A lot of people live their lives defined by their circumstances. They feel stuck. They feel a sense of hopelessness in life or in some particular situation they are facing. If you have ever been there, I don’t have to tell you that it’s not a fun place to be. Living life defined by […]
“An insane pace is NOT necessary for effective leadership!”
In his excellent book Replenish, Lance Witt makes this observation: “We have been scammed into believing that an insane pace is simply the price tag of effective leadership.” He later makes the statement, “You can’t live life at warp speed without warping your soul.” I couldn’t agree more! Every day I talk to people who […]
It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just around the corner! Now it’s time to break out the left-overs and eat turkey prepared in every way imaginable for the next few days! It’s also an easy time to forget about all we have to be thankful for as our sights get […]
For this I am Thankful ….
“I will… not forget the glorious things God does for me. He forgives all my sins. He heals me. He ransoms me from hell. He surrounds me with love … He fills my life with good things … He is merciful and tender toward those who don’t deserve it; He is slow to get angry … He never bears a grudge … He has not punished us as we deserve for our sins.”
Ps. 103:2-11 (LB)
I love the holidays. There is an excitement that comes with the anticipation of Thanksgivng, Christmas, and the thought of a brand New Year! However, all of the activities surrounding holiday celebrations can bring an added degree of stress into our lives. A lot of “stuff’ gets added to our already busy lives. As you […]
In my message today, I shared a story of my getting a careless driving ticket as a teenager. Way back in 1973, the ticket carried a hefty monetary penalty of $220.00. That probably would be the equivalent of about $500.00 today. Back in those days, I was about 16 years old […]
Mercy is genuine compassion, expressed in genuine help … selfless concern expressed in selfless deeds.
Last week as I was preparing my sermon I was reminded of God’s amazing grace. I often tell people that as I am preparing, God uses my own studies to “preach to me.” As I studied beatitude #4 … hungering and thirsting for righteousness, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own shortcomings and my futile attempts […]
It is amazing how God teaches you through the everyday experiences of life. Last week I experienced one of those really cool moments in life. I got to watch my four year old grandson play his very first T-Ball game. A lot of thoughts passed through my mind as I watched him take the field. […]