Uncategorized | The Practical Disciple - Part 2

Posts in Category: uncategorized

My Top Ten Prayer Mistakes and How to Avoid Them [Podcast Episode 6]


The following ten pitfalls of prayer are not in any particular order despite the fact they are written in a count down fashion. Written below is just brief synopsis of each. I go into more details about each and how to avoid them in the podcast.


10.  Promise to pray about things and then forget.  Few things make me feel so guilty as running into someone who really needs prayer and I even promised to pray for them, but then failed to.  I am learning to write some of these down on my to do list for the day.  It probably would behoove me to carry a

Read More


The SOAP Bible Journaling Method [Podcast Episode 5]

SOAP Bible Journaling Method


I am a big fan of using a structure for your devotional time. Following a structure inherently helps you overcome common problems people have keeping a consistent devotional time. I recently encountered a bible journaling model known as the SOAP method. This easy approach is very similar to the daily practice I followed in college. I just lacked the acronym. Before I break down the SOAP method, I want to interject a word about the benefits of adopting a structure for your bible reading time.

BENEFITS OF FOLLOWING A METHOD

First, a method helps you focus. A method offers you a pattern

Read More


Discover Your Life Purpose [Podcast Episode 4]

 

Discovering your purpose has needlessly been a seemingly impossible quest for many people.  In this podcast, I demystify discovering you purpose by sharing with you the three essential elements of a powerful purpose.

 

 

The great thing about this content is that its not a bunch of theoretical fluff.  This is the EXACT process I used to tap into my passion, unleash my gifts, and make a meaningful difference with my life. The process is a cornerstone for helping me identify my gifts and leveraging those gifts to be a blessing.

For years I felt like a square peg in round hole. I was perennial asking myself what would I do, if I wasn’t in pulpit ministry.  Don’t get me wrong – I loved the churches I served

Read More


Four Reasons You Can’t Focus in Prayer and How to Overcome Them [podcast episode 3]


Do you struggle to stay focused when you prayer? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, this is perhaps the number one prayer struggle people report to me.

The great news is that conquering your wandering mind is actually one of the easier prayer problems to fix. Staying focused all boils down to consciously and strategically engaging your mind and or your body while you are praying. For example, something as simple as writing out your prayers or praying out loud can immediately and dramatically increase your focus.

Highlights

  • Understanding distractions both internal and external.[4:50]
  • Understanding boredom. Yes, you can be bored during prayer and your mind will wander if you are.  [8:41]
  • Understanding how incessant interruptions have conditioned your mind to hop about so much so

    Read More


Introduction to The Practical Disciple Podcast [Episode 1]


Welcome to The Practical Disciple Podcast’s very first episode.  If you yearn for step-by-step advice on how to grow in the Christian faith and have a richer more meaningful life, then you are in the right place.  This podcast is dedicated to bringing you concrete actionable instruction on three vital areas of the being Christian:

  • Bible Study
  • Prayer
  • Living our Your Purpose

Each episode is packed with easy-to-apply tips, tools, and strategy.  I bypass any fluff. Most everything I share with you is something I’ve tried myself. I’ve figure out things the hard way, so you don’t have to.

Each episode will give you the short-cuts I

Read More


Seven Ways to Ingest God’s Word

 

Are you only reading the Word of God?  If so, you may be missing out on some rich experiences; particularly, if reading isn’t your preferred learning style.  Below are seven different techniques to broaden and deepen your experience of the Bible.

1) Listen to it – Download and audio version of the bible to your phone or computer and listen while you are on the go.  Back in the day when I was in college I had a walkman and a cassette version of the Bible. I listened as I walked to class and commuter.  I learned an amazing amount of scripture doing that.  You can also pic up a CD version of the

Read More