How to Sort Out Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom

Learning what to do -- and why

“Like the useless legs of one who is lame     is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.” – Proverbs 26:7 It seems we are awash in data. The sheer amount of stuff one has to learn and retain has increased geometrically over the course of our lifetimes. Don’t ask me to cite the source […]

My Favorite Supplements for Energy, Health & Longevity

There's a pill for that -- your mileage may vary, however

“I don’t care how old I live; I just want to be LIVING while I am living!” – Fitness pioneer Jack Lalanne In previous posts, we’ve talked about the principles of fitness, the proper technique for pull-ups, and the correct macronutrients for getting strong and staying lean. Today, I’d like to tell you about some […]

Re-post: Want to Get Lean? Eat Fat and Protein

Optimize your fuel mixture and staying fit gets easier

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz Recently, I wrote about how I broke through from fat to fit. In that post, I promised to share what I’ve learned over time about eating for optimum fitness. Some of this might be new to you […]

The Uses and Limits of Politics for Righteous People

Yes, of course you should vote, but...

“When good people are promoted, everything is great,     but when the bad are in charge, watch out!” – Proverbs 28:12 (The Message) If the ramp up to presidential primaries has your head spinning and or your stomach turning — after all, somebody once said politics was a beauty contest for ugly people — I think […]

Thanks Be to God! Pastor Saeed is Free!

Many of us have been praying for Pastor Saeed Abedini, the Iranian-born American pastor who has been a prisoner in Iran for the past three years. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) confirmed this morning that Saeed has received his freedom. This is great good news, and the answer to millions of prayers. […]

Congratulations! You Didn’t Win the Powerball Jackpot

Prepare yourself to work for it.

“Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.” – Proverbs 13:1 (ESV) Each of us needs to work. Most of us have to work for economic reasons, but there are also social, emotional, and spiritual reasons that compel us to work. This need to work is on my mind […]

How Self-Control Can Save a Victory

Rashness is nothing new

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,     but he who hates reproof is stupid.” -Proverbs 12:1 (ESV) If you’re a fan of professional football — the real as opposed to the fantasy kind — you probably saw last Saturday’s game between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati and the surprising episode that took place late in the fourth quarter. The […]

Re-post: Seven Principles of Fitness

Get in shape for life

“The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger If you’re committed to becoming the best possible version of yourself, you can’t ignore your body. Maybe you have a gym membership, or maybe you own some weights, but do […]

Want to Be A Wizard? Learn What They Knew

Seek wisdom and emulate the greats

“We three kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts, we traverse afar…” This week marks the Feast of the Epiphany — the observance of the arrival of the Wise Men who came to worship the baby Jesus. Now, the date is not exact, and it’s exceedingly unlikely that the wise men arrived on the night Jesus […]

Desire is the Word for This New Year

Live 2016 Like You Mean It

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill Happy New Year, all you Ontozoans! You’ve very likely made some resolutions and/or established some goals for 2016 — I’ve been refining my own list — and I hope you’re taking to heart some of the things we discussed here and here. Rather than […]