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Friday, September 27, 2019

Pray it and Say it!

| 1:21 MIN READ | What you pray about and talk about reveals a lot about you. If it’s important or concerning to you, you’ll likely talk to God and others about it. Hopefully, one of your greatest concerns is the kind of life you are living and the kind of house you are building. […]

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Clean Up!

| 1:21 MIN READ | Life is messy. Let your house go a few days or weeks without cleaning, and you’ll see. It’s called “a mess.” The only way to keep a mess out is by regular cleaning. Perhaps one day someone will create a completely self-cleaning house, but until then, the job falls on […]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Keeping the Mouse out of Your House

| 1:16 MIN READ | You probably had the problem — A mouse in your house! It’s an unpleasant discovery. Hopefully, it moves you to action. When it comes to mice in your home, the old proverb of Benjamin Franklin is appropriate, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The best way […]

Thursday, September 19, 2019

You Need to See to Be

| 1:33 MIN READ | The ability to see is a great gift. I’m not referring to physical sight, but vision, perception, and discernment. Helen Keller, the deaf and blind author and lecturer of the 1900s, made this statement, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” To be spiritually […]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

It Starts with You!

| 1:41 MIN READ | Security is a big deal. Every year Americans spend billions of dollars seeking to make their lives more secure. Security is necessary because of potential threats to life and property. It’s the way we protect ourselves from the bad guys. Just as there are threats in the seen world, there […]

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Is Your House Secure?

| 1:22 MIN READ | One of the biggest businesses in America is home security. Every year in the USA we spend over $20 billion (yes, a B!) on home systems and monitoring services. One research agency reported that a home burglary happens every 18 seconds in the USA. At least 3 break-ins every minute! […]

Monday, September 16, 2019

Quality Construction

| 1:16 MIN READ | How strong is your house? From time to time the construction quality of structures are tested. Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters test the integrity of houses and buildings. A few months ago, I had a conversation with a gentleman in our church that reminded me of the importance […]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

As Goes Your Mind So Goes…

| 1:24 MIN READ | What are you thinking about? This question is far more important than we imagine. Thoughts are not benign, impotent, non-consequential things. They have a significant impact on our choices and quality of life. Your mindset sets the direction of your life. What is a “mindset?” It’s the way you regularly […]

Monday, September 9, 2019

Following The Right Building Codes

| 1:11 MIN READ | People living in areas prone to natural disasters often build houses differently. They follow a set of building codes and requirements specifically designed to increase the chances of structures surviving things like hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. The potential threat of destruction prompts more conscientious building. The Bible talks a lot […]

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Bringing the Devil through the Door

| 1:12 MIN READ | A thief is planning to break into your house! Do I have your attention? Jesus clearly described our spiritual enemy, the devil, as a thief. Look at what He said in John 10:10 (NIV) “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may […]

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

House Wars

| 1:36 MIN READ | Most often we think of war as something affecting nations or groups with opposing ideas, agendas, or deep antagonism. The truth is, war happens at lots of levels. People have internal wars. Friendships sometimes turn into battle zones through misunderstanding and hurt. Many households are war zones, filled with hatred, […]

Monday, September 2, 2019

How Secure Are You?

| 0:57 MIN READ | One of the realities of today’s world is the pervasive need for security. Billions of dollars are spent annually on it. From home and corporate systems focused on physical security to sophisticated systems addressing cybersecurity, it’s clear that security is something we long for and need. Security is needed in […]

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Myth of Experience Education

| 1:31 MIN READ | How many times have you heard, “Experience is a great teacher?” We often talk about learning by experience. I have noticed in my life, and the lives of others, that no one learns by experience. Alone, experience teaches you nothing. It’s not experience that teaches you; it’s examined experience that […]

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Pay Me Now or …

| 1:52 MIN READ | You’ve heard the phrase before, “Pay me now or pay me later!” It refers to the tendency we have to take short cuts in life. Our desire to get certain things done quickly or cheaply often results in skimping on the necessities. Short cuts come with consequences. They don’t last. […]

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Put Your Foot Down

| 1:45 MIN READ | Have you ever been frustrated by a repeating set of problems or lack of response to your needs? Maybe you’ve given your children some instructions they repeatedly ignore. Finally, you come to a firm decision to see something change. We have a phrase we use for times like this, “I’m […]

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Reorder Your Priorities

| 1:34 MIN READ | Have you ever worked diligent preparing a report or document, and forget to save it? I’ve lost quite a few of these over the years. I, for one, am deeply grateful for whoever invented auto-save! No one enjoys working hard to create something that’s lost or destroyed. We want our […]