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Earl Middleton http://earlmiddleton.com edgy writing.inspired teaching.practical faith Thu, 19 May 2016 18:44:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.2 The Blueprint for Busting Out of Pig Pens http://earlmiddleton.com/blueprint-for-busting-out-of-pig-pens/ http://earlmiddleton.com/blueprint-for-busting-out-of-pig-pens/#respond Thu, 19 May 2016 05:57:48 +0000 http://earlmiddleton.com/?p=3152 Busting out of a pig pen is not as easy as it sounds. By the time we arrive there we're so resource depleted that it would seem like the only way out is to be rescued by some good samaritan. Which makes the story Jesus tells of the lost son even more remarkable. Continue reading

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How to Help Your Prodigal Child http://earlmiddleton.com/help-prodigal-child/ http://earlmiddleton.com/help-prodigal-child/#respond Thu, 12 May 2016 00:11:15 +0000 http://earlmiddleton.com/?p=3143 Holding your child accountable is part of a legitimate spiritual skillset called parenting that does pay off in the long run. Cf. the prodigal son's father, who held his son accountable by allowing him to make a bad decision he … Continue reading

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How to Make Hard Things Easy Peasy http://earlmiddleton.com/make-hard-things-easy-peasy/ http://earlmiddleton.com/make-hard-things-easy-peasy/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:26:02 +0000 http://earlmiddleton.com/?p=3115 When we say something is hard what we really mean is that it’s going to cost us some pain and the outcome is not guaranteed, so we’re ambivalent about making that pain investment. So, can we eliminate the word HARD from our vocabulary and experience? Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Stop Grieving! http://earlmiddleton.com/3-reasons-to-stop-grieving/ http://earlmiddleton.com/3-reasons-to-stop-grieving/#respond Wed, 17 Feb 2016 07:47:55 +0000 http://earlmiddleton.com/?p=3091 If you're ever going to enjoy the following three necessities of a satisfying life then you must decide to take control of the grief process and determine its endpoint. You're going to have to decide when to put and end to your grief. Continue reading

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The 5 S’s of Team Success http://earlmiddleton.com/5-ses-of-team-success/ http://earlmiddleton.com/5-ses-of-team-success/#respond Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:32:22 +0000 http://earlmiddleton.com/?p=3074 Families, companies, churches, community organizations, and government entities are all teams. They all function with the same 5 fundamental principles, and succeed or fail for the same reasons. Continue reading

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Four Ways to Boost Creativity…Naturally http://earlmiddleton.com/how-to-boost-creativity/ http://earlmiddleton.com/how-to-boost-creativity/#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2016 07:38:25 +0000 http://earlmiddleton.com/?p=3040 Painted yourself into a corner and desperate to find the way out? You don't have an information problem. Your solution lies in a jolt of creativity. Continue reading

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How to Fast Track Victory Over Any Trial http://earlmiddleton.com/how-to-fast-track-victory-over-any-trial/ http://earlmiddleton.com/how-to-fast-track-victory-over-any-trial/#respond Sun, 10 Jan 2016 23:11:30 +0000 http://earlmiddleton.com/?p=3023 Trials are a certainty in every life, no matter how rich or connected or evolved one might be. But although we can't eliminate trials from our lives we certainly can shorten them. Here's how. Continue reading

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Is Your Behavior Telling Your Spouse to Cheat? http://earlmiddleton.com/is-your-behavior-telling-your-spouse-to-cheat/ http://earlmiddleton.com/is-your-behavior-telling-your-spouse-to-cheat/#respond Thu, 07 Jan 2016 23:18:49 +0000 http://earlmiddleton.com/?p=3004 What could possibly drive a woman to tell her husband, through words or actions, to cheat on her? Continue reading

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Why Preaching to Your Rebellious Kid Won’t Work http://earlmiddleton.com/why-preaching-to-your-rebellious-kid-wont-work/ http://earlmiddleton.com/why-preaching-to-your-rebellious-kid-wont-work/#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2016 23:06:43 +0000 http://earlmiddleton.com/?p=2997 When raising rebellious children we need to stop depending on the logic of the word to produce change in their lives. Just telling them what to do and telling them why they need to do it won’t get them to do it. They need a sign. Continue reading

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Divine Failure http://earlmiddleton.com/divine-failure/ http://earlmiddleton.com/divine-failure/#respond Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:01:39 +0000 http://earlmiddleton.com/?p=2955 Jesus came to his own, and his own received him not (he was sent to be rejected, God knowing he would be rejected because His people, Israel, were still blind and not ready). So to as many as received him, … Continue reading

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