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Monday, December 31, 2012

Get Ready for the New

It's my prayer that God would do some incredible miracles in your life in 2013. God's miracles often start with our commitments. As we say “good-bye” to 2012 and “hello” 2013, what new commitments do you need to make? How can you get ready for the new? If 2013 is going to be a great […]

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Moisturizer Miracle

The other day I was reminded that it was winter. How? My hands notified me. They had taken on their winterized look and feel — dry, rough, irritated. I did something that I rarely do any other time of the year. I applied some moisturizer to them. And let the record reflect, it was moisturizer […]

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy, Happy, Happy?

“I'm not happy with ____________________ . I'm not happy about ____________________ .” You fill in the blanks. It's highly likely that something readily comes to mind that completes the sentences. Your answers might be: “the weather, my job, my marriage, my boss, my children, my looks … “ There's no shortage of things that drag […]

Friday, December 14, 2012

Be Big!

We sometimes have needs that require us to ask someone for something. Making the “ask” for aid, assistance or advice isn’t easy for many folks. While there’re people whose first name should be “Ask,” because of the frequency and shamelessness of their requests, there’re many others for whom asking anyone for anything is absolutely excruciating. […]

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

How To Keep A Good Attitude

Attitudes are a big part of life. They affect our feelings, impact our productivity and determine the quality of our relationships. We should never underestimate their power. When attitudes are improved, all parts of our lives improve. What is an attitude? It's the way we think about something or someone, and the emotions that go […]

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2 Things You Need

God has a unique plan and purpose for your life. There's a work He wants you to do that no one can do quite like you. Certain resources are essential for effectiveness and success in God's assignments for your life. You can't do what you need to do or accomplish what you need to accomplish […]

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It’s Good To Give Thanks

I will give thanks … — Psalm 7:17 Each year we’re reminded of a very important part of life — of something that should be deeply ingrained in our character — the value of gratitude. The Bible is full of exhortations to give thanks — to God and people — for the blessings and gifts […]

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cleaning Out

The human heart is much like a container. Throughout life we accumulate experiences and emotions, some good and some not so good. The good times and relationships of life leave us with positive memories and pleasant feelings. They build trust in us, and bring us joy and positive expectations for the future. The painful experiences […]

Friday, October 26, 2012

Improving Your Serve

Service is a big deal. Restaurants, hotels, companies and corporations are sometimes judged more by their service than by their products. Wise leaders work hard at “improving the serve” of their organization. Why? Because pleasant, responsive, thorough and gracious service is a key to building something great. And according to Jesus, it's one of the […]

Monday, October 22, 2012

Don’t Stray, Stay!

There are times when we all need help finding our way. As we navigate life we're faced with decisions, choices, options and opportunities. The steps we take and the turns we make matter. We need to navigate life wisely, and carefully. To wisely navigate life we need the help of the right people. When we […]

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Getting Personal

There's a big difference between knowing about someone and really knowing someone. The difference is a personal relationship. We all know lots of things about lots of people, but when it comes to the people we really “know,” our list is much shorter. Real relationships are something desired by most folks. Why? Because loyal, long-term […]

Monday, October 15, 2012

When “It’s” Gone

I suppose all of us have found ourselves in situations when we're running short, or perhaps have totally run out of something we desperately need. It could be limited financial resources to meet a pressing bill. It might be the loss of focus, inspiration, energy or motivation to get a job done. It could be […]

Friday, October 12, 2012

Next Level Faith

How's your faith? The Bible tells us that faith is the key to pleasing God (Hebrews 11:6). It's also one of the keys to a peaceful and productive life. Faith connects us to God and to all the gifts and blessings He wants to give us. One of the best ways to grow faith is […]

Monday, September 24, 2012

Taught By Tests

Every good teacher appreciates the value of tests. Unfortunately, students don't usually feel the same way about them. Most pupils see testing as something instructors do TO them, not FOR them. Actually tests are not for the benefit of the teacher only. Well-designed tests provide both the teacher and the student an opportunity to see […]

Monday, September 17, 2012


One of the greatest joys of my life is being a grandfather. Currently my wife and I have 5 precious and beautiful kids that call us “Papa and Gramma” — 2 boys and 3 girls. There's nothing like it! The 2 boys, now 5 and 3 years old, live nearby, so I'm able to see, […]

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Principle of the Present

Maybe you've heard the old adage – ''Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!'' Every day is a gift from God. This recognition prompted the psalmist to write these words: This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. — Psalm 118:24 (NLT) The writer […]