Armchair Critic

Those that have done nothing in life are not qualified to judge those that are doing something. In the story of the talents found in Matthew 25:14-30, you discover three individuals, two of them used what they had and were given more, however one buried what he had and lost it. If you read the […]

Problems=Potential

Eliminating all our problems won’t make our lives better; it’s in the struggle that we grow. Without problems, there’s no potential. Kites don’t rise with the wind but against it. In the Bible, the story of Jacob wrestling all night with an angel is such a picture of life; what you wrestle with and win […]

Reject the Rejection

People, circumstances, and situations will attempt to define your life, but don’t let them. When others try to build your life, they will always make it too small! In 1902 an aspiring young writer received a rejection letter from the poetry editor of the Atlantic Monthly. Enclosed was a sheaf of poems the 28- year-old […]

Stop Focusing on Yourself

A significant cause of depression and poor mental health is self-absorption. Selfishness not only hurts those around us but hurts the person. It inclines us towards failure because it keeps us in a negative mental rut. Karl Menninger said, “Generous people are rarely mentally ill people.” When asked what he would advise a person to […]

The Battle to Act!

The battle is not self-motivation; it’s the battle to act! I’ve got news for you, motivation is not going to strike you like lightning. Motivation is not something that someone else – a nurse, doctor, family, or spouse- can give or force on you. The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation, instead just […]

Unrealistic Expectations

It’s been said that unrealistic expectations are the seedbed of failure, and the reason is, it’s not what happens to us but what we thought would happen and doesn’t. The degree of distance between them becomes our depth of disappointment, and disappointment is the hardest thing to recover from! Our expectations in life need to […]

Inactivity

In the book “In search of excellence,” Tom Peters says, “There’s nothing more useless than someone who comes to the end of the day and congratulates himself, saying, “well, I made it through the day without screwing up.” Yet that’s what many people do by practicing a life of inactivity, playing it safe, wanting to […]

It’s Time for Joy!

Welcome, 2021! It’s Time for Joy! The New Testament book called Philippians wasn’t written at a resort or by a man who was void of difficulties. Paul penned this book while chained to Roman soldiers, he was a man that had known excruciating hardships and pain, yet in those 104 verses, the theme is Joy! […]

The Legend of the Three Trees

I wanted to share a story I read called The Legend of the Three Trees. Two thousand years ago, on the slopes of the mountains of the Jordan valley, there stood three trees. One crisp spring morning, they began a conversation that sounded like this:  The first tree said, “I want to be made into […]

All Things are Created Twice

All things are created twice; there’s a mental or first creation and a physical or second creation. We can see this in almost all areas of life; from the construction of a home, you first have to create every detail in your mind before the work begins. To build a business, if it’s to be […]