December 6, 2011

What Names do you Give your Seasons?

Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh. “For,” he said, “God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s house.” The name of the second he called Ephraim, “For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction“. Genesis 4 1: 51-52 ESV After everything happened, Joseph and […]
December 1, 2011

A Culture of Gratitude

Last week, I prayed that we would be like Joseph in the Bible, who after many years of confinement, betrayal, and false accusations, refused resentment, and because of it, saw the hand of God working in the darkest places. Joseph named his two sons according to his spiritual journey of finding hope in hardship. […]
November 15, 2011

Gratitude, the only cure for Resentment

Resentment – How subtle and indirectly it comes at you! How you can wake up one day and find yourself in its deadly grip. More than often, life attacks us, not directly, but on our flanks – and its preferred weapon is resentment. There is nothing worse than not knowing which direction an assault […]
November 8, 2011

The Autumn of Your Life

As I write this we are in the middle of the magnificent fall season. Fall is the shedding time that occurs just before winter. The leaves on the trees begin their stunning transformation, changing into a profusion colors stemming from golden brown to bright red. It seems like the trees themselves steel themselves on […]
November 1, 2011

There’s No Place Like Home

On my office bulletin board, I have my favorite Far Side cartoon – It’s a lobster with his claws tied, being pulled out of a crate by a chef, with the boiling pot of water he knows he is going into. The lobster keeps repeating, like Dorothy,  “There’s no place like home! There’s no […]
October 27, 2011

Are you a Viewer or a Doer

Are you a Viewer or a Doer I saw a TV ad the other day that bothered me. It showed a teenager on a beautiful beach, on a perfect sunny day, with the waves crashing into shore holding up his phone and watching a TV show. The advertisement although not a new concept was […]
October 18, 2011

Are you a Viewer or a Doer?

I saw a TV ad the other day that bothered me. It showed a teenager on a beautiful beach, on a perfect sunny day, with the waves crashing onto shore, holding up his phone and watching a TV show. The advertisement, although not a new concept, was that “Now you can take you shows […]
October 12, 2011

How do You Change Old Network

How do you change old, habitual ways of doing things – things that have become instinctual – those natural pathways your mind is used to going in without having to think about it? I wrote last week that your old network can no longer accommodate where God wants to bring you. This leaves you […]
October 11, 2011

Switching Networks

How do you change old, habitual ways of doing things – things that have become instinctual – those natural pathways your mind is used to going in without having to think about it? I wrote last week that your old network can no longer accommodate where God wants to bring you. This leaves you […]