Skip to main content

Sunday, June 8, 2014

How To Handle Hard Times

Life is hard at times. Sometimes it’s excruciatingly painful. Just because we’re believers in Jesus Christ, we don’t by-pass all hardships, trouble, problems and challenges. When we receive Christ we don’t get an “immunity card” that exempts us from difficulties. Our faith is not proven true by the absence of rough stuff but by the […]

Friday, May 23, 2014

Managing Madness

One of the fiercest and most damaging enemies of relationships is anger. Poorly managed anger and unresolved anger have destroyed more marriages, friendships and businesses than perhaps any other thing. It’s something that can flare up in a moment or simmer and stew over a lifetime. It’s a monster you must learn to control, or […]

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Time For A Refresh?

REFRESH — “To make (someone) have more energy and feel less tired; to give someone more: to fill again; to put into a computer’s memory again in order to show new information; to cause an updated version of.” (Mirriam-Webster Dictionary) Refreshing is an important part of life. You can’t go on indefinitely without it. It’s […]

Thursday, May 8, 2014

What’s In Your Future?

Throughout time, people have been intrigued about their tomorrows. Predicting the future is something we continually attempt. From speculations about our personal destiny, to educated guesses about things like the economy, people long to know what’s around the dark, unknown corner of “what will be.” While it would be wonderful to foresee certain things about […]

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fickle No More

This coming weekend we celebrate Palm Sunday. We’re reminded of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem on the Sunday before His crucifixion. That day He rode a donkey from the Mount of Olives into the city hearing the shouts of the crowd — “Hosanna!” Sadly, by that Friday, the people’s praise of Him turned to vicious attacks […]

Monday, March 31, 2014

How To Have A Good Day

“Have a good day!” It’s a cliche we regularly use with little thought. It’s a nice thing to hear and say. Obviously wishing someone a “good day” is better than the alternative — wishing them a “bad day!” But what is a “good day,” and how do we know if we’re having one? Most often […]

Sunday, March 9, 2014

No More Negative

When was the last time you were around a sour, negative, bitter, naysayer? What effect did it have on you? Most likely you started looking for an escape. There’s something about being around someone with a negative spirit that repels rather than attracts. If we hang around this poisonous atmosphere long enough it contaminates us. […]

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

“Wait” Training

If you’ve ever been with kids on a road trip you know that, at some point on the journey you’ll hear the question, “Are we there yet?” When the answer is “no,” the common follow-up question is, “How much longer until we get there?” Adults aren’t much different. We want to “get there” — wherever […]

Thursday, February 27, 2014

What Are You Thinking?

How healthy is your thinking? After coming to know Jesus as our Savior, we can still miss many of the wonderful things God has for us because of a messed up mind. Our lives can be severely limited by sinful, faulty, misguided, dysfunctional and debilitating thinking. The quality of your life is determinded by the […]

Monday, December 23, 2013

Making The Most of a Holiday

I regularly talk to and pray with people who find holidays challenging. For a variety of reasons, special times of the year can feel more like a burden than blessing to some folks. While there's usually some positive anticipation associated with the arrival of a holiday, there can also be apprehension. Holidays can put people […]

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

More Blessed

There’s a familiar phrase — a Bible verse that lots of people recognize. It’s a quote from Jesus that gives us a great life principle: … remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” — Acts 20:35 (NIV) This life principle has been researched and proven […]

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Avoiding “Viruses”

Have you ever been in a confined place with someone who was coughing or sneezing without concern about others around them? This happens frequently in elevators, waiting rooms, lobbies, offices, on airplanes, and in a variety of other environments. What do you feel when this happens? What is your instinctive reaction? If you're like me, […]

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Friends are wonderful. It's great to have people in your life that share some common connection and positive chemistry with you. Being together with a friend is something you look forward to and enjoy. You add to each other's life. Friends are a blessing and a gift. Sadly, however, sometimes friendships face challenges. Something happens […]

Friday, October 18, 2013

One Day …

“One day I'll …. ” You've said this before haven't you? It's called a “good intention.” A “good intention” is what we say we want to be or do, but aren't ready to commit effort and energy to now. It projects into the future a kind of “miracle moment” when we'll finally get down to […]

Friday, September 27, 2013

Don’t Be Afraid Of …

What are your goals? Goals are good things. They point us to a positive future. And as long as your goals are consistent with God's goals for your life, they're worth working toward. But note a key phrase — working toward. Achieving goals requires work. That's why most people never achieve many of their goals. […]

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

When Bad Things Happen

Monday, September 16, 2013 — a day when bad things happened. Twelve people lost their lives and eight others were wounded when Aaron Alexis opened gunfire at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard. As the news unfolded throughout the day hearts were stricken with heaviness for the families suffering loss and pain. Questions, speculations and fear […]