Call Out the Best in Others

Affirm what could be… Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. –1 Thessalonians 5:11 I was having lunch with a friend who told me, “I’ve listened to […]

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New Dreams To Come

The start of each January usually finds me eagerly working on my resolutions for the new year to come.  This is a time I reflect on my life and, like many of my fellow goal-setters, […]

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A Case of Happy

Does “happy” rub off? For the despondent, every day brings trouble; But for the happy heart, life is a continual feast. –Proverbs 15:15 (NLT) A few years ago, a study was published reporting that emotions […]

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Let’s Slow Down and Enjoy this Time!

“Let’s All Slow Down and Enjoy!” My Mom used to say this at dinner time.  Family dinners and holiday dinners.  She had worked so hard, and then everyone seemed to eat fast and it was […]

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You Never Know What the Future Holds…or Who it Will Impact

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. […]

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Empty Calories

Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from […]

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Don’t Quit Soldier!

II Timothy 2:3 (NAS)   Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. We are soldiers of Jesus Christ. (Have you ever thought about that?)   Everyone has hardships.  Soldiers take some hard knocks. […]

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Comparison

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared for us in advance to do. –Ephesians 2:10 Consider the following quote: I am only one, but I am […]

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Slow Me Down Lord!

Slow Me Down… Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day […]

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Activity Addiction

You may say, “I am allowed to do anything.” But I reply, “Not everything is good for you.” And even though I am allowed to do anything, I must not become a slave to anything. […]

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