So, I am apparently becoming my dad. Is that a bad thing? Yes, I have been known to introduce myself and my wife to the
Some notes from Jason’s posts. Some are newer than others, but the wisdom carries forward. Recently, I hit a little snag financially. My mortgage went
You are likely one decision away from a breakthrough. What’s holding you back? Your choices will determine your destiny. In fact, the choices you make
The first quarter of 2021 is coming to a close, and I’ll finish my fifth book of the year today. Here’s the list, and you’ll
What does your identity have to do with your goals and processes and your everyday life? Answer: A lot! In fact, maybe everything. In fact,
It doesn’t take much to lay the groundwork for a miracle.
You have an opportunity to be an Encourager-in-Chief today. You have the opportunity to plant a seed. Don’t try to find the time. Make time today.
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”- C.S. Lewis. Without a doubt, we spend too much time in the past —
It’s during times like these that I am slow to speak and quick to listen. The hatred being spewed by Christians—licensed by ignorance—leads me to
“I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. “ ~Abraham Lincoln. Most of us have learned a
Who you are determines what you do. Your identity is how God sees you and, ultimately, how you see you. Notice there is nothing in
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” ~Mark Twain. More people
“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the
Who or what is standing in the way of your success or your dreams? Is it circumstances? People? The state of the world? Upbringing? Money
Throughout history, men and women have left bread crumb trails to success and helped keep us on course with their momentary snapshots in time. These
As we settle into 2021, there is a myriad of thoughts on most Americans’ minds. New Year’s resolutions, goals for the year and plans may
Several years ago, I heard a Florida pastor tell a congregation this message: Your destiny is greater than your disaster. That statement has never been
Perhaps you’ve heard. A new president takes office this week. The changes may seem radical to you or not, but with every change in an
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” ~Harry Truman. What are you reading this year? Or perhaps the better question: Are you
We need discernment in what we see and what we hear and what we believe.~Chuck Swindoll. Truth, half-truth, part-truth, no truth, facts, opinions, wishes, spin.
It’s been an incredible year. Believe it or not, we’ve been on this COVID, political, election, economical journey for nearly a year! For most of
As we try to settle into 2021, there is a myriad of thoughts on most Americans’ minds. Forget the standard New Year’s resolutions. Who’s in
It’s Monday. Think about your day — and thus your week — so far. Are you already frustrated, overwhelmed or dazed? Emails, TV, app notifications,
Many of you remember the beautiful and fitting speech Oprah gave at the Golden Globes in 2018. One of the best I’ve heard, but one
While the world reels from COVID-19 and the U.S. stumbles through an election morass that has yielded division and discord, there is a beacon on
Well, we’re here. Election Day 2020. The campaigning is over, but be sure the craziness won’t end when the polls close tonight. But you can
The sun will rise again, and we will move on. ~Unknown. The good news is that it should end on Tuesday. The bad news is
“Don’t place eternal hope in temporary kingdoms.” ~Daniel Grothe, pastor New Life Church. I understand there is an election coming up. Yes, I voted, and
Writing things down is always a plus. We write on the back of napkins, bills, scratch paper, business card and even on our hands. Often, we throw those notes, reminders or numbers away (or wash them off our hands), unfortunately often without ever referring back to them.
Money is neither good nor evil, but how you manage, spend and handle that money are direct reflections of your character, your behavior and your values. Billy Graham said: “Give me five minutes with a person’s checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is.”
If you want to see clearly in 2020, glance backwards and focus forward.
If you knew then what you know now, what would you have done differently 4-5 months ago? That is still valuable insight, so don’t disregard it.
No, you aren’t going crazy!
Bizarre times can breed distraction, bad decisions, frustration and confusion. But it’s not a time to be hasty, whimsical or anxious. It’s a time to set yourself apart and be reasonable in a chaotic and topsy-turvy world.
Here are some sanity reminders when the crazy gets going.
Yes, there are more important things than getting more money. Absolutely. Learning to manage your money, however, is essential to eliminating stress and anxiety in that life.
What’s more important than money? Click the link to read a short list of things that are critical to your future, even more than acquiring more money.
You don’t have to be stressed about your money. Here are 5 easy ways to stop the money stress and start to live the life of your dreams.
It’s amazing how often we try everything in our toolbox. And, then, when we can’t fix it or control it or overcome it…we turn to prayer. Is it a matter of forgetfulness, pride that we can handle it without God or just our fast-paced lives that want the instant gratification we believe we won’t get from praying?
What would change in your life if you took the next five minutes to pray about that unique challenge?
The signs are developing before our eyes and those signs are bubbling to the top in dramatic fashion.
But the key for you and me is to create good out of the bad and to be prepared. It was Walt Disney who said in a previous economic downturn: “I’ve heard there’s going to be a recession. I’ve decided not to participate.” Heed the signs and plan accordingly.
You can survive the approaching storm.
You have a choice on the road you take. Some roads are easier than others, so count the cost before you start your journey.
Never choose the road just because it’s the road for your friend, your dad, your co-worker or even your pastor. Choose the road for you. Indeed, it will make all the difference.
Believe me, you have a point. You’ve made it in conversation, on Facebook, in your rants, in the grocery store and at church. It’s evident
God doesn’t cause chaos and confusion, but he certainly speaks in the midst of it.
The shaking has begun and God is trying to get our attention. It’s incumbent on each of us to find out what He may be saying to us.
“Crises are part of life. Everybody has to face them, and it doesn’t make any difference what the crisis is.” ~Jack Nicklaus We’re spending some time
In recent weeks, it’s become evident that if you want to reach a goal, a dream or even change your life, it requires adopting a different perspective and different outlook on life. There’s always a price to pay, a sacrifice and a journey. Generally, that journey takes us outside of our comfort zone and requires a change in mindset and direction.
You have this moment, this snapshot in time. Embrace it!
In reality, tomorrow depends more on today than today depends on tomorrow.
What will you do with it?
2020: The funky year.
Stay tuned. Funky will continue, sports — or some semblance of it — will return, you’ll still have to clip your toenails in six months and 2021 is coming…soon.
Don’t wait for tough times to arrive because they are inevitable.
Health, family, finances and faith. These are the important four walls of everyone’s lives.
We live in a gimme-gimme-gimme, what-can-you-do-for-me society. Many people today are in search of a handout, and leaders and politicians often seem eager to cooperate.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~John
Here are seven principles you’ll find in the Bible that you can make the basis or your money journey. Whether it’s retirement, saving, giving, getting out of debt or just your perspective on money, you’ll find a strong foundation in these precepts and fundamentals.
It’s been a long year this month. We’ve watched as spring turned to summer and lockdown became safer-at-home. We’ve transitioned from fear to chaos to
Don’t allow Monday to drag you down. Instead, kickstart your week with a fresh, new approach. Pick out a couple of our suggestions here to help turn Monday from dread and fear to confidence and amazement.
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. ~1 Timothy
Whether you call it scary, exciting or unsettling, one thing is for sure: The world is going through a mammoth transformation. These are days you