One of the Biggest Mistakes in Life

How can our plans for tomorrow cause us to fail to do right today? Have you ever said… I’ll start exercising tomorrow? I’ll eat healthy tomorrow? I’ll save money on my next paycheck? I’ll be nicer tomorrow? I’ll tell the truth tomorrow? I’ll apologize tomorrow? I’ll be a witness tomorrow? I’ll tithe next Sunday? Oh…

Are You Set in Your Ways?

You have probably heard the saying, “He’s set in his ways,” meaning it is not likely he (or she) is going to change the way they act in certain instances. The “ways” are habits, attitudes, and responses that aren’t likely to change without a very powerful motivation or without some sort of an encounter with…

Rescued from the Titanic

I recently learned that both JP Morgan and Milton Hershey had booked passages in first class staterooms on the Titanic. You see, in that time, if you were anyone, with anything, you would have booked a ticket on the Titanic and never missed that chance to be on the UNSINKABLE ship’s maiden voyage. But only in…

Plan A or Plan B?

Man plans and God laughs. If you are a planner, a.k.a. control freak, like I am, you will always have a Plan A (the thing you really want to do) and a Plan B (your contingent second choice) that you can fall back on if Plan A doesn’t work out. You’re good at planning. You focus…

When We Wait Expectantly

Have you been praying for a breakthrough for quite sometime, but you seem to be stuck?  Is there something in your life that you desperately want to change? You want your marriage healed, a new job, a child, financial relief, peace, joy, forgiveness… but God just seems to be silent or absent. If we are…

Where the Mind Goes, the Man Follows

Over the years (and through the school of hard knocks) I have learned an invaluable lesson: whatever we focus on, we become. Wherever we put our energies or our attention, those things will develop. Another way I like to say it is, “Where the mind goes, the man follows!” Michael Jordon said it something like…

Playing it Safe Doesn’t Pay

So you know you can take the safe route of keeping your mouth shut, but you really need to help this person understand the reality of the situation. This conversation could upset them or hurt them and put a real damper on your relationship, possibly even turn into a fight. What do you do? Do…

Determining Your Worth

Psalm 100:3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his… Many of us have struggled with feelings of low self-worth. It comes from a variety of experiences and reinforced beliefs throughout our lives. Whether we have been told that we were an unwanted mistake, or that we were fat…

You Can’t Solve This Problem

Somehow, by the time I reached about sixteen years of age, I held the belief that I could solve any problem. This over-drive to figure things out has stayed true well into my forty’s (trust me, it’s not always a good thing). Many times, the “let me fix it mentality” would suck me into projects,…