It’s Only a Month

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For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7, English Standard Version.)


TED Talk Thursday is one of my favorite days of this new format. OK, its definitely in the top seven (hehehe). Like anything else, there are those things you enjoy more than others. This is one I really enjoy. I find most TED Talks ti be really interesting. And, as someone who speaks in public regularly, I am able to pick up things that aid my delivery techniques.

This week our TED Talk is a really short talk but I also found it to be a profound idea called a thirty day challenge. During the ensuing 30 days take on a challenge to improve some aspect of your life. It can be a new skill, losing weight, regular reading, meditating, praying. The thing about 30-days, it takes about that long to actually develop something like this as a new habit or skill.

Take a look at today’s TED Talk from Matt Cutts titled, “Try Something New for Thirty Days.”


This is something I want to try. Beginning in September, I am going to issue a few consecutive 30-Day Challenge. For September I thought we would start with something pretty simple. Most of us have cameras on our mobile phone. September’s 30 day challenge will be to take pictures of various things for a month. I have needed to get my full web-page going and this seems like a good motivation to get it done. As you take your pictures, send them to me (good clean wholesome pictures only please. I run a G-rated site.

I have a few other things going through my mind for some up-coming months so keep your eyes open. Imagine regularly gaining a new skill or new knowledge.

God is regularly doing new things. Since we are created in the image of God, perhaps we should be seeking out these opportunities too. This excites me and I hope you will join me.

Be Blessed.

Seeking the Genuine,
Keith

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved


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I love Mike Ashcraft's book, "My One Word." For the past nine years I have participated and encouraged others to participate to in the "My One Word" Challenge. My first word was discipline was my word the first year. Since then my word has been focus, sight, jungle, peace, concentration, serve, genuine and this year is fit. I seek to be fit for my health, my family, my church, my ministries. I seek to be fit in any are of my life where God might point to me. I also have a nickname, "Dr. B." When I was a public high school teacher, Dr. B. is what most of my students called me, at least in my presence. I am still called that by many people though I no longer teach in public schools. I am the author of "Average Joe: With an Extraordinary Story" (available on Amazon). The book fits into the genre of "Biblical Fiction" or "Christian Fiction" and features some of the Bible's lesser known characters. The name of my blog is, "Fork in the Road." Life is filled with forks in the road. It isn't a matter of if we encounter a fork in the road, but when will we and how many will we experience in a lifetime. I love to strum my guitar. I am not a great guitar player but I enjoy it. I also enjoy writing music. I get excited with I feel a new song emerging. I live with my wife Cindy and our little dog, "Bishop" in Lufkin, Texas. I spent the past 30 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches all over east and southeast Texas, from just north of Tyler to south of Houston, from the Gulf Coast to east of Madisonville. I currently serve Perritte Memorial UMC in Nacogdoches. I spent one year in the classroom, teaching High School government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Cindy and I have been married for 43 years. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I enjoy preaching and all it's aspects from research to writing to the actual preaching event. I also love writing, reading. I have dabble in drawing and "painting" with pastels as well as woodworking and woodcarving. My current projects are two ukuleles. I collect, repair and restore guitars too. I play the guitar (badly, but I still do) I also enjoy working with paracord on various projects, mostly prayer ropes I usually give away. I hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Data Processing, from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Doctor of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology. This blog started out as devotional writings. In August of 2020, I made a major change to the blog, switching to a daily theme format. Sunday Sermon-usually my manuscript sermon Miscellaneous Monday-misc. writing, poetry, ministry Tuesday Thoughts-Devotion Wed. with Wesleys-hist. & theol. of early Methodists TED Talk Thursday-Video & appl. in current theology Five for Friday-5 things I've seen & my thoughts Sing-Along Sat. - Usually a new song I have written I write, "Strumming a G-Chord with Dr.B." to get my thoughts onto something permanent. After all, they say, once something is on the internet it never really goes away. Still, I hope you enjoy reading it. Who knows, it might generate a bit of discussion between you and me and anyone else who might make their way here. Seeking the Genuine, Keith Lufkin, Texas August 2020

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