Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
The current coronavirus situation has caused many of us to change perspectives, alter our direction and even change professions. Though we couldn’t have foreseen the
You can get more from the Table of Contents of some books than if you read others from cover to cover. Well, that’s my story
Money and the Bible.
The Bible is clear and provides plenty of guidelines, criteria and direction on how to deal with money. Financial coaches like Larry Burkett, Ron Blue and Dave Ramsey are wise men, but they regularly mirror and echo what is found in scripture.
Read the complete article to find out more about what the Bible says about your money.
There’s nothing new under the sun, but you can never stop learning. That’s a paradox of sorts, but it’s true nonetheless. Often, old knowledge in
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Turn the tables. Give more to the world today than you take out. You will bless others, energize yourself and please God all at the same time!
Despite the nastiness and ridiculousness around us, there are still some good things in the world today. Celebrate the good stuff. Celebrate the little things. Take a moment and enjoy nature, the sounds and the scenes.
And have a bowl of ice cream!
God doesn’t care about your talents, your abilities, your credentials, your accomplishments or how big a house you have or how many cars you own. None of that matters in the big picture—only your willingness and availability. If you still think your education is a big deal, read the scripture at the top of this blog entry.
..but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance
Stop worrying about what can go wrong and get excited about what can go right! ~Unknown. We get so worked up over little things. The
“It’s not whether you got knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” ~Vince Lombardi. The end is only the beginning. This cornavirus environment has brought
Spread the word, the cashless society is coming and so is the end of the world. Just not yet.
It’s a little late to chime in with righteous indignation about how close we are though. Going cashless is simply not much of an inconvenience to most of us, but it’s more about the symbolic snapshot and the state of the times.
It’s time to get a grip folks. In recent days, it’s become even more evident: Life has changed. People have changed. Circumstances have changed.
Or, have they? Take a look at these 4 Things we must address this week!
Everyone has them, right? The things other people do that we just can’t seem to cope with. The things that are fingernails on a chalkboard to you! The things that get your dander up!
You might want to read the full story. YOU may just be one of mine!
You can learn a lot when you ask the right questions. Especially when you are honest with yourself about the answers. But it’s not enough to answer the questions. The big question is what you will do with the answers.
Once you answer these questions, you will have an opportunity to take the next step. Remember, to change your life, you must change your priorities and habits. These questions will get you started on that journey and help you to identify areas of your life that you can adjust or modify.
Yes, the coronavirus carousel continues, and it seems as though the operator can’t find the “stop” button. But the good news is that you can get off any time you want! It’s a simple decision, really. And perhaps you’ll find yourself laughing rather than suffocating under the cacophony of noise around you.
Remember this: there is hope. You can do it! You can climb out of the rut, and you can get up off the mat!
Whatever your dilemma or conundrum, the big question is this: What are you going to do about it? And, when?
The warning signs are everywhere: Lower GDP, higher unemployment, rising federal debt. The numbers are staggering, and it could be 2-3 years before America hits a financial recovery in stride. For example, airlines say they may not be back to 2019 levels until 2022-23. This is not a scare tactic, nor is it fear-mongering and we aren’t delving into conspiracy theories.
Time to break the stress!
Do you mind and your body a favor! Beat the relentless tension that shows up at your door daily!
We are Americans first!
You can agree to disagree, but this Independence Day must be a rallying point for all those who love America. The hope still is strong, the banner yet waves and the home of the brave and land of the free still calls.
The final verdict is in: It’s all in your head!
Whether it’s John Maxwell, Og Mandino, Joyce Meyer, Napoleon Hill, Henry Ford or the Bible itself, they all agree: It all starts in your head. Your attitude, your habits, your finances, your relationships and even your destiny and future begin with a single thought.
How ya doing on your goals?
I’m sharing my goals — and progress – as an encouragement to you. So let’s check in on me since you’re helping keep me accountable!
These are strange days to say the least.
Here are five scriptures that can help you make sense out of stressful days and provide a sense of stability and understanding for your life.
Don’t let the old man in. ~From the movie The Mule. If you’ve seen the movie, you know the story. Clint Eastwood spent a grueling
Today, people feel stuck, discombobulated and befuddled. But in the midst of chaos and confusion, there may not be a better time for a reset.
Baseball is back! And it’s a rallying point and opportunity for many groups, creeds, races, friends and enemies to put aside the craziness of the moment and enjoy.
You can squabble over the changes for this 60-game season rather than the popular Facebook arguments of the day.
You need God as your ultimate go-to source. But make no mistake, the very course of your life will be impacted dramatically by the three types of people in your daily life. Find your Paul and Timothy and tighten up your inner circle of friends, peers and influencers.
And remember to choose wisely!
We all want something for our kids. Often, it’s success, a good spouse, healthy kids, to live in peace or another positive aspect for their
I haven’t set out to emulate my dad — there’s no checklist — but I do every day. I don’t try to be like him in every situation, but I am. I don’t wonder what he would think in a particular case, but I often realize my mind works the same, and we think alike. Funny how it happens, but in many ways, I am becoming my dad. And that becomes more obvious to me each day I grow older.
It’s a privilege to remember I got that from my dad!
There is something missing from our crucial conversations today.
Today’s society has it backwards, and all too often, our conversations become one-sided, stilted and destructive. Everyone wants to be heard, speak first and often, rant and rave, and cast verbal denunciation without even taking the time to come off their mountain.
But we’re better than that! Here are a few tips to turn your crucial conversation into a civil discourse.
Snapshots within snapshots, stories within stories and seasons within seasons abound. Each event is spectacular in its own right, but beginning in January and running through today, it’s indisputable we are living in an extraordinary age.
Don’t get left behind!
Here is the truth: You must take care of yourself before you can help others. Amid chaos and confusion, don’t forget yourself. Address your own situation and heart before you reach out to the world. Right now, the world is wound up tighter than a rubber band, and you need to be at your best.
Life should be a conversation, life should be an experience, a participation and an ongoing series of growing encounters, not merely an acquaintance or association. We need to get back to the basics of relationships, good, old-fashioned conversation and genuine interest.
Pilots have a checklist before takeoff. Cars are constructed on an assembly line that follows a process. Great chefs use a tedious and meticulous process to cook their best dishes. Otherwise, we might all be in trouble!
Why should you and I be different?
Do you have too many voices shouting at you? And, the craziness and the voices — both in number and decibel levels — are increasing!
It’s time to take action! For your sanity and your well-being.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. ~Proverbs 4:23 America is broken. America is hurting. America needs healing. The
Love is one of the most misunderstood and misused words in the English language. It causes much consternation and even confusion and is often used
The founders of the country and those who lived through the Civil War or Great Depression may disagree, but America has never been in greater
We have arrived at yet another crossroads. The time is now. Each of us must begin with an honest and sincere evaluation of where we are and where we are going. As individuals, households, communities, churches and as Americans.
Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God. ~Edwin Louis Cole. Faithfulness is a difficult trait to live because it involves trust, integrity and loyalty. Those
First in a series. You can be certain that in the last days there will be some very hard times. People will love only themselves and
Being a gentle person means that though you have the power and potential to be devastating through your attitudes and actions, you control them so
Your faith: Whether you’re on the outside looking in or just lukewarm or even on fire, the landscape is changing and it will impact your life.
We live in a cause and effect world. These are five truths that will make a difference in your life today!
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can,
For most people, college takes only four or fives years. For me, it was 41 — with a 37-year break — and I graduated in
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~Maya Angelou. Kindness is more than just doing good things for someone
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it. ~Lou Holtz. If you call yourself
An ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay. ~dictionary.com But that’s just not true. Ability, really? Patience is actually one
Did you know that over 90% of Americans don’t set goals! But the smart ones set goals and follow through.