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How To Excel At Loving What You Do

You are not defined by what you do, but you are defined by how you do it.

Scott Silcox

When I heard this statement I was both shocked and encouraged. Shocked, because I was forced to examine how I do things that I like and dislike. Encouraged, because I had room to grow.

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Buoy: How To Not Let Life Drown You

This is part of my manifesto series.
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Joy is the buoy that keeps us afloat in trials.

Fully Satisfied Manifesto

I hate it when life sucks. I hate when bad things happen to good people. It stinks when life zigs and you were expecting a zag.

But, there’s good news. There is Joy is in the crappy situations for you.

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Hard: How To Change Everything With A Simple Step

It’s hard to believe in Jesus! To believe in Jesus fully, to believe in Jesus as more than a personal Savior, to believe in Jesus without qualifications, to believe in Jesus as God’s way to run the world, to believe in Jesus and his Sermon on the Mount, to believe in Jesus as the unimagined solution for a world gone wrong and not as merely chaplain or cheerleader for our favorite version of the status quo is very hard to do.

Brian Zahnd, A Farewell to Mars

It’s said that “Jesus is perfect theology.” Amen. That is a loaded statement and there’s a lot to unpack in that one short sentence. But if we believe that Jesus is the exact image of God then we should expect to see Heaven in our lives and on earth.

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Choose: How To Be a Good Passenger

Will I choose water over wine and hold my own and drive?

Incubus, Drive

I was listening to a 90’s Spotify station the other day and this song came on. I love this song. I’ve heard it hundreds of times. I know all the lyrics, however, on this most recent listen this line stood out to me.

How many times have I chosen the natural over the miracle?
How many times have I chosen the hard way over the easy?
How many times have I chosen the bland over the spectacular?

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Comprehend or How to Receive a Wild Kind of Love

I could more easily contain Niagara Falls in a tea cup that I can comprehend the wild, uncontainable love of God.

Brennan Manning

I love this description of God’s love. The mental picture I get is someone whose actions are erratic almost to the point of chaos. But still has the presence of mind to be completely focused. That to me is how much God is in love with us. Erratic focus. Let’s take a little closer look a couple of terms.

Wild

A definition of wild is “uncontrolled or unrestrained, especially in pursuit of pleasure“. That pretty much speaks for itself. We are God’s pleasure. It’s true. Check this out.

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, the Holy One, to receive the glory, the honor, and the power, for you created all things, and because of your desire they existed, and were created!”
Revelation 4:11 WEB

It’s because He desired us that He created us. The ultimate picture of His desire and love for us is the act of sending Jesus. Jesus came to show us the Father and what He showed us was love. Love for the individual and love for the world.

Uncontainable

The definition of uncontainable is “unrestricted or not able to be contained“. Think of that in context. His love is unrestrictable and not able to be contained. You can’t close doors or build walls to keep his love out. You can’t build a box or try to throw a net over it to contain it.

This is my conviction, no threat whether it be in death or life; be it angelic beings, demon powers or political principalities, nothing known to us at this time, or even in the unknown future; no dimension of any calculation in time or space, nor any device yet to be invented, has what it takes to separate us from the love of God demonstrated in Christ. Jesus is our ultimate authority.

Romans 8:38-39 Mirror

Nothing can contain it nor stop it. Nothing can hinder it nor delay it. Nothing can control not contain it.

Application

You may be thinking, “Ok, so now what?” Well, that’s a good and honest question. I put together this list to give you 4 steps to receive God’s love. Please keep in mind that I do not think we will ever comprehend God’s love. But I do think we can do a better job of grasping at it and displaying it to others.

4 ways to receive the love of God:

1. Renew your mind.
We must rework the way our mind thinks about His love.

2. Renew your speech.
We have to change the way we talk about His love.

3. Renew your actions.
We have to change our actions to begin to reflect our growing belief of His love.

4. Renew your life.
We must give permission to ourselves to live like we believe God loves us.

CoSchedule or How To Make Marketing Easy

In January 2015, I started using CoSchedule to help manage the marketing and social sharing of my blog. I first heard about CoSchedule from Micheal Hyatt. This is a great yet simple tool to make marketing your blog easy.

The learning curve is small.

The workflow is simple.

The management is robust.

The results are awesome!

CoSchedule installs in seconds and can be configured in minutes. In my opinion, being able to go from installation to sharing in a few minutes is the sign of a good product as well as a creative and talented team.

The team at CoSchedule have created an exceptional product. The calendar function allows you to see all the upcoming scheduled blog and social posts. You can also add new posts, schedule updates, and remove posts.

I am using CoSchedule constantly now. It’s such a great tool, especially for a one-man team. With integrations with WordPress, Evernote, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Analytics, Bitly, Buffer, and most social media sites they have your marketing covered! Working a full-time job and having 4 children, the ability to schedule all of my posts ahead of time is a real time saver for me allowing me to spend more time with my family without having to worry about my marketing schedule. Set it and forget it.

From their website:

  • CoSchedule is a drag-and-drop editorial calendar for WordPress that puts your blog posts and social media messages on the same schedule.
  • Now, WordPress users can save time and grow traffic by scheduling blog posts and social media together on a unified drag-and-drop calendar. It’s the content marketing calendar that WordPress is missing.
  • The best thing about CoSchedule is that as you drag a post from one date to another, your social media messages move with it. This allows bloggers to create a series of messages that promote their blog posts on a rolling schedule.
  • CoSchedule is only $15/month and integrates with WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Buffer, and even Google+ Pages.

The above list doesn’t do this plugin justice. Using the social sharing and scheduling function, I am able to easily share some of my older posts in a rotation. This might sound trivial, but I have received many more views on older posts as they’ve been shared using CoSchedule than they did when they were new. And people have been exposed to some of my content that they may have missed.

Using the social sharing integration, I can post to my Facebook profile and page as well as my Twitter profile and the profile for Fully Satisfied. Having this tool in my arsenal is like having another full-time social media manager on staff and a full-time writer.

Many thanks to the team at CoSchedule a great, easy to use tool! Go check them out and tell them Bobby sent you!

Here’s some more helpful links, videos, and images to show you more of what CoSchedule can do and how you can use it to make your blog marketing easy.

Check out the screenshots below for another view of the dashboard and sharing sections of the plugin.

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