Stop messing with me….!

I love the chapter for this week….titled “Head Games” (Chapter 6).  Like many of you, we’ve had periods of our life where that little voice inside our head keeps saying…”you can’t”…..and for the larger part of our life, we focus on telling that voice, “I can….”.

How many can relate?

I remember … when I was younger and twenty pounds lighter….I loved to compete in triathlons, especially the longer distance ones….half-Ironman and full-Ironman distance events.  The sequence for those races was typically SWIM….then BIKE….then RUN.  I usually finished middle of the pack during the swim, since swimming was not my strength.  But then on the bike, I would make up a lot of time, picking off other competitors as I raced passed them.

Then….and luck would have it, I would lose a lot of time on the run……just simply wasn’t my favorite event.

Looking back now, however, I think I might have done better had I not listened to the voice in my head saying “you’ll never win this race on the run…..”.

Head games…..all the time!

Our author this week correlates how thinking negative thoughts translates into our failures to follow the 4:8 Principle.  In reading the chapter, you’ll discover, and I did….how to not only notice these “voices”, but also how to tackle them once and for all!

We’re back at the Cornwell Center this week.  Rob Miller leads us for our lesson.

Gather at 7:30 am.  Lesson starts at 7:45 am.



Happy Holy Week!  Happy to meet with the FMMF Charlotte group this Friday…..GOOD Friday!  Since our regular meeting location at the Cornwell Center will be closed for the holiday, we will be meeting at Mike’s house…..backyard among the chickens and Mother Nature!

Address is:  1609 Sterling Road

Coffee and biscuits will be provided!  We’ll either gather in the treehouse or around the firepit….weather dependent.

Jason Schubert leads us this week….Chapter 5 of our study of “The 4:8 Principle“.  This chapter is titled, “You Make Me So Mad!”…..can’t wait for that discussion!

As mentioned last week, the chapters a starting to get a little longer so don’t wait until the night before to do your reading!

See everyone on Friday.  Park on the street or in the driveway and come directly to the backyard through the gate at the end of the driveway.  Gather starting at 7:30 am.  Jason starts the lesson around 7:45 am.


Time for the Report Card….

We’re off to the next section of our study of “The 4:8 Principle”.  Previously, our author explained the importance of have a joy-filled life.  Recall….”joy is an outward sign of inward faith in the promises of God.”

So, if you’ve got that part dialed in, the next section describes how we super-charge our potential for joy by building a godly self-concept.  Perhaps those are a lot of big words….but in layman’s terms, our author outlines eight areas for focus in order to super-charge our joy.  Read through these eight areas in preparation for our discussion this week on Chapter 4.  The author even encourages us to assign a letter grade in the book’s margin beside each area.

Mike leads us this week.  Keep in mind that this is the “Friday before Good Friday”.  As a group, we’ll decide if we’ll meet next week or not.  This week, we’re on for The Cornwell Center….but next Friday, 4/19, the center will be closed.  But we have a few choices still….

See you this Friday at The Cornwell Center.  Gather at 7:30 am.  Mike will begin this week’s lesson promptly at 7:45 am.


Big Circus Elephants

This week’s homework assignment, Chapter 3 of our study of The 4:8 Principle, starts out with a great analogy!  Little elephants and big elephants.  I won’t spoiler the conclusion, but you’ll love the story!

What in your life is limiting your boundaries?  Are there stakes (or mistakes) from your past anchoring you down?

Rob Miller is back in the helm this week to steer the ship.  Much of the focus in this week’s chapter is about an “inner-focus”; realizing that we are uniquely made; each of us is God’s own masterpiece!

Kinda makes you wonder if you paid enough attend in elementary school art classes, right?

See you this Friday!  Gather at 7:30 am.  Lesson starts at 7:45 am.