February 18, 2015

Four Signs You Need to Go to “The Other Side”

  One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” Luke 18:22 In my last blog, I said that “THERE” is the place where God wants you to be. When I say “THERE”,  I mean the place where your next season lie – where your […]
February 4, 2015

Growing to where you want to go

Sometimes our honed skills can be our greatest limitation. I heard Steven Spielberg once say in response to an interviewer’s question, “Why did it take you so long to make the movie ‘Schindler’s list’?”. Spielberg’s answer was, “I wasn’t mature enough to make the movie”.  In a way, he was saying that he needed […]
January 20, 2015

Mistaking shadow for substance

You might have read the Aesop’s fable about a donkey and his owner who were walking down the road.  They passed a traveler who stopped them and asked if the donkey was for hire.  The owner said, “Yes” and he agreed to have the donkey carry the man to the next village. The traveler […]
January 2, 2015

DISCOVERING THE MOMENT

 We Live In Moments. Poet Cesare Pavese once said, “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” Look at the past year of your life and you’ll see two or three “moments” that you will never forget – Experiences whether good or bad that will forever etch themselves into the patchwork quilt of your […]
December 10, 2014

The devil is Not in the Details

  What a way to live! Most of us have heard the saying, “The devil is in the details”. No one really knows exactly where the maxim originated, but what’s more important is what it implies. In essence it means that small things unnoticed within our plans and schemes can cause life-changing problems. Where […]
November 24, 2014

7 Attitudes that Hinder from being Thankful

  Have you ever wondered where thankfulness comes from? Does it come from having things like health, a spouse, a family, or a great career? Does it come from owning a big home or a  fast car? Most would agree that if thankfulness came from these things, then un-thankfulness would also come from not […]
November 12, 2014

Shadows and Substance

 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,  for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4     Filling in the blanks. My first introduction to fear as a boy was when I mistook a bathrobe hanging on […]
October 29, 2014

CHANGING THE CONVERSATION

Everyone talks to themselves. Remember Ralph Kramden from the “Honeymooners”? He was notorious for having conversations with himself that were usually prompted by a fight he’d had with his wife Alice. Before making up, Ralph would always have a complete dialogue with himself, including hand gestures and pleading faces that always made the scene […]
September 30, 2014

Always “On”- Have we learned to hit the pause button?

Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to just “stop”? Why you can’t seem to get off the merry-go-round of life’s impossible schedules and demands? Such sentiments were mirrored on the cover of the September 15th issue of the Time Magazine entitled,  “Never Offline”. Technology is keeping us always on and connected. It […]