Pots and Kettles

If you are…ahem…at least ‘middle aged’, like I am, you have heard the phrase, ‘That’s like the Pot calling the Kettle black’. It’s an idiom for hypocrisy–when person #1 accuses person #2 of doing the very thing that that person #1 is actually guilty of. I always wondered: Where do phrases like that come from?Continue reading “Pots and Kettles”

Foolish or Wise? Which Will It Be?

There are no shortage of ‘opinions’ today. People seem to grow more ‘opinionated’ every day…and show it–with gusto! Social Media has ushered in a ‘coarsening’ of those opinions (in my opinion). ­čÖé Having an ‘opinion’ is not necessarily good…nor is it necessarily bad! One thing we can all agree on, however, is that ‘just becauseContinue reading “Foolish or Wise? Which Will It Be?”

What Are YOU Here For?

Why do YOU exist? Most of us never think about this. We go through our days, our weeks, our months and our years doing pretty much the same thing. We get up, get ready for the day, grab a quick breakfast on the way to work or school, then come home, eat dinner, maybe watchContinue reading “What Are YOU Here For?”

YOUR Motivation For Living

WHY? That is one question that we all answer, every day…although sometimes unconsciously. WHY do you do What you do? Simon Sinek wrote an excellent book about this,┬áStart With Why, and the premise is simple: If you’re going to lead people well, (including yourself) you need to…’start with Why’? Why should I do what youContinue reading “YOUR Motivation For Living”

Prayer: God’s Love Language

I was thinking the other day that, if God had a ‘primary’ love language, it would probably be Prayer. Many of you have heard about and/or read Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages. The idea behind this book is that we all have a primary ‘love language’ that resonates with us, and therefore, if IContinue reading “Prayer: God’s Love Language”

We’ve All Got a Sickness…and There IS a Cure!

There are no shortage of disturbing things in our world today. But none are more disturbing than man’s ability to be cruel to fellow man, and the willingness of many to be vessels of evil toward others. The Las Vegas shooter killed 58 people, and injured hundreds. Chicago, Illinois has seen over 560 murders–so farContinue reading “We’ve All Got a Sickness…and There IS a Cure!”

Eyes on the Prize

There are many things we get ‘worked up’ about in this world. Politics. Sports. Religion. Taxes. The NFL and the National Anthem. So, here’s a question for you: As a Christ follower, how do I know what I’m ‘supposed’ to get ‘worked up’ about, and what I should let go? This is a serious question,Continue reading “Eyes on the Prize”

You ARE Leaving a Legacy…You’re Living It!

Have you ever considered what kind of ‘legacy’ you’re living? I said that correctly…What ‘legacy’ are you LIVING? The reality is that most of us don’t think about the ‘legacy’ we’re leaving until we leave a job, retire, until our kids grow up and move away, or until someone dear to us dies. And becauseContinue reading “You ARE Leaving a Legacy…You’re Living It!”

The Bride In the White Dress

Very few events are more powerful and moving than a beautiful wedding. That moment when the groom, the groomsmen, the bridesmaids, the Minister, and all are in position and ready. They turn and look to the back of the church. The music changes…the bride’s parents stand…all in attendance stand…and they look back in anticipation. TheContinue reading “The Bride In the White Dress”

Living In the Light of Eternity

I remember that day very well. I heard on the radio on my way to the office that a plane had hit the World Trade Center in New York. ‘What a tragedy’, I thought, ‘I hope there weren’t many people involved’ (the initial radio report was that a “small plane” had hit). Terrible accident. IContinue reading “Living In the Light of Eternity”