Are you taking action?

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 | 7 Comments
Are you taking action?

“I must do something” always solves more problems than “Something must be done.” ~ Author Unknown It’s easy to sit around and complain about troubles that need resolving, and continue to complain while nothing changes. But it’s productive to get up and do something that improves circumstances. Be the one that makes the positive difference!

The tree that fell the wrong way

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 | 31 Comments
The tree that fell the wrong way

Sometimes, outcomes in life don’t occur the way we expected. In fact, sometimes they occur exactly the opposite way we had anticipated. What then? Do we give up? Do we throw up our hands in despair and walk away? Last week, I had an 80-foot-tall dead tree I needed to cut down before it fell […]

Follow through with the right thing to do

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 | 17 Comments
Follow through with the right thing to do

“It is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” ~ James 4:17, NLT It will always feel good to do the right thing. Don’t be afraid to follow through with where God is leading you. You will be blessed, and so will those around you.

What are you doing that is spiritual?

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 | 20 Comments
What are you doing that is spiritual?

Would you like to do something worthwhile today? Then ask yourself, “What am I doing that is spiritual?” Whatever you accomplish spiritually will stick with you forever. It will create a growing sense of purpose and worth, bless you and those whom you interact with, and create a better life experience. For instance, one might […]

What are you going to do?

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 | 8 Comments
What are you going to do?

I learned a valuable spiritual lesson at a recent tennis lesson. While learning to approach the net and put the ball away better, I missed a shot I should have gotten, and my coach asked, “What were you thinking about?” I told him that I was thinking about what he was doing. And he quickly […]

You can’t return to a place you’ve never been

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 | 25 Comments
You can’t return to a place you’ve never been

A visitor to my church shared a testimony the other night that brought out an absolute truth in a memorable way. He related that as a teenager he was a very active athlete involved with numerous sports. One time, while ice skating, he injured one of his knees badly, but prayed with a Christian Science […]

Refuse to accept the garbage as your own

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 | 15 Comments
Refuse to accept the garbage as your own

If you were enjoying a casual stroll through a park and someone walked up to you with 50 pounds of garbage in a sack and insisted, “Here, carry this garbage around for the rest of the week,” would you acquiesce to their demand? Probably not… You have better things to do than carry around a […]

Trust in God’s timely promotion

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 | 2 Comments
Trust in God’s timely promotion

“Be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. ~ I Peter 5:6, MSG At times, the human mind wants to jump in and promote itself, build itself up in the eyes of others, be sure everyone knows how great […]

Neutralize the doubts

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 | 22 Comments
Neutralize the doubts

I was talking with a practicing Christian Scientist who lived in the same home as another family member who didn’t believe in God, didn’t believe in prayer, and didn’t believe there was anything to Christian Science. This person was struggling with doubts about her capacity to heal through prayer. After hearing her story, I told […]

Get back up

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 | 12 Comments
Get back up

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ~ Japanese Proverb God is there to help you stand.