The Seven Habits of Wholeness Explained

Wholeness – Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

By Maury Robertson | March 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Night I Met God This is one of my first childhood memories.  My mom had tucked me in and I was staring at the ceiling when, suddenly, I was in the presence of God. I felt loved. I felt safe. I felt happy. I felt things too wonderful to describe. I wasn’t lying in…

Habit #1: Make Brokenness a Door – Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

By Maury Robertson | March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

How I Lost It Like most young people, I started life optimistically. I married a beautiful girl, started a church, built a house and raised three kids. Everything went according to the script, except that somewhere along the way I developed a slow leak. Julie and I went from a tiny apartment, to a condo,…

Habit #2: Trust Jesus – Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

By Maury Robertson | March 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Shooting Star The summers of my college years were spent working with youth at a big church in Richland Washington. I loved all of the kids but there was a special connection with a few. Jeff was one of those. He showed up early to help me set things up and was one of the…

Habit #3: Hope in God – Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

By Maury Robertson | March 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

We Owe the IRS. What’s Your Story? Julie and I just got our tax information. We were hoping to get money back this year but due to some stupidity on our part and bad advice we owe $5136. The real challenge is not coming up with $5136. The real challenge is not letting the bad…

Habit #4: Let God Love You – Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

By Maury Robertson | April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dueling Billboards As Julie and I travel around the country, we see many billboards and church marquis. Most of these say in one way or another that God loves us. But along with these glad tidings of a loving God stand others, which tell a very different story. One of these, for example, has a…

Habit #5: Love Everyone – Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

By Maury Robertson | April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rejected! How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the best Dr. Seuss movie ever. In the 2000 version with Jim Carey, the Grinch lives in exile and on a snow-covered mountain. Every day he wallows in his hatred for the people of Whoville. How did this situation arise? Rejection.  The Grinch was different from the other…

Habit #6: Shine – Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

By Maury Robertson | April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

This week is pure fun. Shining is not a chore. It’s not a task on your to-do list. It’s not cranking up a factory to produce something. It’s more like breaking up a log jam to let a river flow. The first five habits are about breaking up the log jam. When you practice them,…

Habit #7: Rest – Curb Your Dogma: Where we leave the beaten path to follow Christ

By Maury Robertson | April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Why God Took the Day Off In the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey recommends “sharpening the saw.” The idea is that every now and then you need to take some time off to refresh. This will make you more effective than if you keep sawing away and never take a time…