings was the weird rule against cross-talk. Why on earth, I wondered, is it so important for me to refrain from commenting on what someone says during the sharing time?  After all, we are meeting to help each other, aren’t we? What is so helpful …

The Truth About Recovery

Jesus said that if we hold to his teaching then we show that we are his disciples — and we will know the truth and the truth will set us free (John 8:31-32). As Christ-followers we can and should believe that all truth comes from God. So what does this mean for those us of …

Marriage … In Retrospect

Ronald Wayne, one of the co-founders of Apple Computer, sold his 10% interest in the company for $800 . . . less than two weeks after it started. What would have ended up being worth $75.5 billion was traded away for less than some people pay for a month’s rent. Wayne later said he made …

The Downside of Intentionality

People tell me I’m one of the most intentional people they know. I’ve given away a hundred copies of a book with a light switch on the cover asking, “Is what you’re about to do ON or OFF purpose?” I own the URL intentionality.org. I’m serious about being on purpose and intentional. But years ago, I …

What Men Want

I’m going to go way out on a limb and tell you what you want. If you’re a married man with kids, these three things are ‘it’ . . . Emotional connection with your wife – You may think you want sex, companionship, cooperation, respect, admiration and even submission, but what you really want is emotional connection. You …

Four Ways to Deal with Doubt

In my last post, I wrote about people who brought immature pictures of God into adult life and then abandoned faith altogether because their ‘god’ didn’t live up to his title. In the last few days, I’ve realized that post isn’t just about them . . . it’s about me. About us. Every Jesus-follower experiences doubt when God doesn’t meet their expectations. …

Perception is Reality?

We’ve all heard the old saying “Perception is reality.” And it’s true . . . to a point. We act on what we perceive to be real and true. That’s functional reality but often, it’s not true reality. The world has always been round but for thousands of years, it was perceived to be flat. Was it ever flat? Nope. …

Rules are Decisions Made in Advance

Here’s a principle for you . . . rules are decisions made in advance. I mean think about it, when the sign says “No Parking,” someone made a decision for me in advance of my arrival. They looked out for my safety, someone else’s green grass, the usual traffic pattern, whatever. They said to me …