Slippery or Steady–Your Choice!

Have you ever tried to stand firm on a slippery surface? I have worked in several restaurants and fast food places over the course of my life, and they all had this in common: The floors were always slippery (at least, in the kitchen). No matter how ‘firmly’ I would try to stand, my feetContinue reading “Slippery or Steady–Your Choice!”

Look At That!

focus  (According to Mirriam-Webster online) fo·​cus | \ ˈfō-kəs  \ plural foci\ ˈfō-​ˌsī  also  -​ˌkī \ also focuses Definition of focus 1a: a center of activity, attraction, or attention b: a point of concentration 2: directed attention  3a: direction b: a state or condition permitting clear perception or understanding  What is your ‘focus‘ these days? If you’re like most people–myself included–a major ‘focus‘ of your mind, emotions, and life have beenContinue reading “Look At That!”

Delight!

Delight… According to Merriam-Webster Online, it’s: “A high degree of satisfaction or pleasure; extreme satisfaction. Something that gives great pleasure.” Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? It seems pretty important, then, that we seriously consider what our source of ‘delight‘ is. After all, the thing I take Delight in is often my source of motivation, stamina,Continue reading “Delight!”

Jesus In You!

This morning I had a neat experience. In my prayer time, one thing I was praying about was my frustration with myself–over my own lack of growth in some areas, my continued struggles to break through some spiritual battles, once and for all, etc. As I was praying, I believe the Holy Spirit led meContinue reading “Jesus In You!”

What Can We Count On?

Happy New Year! Happy New DECADE! Happy 2020! When I think back to what changed in the last decade, I am amazed. Cultural changes, technological changes, political changes… On a personal level, there have been family changes, budgetary changes, professional changes… Things change. That is life. Going into a new year and a new decade,Continue reading “What Can We Count On?”

For ALL People!

The Christmas story…the real one. It has nothing to do with B.B. Guns and ‘Fragile’ lamps… The TRUE Christmas story is much more powerful. Most people love it. Even those who don’t believe in Jesus understand that it’s a good story of love and the willingness of God to act on that love. It’s aContinue reading “For ALL People!”

GREAT Joy!

What brings you the greatest ‘Joy’? Notice that I didn’t say ‘happiness’–happiness can be very circumstantial and very temporary. ‘Joy‘, on the other hand, is more deep-seated and long-term. So, what brings you this deeper ‘Joy‘? For some of us, it might be something significant. Something life-changing. The birth of a child, for example. TheContinue reading “GREAT Joy!”

Good News!

Good News–we love to share it! “She said Yes!” “It’s a Boy!” “I got the job!” “We got the house!” “We won!”   Funny thing about Good News: We usually don’t have to be told to share it. If anything, we may need to be told to stop sharing it at some point. Good NewsContinue reading “Good News!”

Keep Pointing!

As I look around at our culture and the challenges that I see, I have to admit that it becomes increasingly difficult to know what to do…how to make a positive impact. Political turmoil, corruption, and blatant hypocrisy–from all sides; moral degradation to the point that all social mores are crumbling around us; selfishness andContinue reading “Keep Pointing!”