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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Don’t Stop Growing

Most people I’ve encountered express a desire to grow in life—spiritually, mentally, emotionally, relationally, and professionally. It’s a rare person who’s happy just the way they are. However, translating the desire to grow into reality is quite a different matter. Why? Because growth is hard. Growth requires changing long-set habits and patterns. Growth involves deeper […]

Monday, May 6, 2019

Good and Broken

You’ve met them before. Perhaps you’ve even been that person. I am talking about the person who refuses to change their thinking, despite the facts. It’s the one knowingly stuck in their destructive ways, yet unwilling to do anything about it. We use an adjective for folks like this — stubborn! It’s a highly negative character flaw that guarantees bad decisions.

Monday, October 22, 2018

How to Be Humble

| 1:21 min read | I’m sure you’ve met arrogant people during the course of your life. There’s nothing quite as repulsive as encountering someone who’s totally impressed with themselves and their “accomplishments.” The name-dropping, boasting, and sense of self-importance create a nauseating stench around such a soul. They may even mask their pride with […]

Monday, September 10, 2018

Change Your World for the Better

| 1:24 min read | Most people have a desire to make a difference. The challenge is in translating this desire into reality. While we want to make a positive difference in the world, we need to know that we can, and how we can do it. Jesus gave us the way, and it’s actually […]

Friday, September 7, 2018

Passing the Test of Blessing

| 1:28 min read | How do you handle the good times in life? As surely as life has its share of heartache and adversity, there are also moments of blessing. God blesses us with miracle moments and seasons. At any time, God can break into your world and pour out blessing on you. The […]

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Purpose of Blessings

| 1:03 min read | There are two main tests of a person’s character: adversity and prosperity. Some folks don’t survive tough times. In the midst of difficulty, they give up and bail out on God and others. The opposite is true also. Seasons of blessing can also ruin people. Just as we need to […]

Thursday, August 16, 2018

How to Become Wise?

| 1:15 min read | Bookstores are filled with “how to” books. A quick web search on “how to” articles or videos yields thousands of links. We all appreciate practical help when we are trying to do something new, or something we’re unfamiliar with. The Bible teaches us what we need more than anything else. […]

Friday, June 29, 2018

The Power of an Apology

| 1:06 min read | The toughest words for some people to say are “I’m sorry.” Apologies are too often viewed as a sign of weakness. Pride and stubbornness cause people to dig their heels into the proverbial ground and refuse to admit their relationship mistakes. As hard as it may be to do, apologies […]