“He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.” Proverbs 11:27 We were like two peas in a pod. She was the yin to my yang. To borrow a phrase from Jerry McGuire, Dawn “completed me.” When we first started dating, she was the essence of perfection – a… Continue reading You will always find what you are looking for.
“For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” Proverbs 23:7 You’ve heard it said, “You are what you eat.” There’s also another reality. You are what you think. Think about it. What have you been thinking lately? How have those thoughts affected you? Growing up, after making a bumble headed decision, you were probably… Continue reading Don’t believe everything you think.
Dawn and I met in August of 1986 and were married by December of 1987. We were “sick” in love. So “sick”, we couldn’t breathe enough of each other’s air. We were both still in college at the time. I can remember the two of us staying out till 5:00 in the morning on the… Continue reading Your greatest misery will often become your greatest ministry.
I’ve struggled the great majority of my life with perfectionistic tendencies. I like things done right. I like things done well. I can’t stand mediocrity. In my mind, if it’s not going to be done right and with excellence, why do it at all? What’s the point? Years ago, I had to come to the… Continue reading God will finish what He started
“Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do, and does not do it, to him it is sin.” James 4:17 Life is a series of choices. These choices are linked together over time to create our destiny. Therefore, to get where you would most want to be – the best place – you… Continue reading Do the next right thing
“The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.” Proverbs 11:25 By nature I am a very stingy person. It has never come natural for me to share freely with others. As a child, the word “mine” flowed freely and often from my mouth. Having Dawn in my… Continue reading You cannot out give God
“It is good that one hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3:26 In a recent Experiencing God group I led, we discussed the question, “In what specific area of your life do you struggle to believe that God is at work and has a plan?” For some, the struggle was… Continue reading Salvation Comes From the Lord Alone
You and I are sick. We suffer from a disease that eats away at us. This disease is deadly. It destroys us. It is cancerous. Left unchecked, it will continue to grow out of control. It destroys the intangibles of life – our relationships and our own mental well-being. There is nothing good that comes… Continue reading Seek to serve.
“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5 Chuck Swindoll once said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” There’s quite a bit of truth in that statement. Your life, as it is, says more about your attitude than it does about your… Continue reading No one determines your attitude but you.
“When I was a child, I used to speak as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.” – 1 Corinthians 13:11 Boys. In elementary school, we wanted to perform mock weddings with them on the playground, they wanted to pick teams… Continue reading Girls, Do Not Waste Your Strength On A Man Who Is Not Yet Finished Being A Boy