William Knelsen

The Discipline of Service: Part 2 of 2

I finally got around to writing the second part of this topic. Between preparing for two sermons, work being busy and trying to keep up with yard work, I have had little time for anything else (not to mention playoff hockey). When we choose to be a servant, we give up the right to be […]

The Discipline of Service: Part 1 of 2

This is such a broad discipline, it’s hard to summarize it in one post, so I will be using two posts for the discipline of service. First, I would like to distinguish the difference between self-righteous service and true service. I will be using references from Richard J. Foster’s Celebration of Discipline as well as […]

The Discipline of Submission

Anyone who knows me well will probably laugh if they see that I am writing on the topic of the discipline of submission. I am not exactly known for how well I submit to others. However, the purpose of writing is not necessarily to tell others how to live, rather, to explain the discipline and, […]

When A Son Helps His Father

We were doing some yard work, and I had a wheel barrow full of branches and leaves that I needed to bring to the burn pile. No help was needed, but I asked Caleb to help me, and he thought it was the greatest thing ever to help his dad. He worked and worked, grunted […]

The Discipline of Solitude

The disciplined person is the person who can do what needs to be done when it needs to be done… most of us can get the ball into the hoop eventually, but we can’t do it when it is needed. Likewise, a person who is under the Discipline of silence is a person who can […]


I have neglected spending time on my Blog in the past several days, as I have encountered quite a busy time at work right now. I will be posting once again as soon as work returns to a normal pace. In the mean time, I have one quote from a book I am reading called […]

The Discipline of Simplicity

This discipline is a massive kick in the ass of Western Civilization. I will quote from several places in Richard J. Foster’s chapter on Simplicity: Simplicity is freedom… simplicity brings joy and balance… Contemporary culture lacks both the inward reality and the outward life-style of simplicity… We are trapped in a maze of competing attachments… […]

The Discipline of Study

As Richard J. Foster writes in his book, Celebration of Discipline, study involves four steps: Repetition. Ingrained habits of thought can be formed by repetition alone, thus changing behavior. Concentration. The brains natural ability to store and focus on information is enhanced when, with singleness of purpose, we center our attention upon a desired object […]

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