As we turn the page on 2017 and enter into the first day of 2018, we would be well to imprint Jesus’ final words onto our hearts and minds. As he left this earth and charged us to fulfill his mission, he knew there would be really difficult challenges in store. And so he leaves … Continue reading 3 Promises to Hold Unto in the New Year!
As we wrap up 2017 and prepare for 2018, we can't help but ponder how we would like to change or improve in the coming year. We typically codify these aspirations into trite New Year’s Resolutions, most of which are seldom kept.As we begin to consider what we will focus our lives on in the … Continue reading I’m Reorienting New Year’s Resolutions… Will You Join Me?
Each year we look forward to this day with baited breath and intense anticipation. Hopefully you day was filled with fantastic memories, festive fun and great family moments. However, sometimes in spite of all the build up, Christmas Day can pass far to quickly. We can all remember the agony of waiting for the arrival … Continue reading Merry Christmas: Finding Peace in the Busyness of of the Season
Have you ever felt like you were all alone? Be honest... Sometimes it seems like no one is paying attention. In our most honest and vulnerable moments, I believe we all feel this way. This is perhaps one of Satan's most devastating lies. Over and over in the Bible we see the pattern of people feeling … Continue reading 4 Ways God Is Active in Your Life Right Now!
Divisive political ideology, racial discrimination and theological dogma seem to be tearing us apart more and more each day. Contemporary discourse continually pits religious, political, social and racial factions in opposition to one another. Our nation was founded on the incredibly radical notion of freedom and equality for all, and yet the controversies of our time seem to move us further from the ideals upon which we were established. Consider the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence...
God uniquely designed you to truly love your life! My question is.. do you" Bookstores and blogs fill our world with quick fix promises for a better life. But none can offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Everyone I know WANTS to love life! But most people seem to find the notion all to elusive! Perhaps this … Continue reading How to Create a Life You Love… 100% Guaranteed!
For the seemingly thousandth time, my phone just displayed the most annoying warning. "iCloud Storage is Almost Full". This warning is terrifying, because I know, that if my phone usage doesn't change, I am a few days away from a far worse and infinitely more frustrating notification. Soon, at the most inopportune moment, while taking … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Effective Productivity is all About Doing Less!
My alarm reverberated obnoxiously, disrupting the stillness of my sleep far too early this morning. I am committed to wake up early in order to exercise, read and pray. However, each morning when the alarm rings, it is a fight to keep these commitments. My brain comes up with every conceivable excuse to avoid getting … Continue reading Rain, Running, Misery… and a Way to Choose Optimism!
Summer in the north eastern part of the United States this year has seen frequent rainstorms interspersed with long hot sunny days. The result has been the growth of lush, dense foliage in the forested trails around my house. A few weeks ago I was on a run in a nearby park with Yukon, my … Continue reading How to Proceed When the Path is Not Clear
Several years ago, I owned an old silver 1999 Honda Civic. It seldom broke down and when it did the repairs were extremely inexpensive. However, I often forgot to have the oil changed. One day I heard a clunking sound in the engine and watched as smoke began to billow out from under the hood. … Continue reading 4 Simple Steps to Establishing Great Habits