Joseph had a choice to make, a dilemma, a decision that would alter his life forever! He had a dilemma! What did he do? Would he divorce his “bride-to-be” silently as he had planned? Or would he do what the Lord told him to do? Hindsight is 20/20 so we know what happened, but what would you do? How would you handle the stress? In … Continue reading A Dilemma that Changed Everything! – What Would You Do?
Thanksgiving – as a holiday – has devolved in our jaded and cynical society, and that is sad. Like most, I was raised with an understanding that Thanksgiving represented the coming together of two cultures. I don’t indicate those two cultures here because, whatever label I use in naming them, I surely will offend a sector of people. Like most, I observe how Thanksgiving has … Continue reading How I Choose to Celebrate Thanksgiving and Why
The Truth about Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is Quickly approaching and so is the end of the year. Do you know how husbands and fathers should promote and celebrate Thanksgiving in their home? If not, then listen to this! God’s Halloween Podcast Help Keep this Ministry Going We Give Thanks for You! Truth time: Manly Training Ministries is a full time job – on top of my … Continue reading The SHOCKING Truth about Thanksgiving – A Game Changer!
I have a bias to always root for the underdogs. In baseball, I tell everyone my favorite teams are the Cubs… and whoever is playing the Yankees. When it comes to football, it’s the Colts and whoever is playing the Cowboys. In sports I don’t follow, I pay attention only when the underdog – the unlikely Cinderella – is building noticeable momentum. Perhaps that is … Continue reading Why People Love Underdogs and Hate the Powerful
The difference was plain as day! It was a quick trip to the park on a Saturday evening. Nothing major, just a few minutes with the family to get out the hyper-activity. I didn’t notice it right away, but once it sank in, there was no stopping the waves of sadness, frustration, and anger. It might not be a big deal to you, but it still stands out to me. It doesn’t have to do with what I saw, but rather, what I didn’t see!
How do we rightfully pursue spiritual maturity in today’s culture? It’s no secret that we live in a world that conditions us to seek answers to some of life’s most pressing questions through bullet points. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the title of this post and honestly answer the question: “Why did you click through to read it?” Yes, I am sorry; I’m … Continue reading 4 Powerful Bible Bullets Essential for Spiritual Maturity
I don’t need your advice. You may not know this, but I’m smart, educated, experienced, and I learn by doing stuff the my way. So, thanks… but no thank you. I suspect we’ve all had an internal monologue like this a time or two. It has probably been less frequent as I have aged. However, there have been times in life when I received advice … Continue reading A Healthy View of Advice and Why You Shouldn’t Trash it
Movie credits are generally thought to be about recognition. While you may not believe this, I really do enjoy them. That’s right, I read the names and titles of the people who put together the masterpiece I just finished enjoying. Sometimes, the actor behind a standout role simply must be identified so I can find other work they’ve done. Or maybe, just maybe, there’s a … Continue reading How Relentless Pursuit of Recognition Derails Effectiveness
Life will sometimes leave you feeling stuck. It’s a terrible rut, almost like living in an early television show devoid of color. Everything has a hint of sorrow. I don’t know about you, but when feeling this way, I have zero motivation to do anything. I mean ANYTHING. That’s because I feel powerless, inept and maybe even downright worthless. And then I feel worse because … Continue reading The Monumental Shift that Helps Overcome Feeling Stuck
Capturing memorable moments can be simple, even in this crazy-fast world. Here’s how an intern taught me, and how I’ve used it to build forward momentum. Continue reading The Essential Need for Preserving (and Reserving) Your Life’s Milestone Moments