Taking Risks and Living Life “Those who try to keep their lives will lose them. But those who give up their lives will save them.” Luke 17:33 This has often been a confusing verse to me. I always try to take Scripture in its context. The context of this one is Jesus talking about the … Read moreAre You a Risk Taker?
Giants In Our Life When the Nation of Israel began to occupy the Promised Land, the first challenge they faced was giants. You generally run into a “giant(s)” prior to possessing your promise or achieving your dream. Giants are the obstacles that stand between you and your destiny. Giant problems are the test in life that you … Read moreGiants and Dreams
Success In Persistence If I had to pick just one character trait that is a “must have” in order to be successful at anything in life, it would be persistence. In fact, it seems to be the one trait that is the dominant trait in every single, super-successful individual you find. One man said, “It is … Read moreDance Till It Rains
Exploring The Blessed Life I encourage you to read the opening statements of Jesus to his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5. It would make for a very long post to insert them here, but I think most are fairly familiar with the introduction especially. We use the word “blessed” with great frequency in … Read moreThe Blessed Life
Choosing To Be Safe Versus Following Faith A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. (William Shedd) Sitting here in my office this morning a storm just passed by. The winds were approaching 80 mph! That’s tornado force wind. It’s quiet now, but for a few minutes … Read moreSafe Life or Faith Life
Forgiveness is Letting Go “Truly successful people in life are givers and forgivers.” – Zig Ziglar Forgiving is giving up my right to feel angry, hurt, or offended and extending grace to the offender. To give is to bless. To forgive is to release. How do you know if you NEED to forgive someone? If, when you … Read moreForgiveness is Hard Work
Don’t Quit: The Habit The author of the following is unknown, but the message is nonetheless powerful… When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill. When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh. When care … Read moreDon’t Quit!
Th Importance of Dreams Thomas Sikking said in his book “Creative Communication:, “You’re not the product of a broken home, a devastated economy, a world in the upheaval of war, a minority group, a family of drunkards or a poverty-ridden neighborhood. You are the product of your own thinking processes and whatever you’re thinking about … Read moreIn Your Dreams!
Understanding Personal Worth Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. Theodore Roosevelt said, “No man is worth his salt who is not ready at … Read moreAre You Worth Your Salt?
On Being Childlike It’s enough to make you sick. It causes some people a gnawing pain in the pit of the stomach. Others drink more or smoke more or eat more because of it. It’s caused more dreams to be abandoned, kept more people from pursuing a new career, robbed more people of joy in life, … Read moreOn Being Childlike Part 1