Trusted adviser or good listener? What do you do when you hear about conflicts? What do you do when people's plans don't seem to align? What do you do when they play as friend but you have observed behavior that may make them a foe? What do you do when they try to play ally… Continue reading Friend or Foe? Ally or Adversary?
We all get to choose because we have freewill. So what will you choose? Will you choose to run to or run from God? Will you pursue God or wander out of your comfort and freedom? Will you trust God or trust man? How will you present yourself? How will you be redeemed or find… Continue reading ROBERT DOYLE ENDEAVORS TO SPREAD CHRISTIANITY…(The Bible’s Impact on Trade and Taxes [June 21])
Ever noticed all the reality TV shows on these days? How many of them are real? How often would you ever see something like that in real life? When you consider the definition of reality we find "the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional… Continue reading Is your reality real?
Facing something big? Facing something tough? Facing something challenging? Facing the unknown? Facing something new? Don't lose hope! Don't fear! Turn to God to whom there are no surprises, and be courageous! Turn that feeling in your stomach from worry and fear to excitement! They all create the same feeling, so wire it in your… Continue reading Be courageous!
Ever heard people make comments like "I don't know what they did, but it must have been bad for that to have happened to them"? Ever found people speaking blame based on what is going on without actually knowing what is going on? Consider the story of the man born blind and the question that… Continue reading Do you realize that what is happening isn’t always a symptom?
It's interesting how the past can impact the present if we haven't dealt with it! It's interesting how the past can make the present more difficult if we haven't found or received a way to handle it! If we consider what is in today's reading from Genesis, if we don't have Jesus, then we have… Continue reading Do you realize the impact of the past on your work?
If they look at you and you are producing bad fruit, what does that say to them? what does that say about you? A you for real or are you a fake? Are you real or an imitator? Are you real or pretender? What's your heart? What's your intent? If we look past the outside,… Continue reading When people look at you what type of fruit do they see you producing?
Are you thankful? Are you praying? Are you believing? Are you proclaiming? Are you filled with faith? Are you rejecting doubt? Are you helping others flourish? Are you loving not only much but well? Love sincerely! Love intelligently! Don't make it all gushy and sentimental! Love in a way that is circumspect and exemplary! Love… Continue reading What are you doing to make LOVE GROW?
How much stuff do you need? Money isn't evil, the love of money is the root of all evil. Is it more important to feel good than to do good? Is it more important to self promote than to be a servant leader? What will it take to grow up and look beyond this?… Continue reading When will you look beyond the material stuff, the feel good stuff, and the self promoting stuff?
How long have you been just been out there looking down? How long will you stay up there out of the hustle and bustle of everyday? Are you a watcher rather than a doer? There are things to do that need your help! There are things to do that only you have the ability to… Continue reading What are you doing up there watching? Why don’t you get involved?
The things we do and say reflect the type of fruit we are producing. Is it good fruit or bad fruit? Are we producing the fruit of the Spirit? There are times when we plant, we till, we prepare, we weed in hopes of a good crop but in the end it doesn't workout. So… Continue reading What kind of fruit are you producing in your life?
My morning reading today came from Job 40, 41, 42 and Psalm 134. In Job 40, we read of this incredible creature, the Behemoth: 15-24“Look at the land beast, Behemoth. I created him as well as you. Grazing on grass, docile as a cow— Just look at the strength of his back, the powerful muscles of his belly. His… Continue reading Ever read about dinosaurs? Ever read about them in the Bible?
As begin this day I think to what day it is and all that I have or don't have that I should and am thankful for. As you start today, what are you thankful for? Have you told anyone? Have you shared it with anyone? Have you spoke it or typed it or posted it… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
“And the seed that fell in the weeds—well, these are the ones who hear, but then the seed is crowded out and nothing comes of it as they go about their lives worrying about tomorrow, making money, and having fun. – Luke 8:14 Where are you at in your life today? Are you looking to… Continue reading Are you letting the worries, riches, and pleasures of this world keep you from becoming all you could be?
Ever been faced with a challenge before? Ever shared it with someone hoping for some encouragement to get you through? What response did you get? Was it helpful? Was it useful? Was it encouraging? I have had this happen to me before and in many cases, the response is "good luck" or even better "good… Continue reading I don’t need luck, I need miracles.