Business Failure and Dry Bones

Two years ago this month, I was sitting in a Panera Bread pouring my heart out to my pastor. Back then, my wife and I were business owners...and the business was failing. I wanted someone to commiserate and pray with me.

In Ezekiel 37, God takes Ezekiel to a valley of dry bones and miraculously raises a vast army from those bones. In the winter of 2014, he did the same thing for our business and my faith.

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Trusting God’s Desire for Relationship
We must trust in God's desire for relationship over our own desires in life

Trusting God’s Desire for Relationship

We are only beginning to understand the brain and how we think.

Author and Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman says that we essentially have two brains. A fast one and a slow one. Or, put another way, a lazy one and an active one. In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, he explains the research that proves his theory.

Over our lifetimes, according to Dr. Kahneman, we develop short cuts in our brain to help us cope and make decisions more quickly and - many times, but not always - more accurately. Our brain combines our life experiences, our knowledge and our preferences into a decision framework to ease and speed up our decision making.

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