Have you matured?


When you think of your life and how you are living it, have you matured? When you consider the lessons and trials and the troubles, have you matured? When you consider your responses to trials and troubles, have you matured? Are you living your life in a way that shows that you know Jesus? Are… Continue reading Have you matured?

So how did it go?

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? So how did it go?

Did you get the big rocks in first? Did you get the pebbles in second? Did you get the sand in third? Did you finish up with the water? Or did life happen and urgency started to take over from important? Ever seen the 4 quadrant view of prioritization? Views that put importance against urgency?… Continue reading So how did it go?

What will we learn today?


Every year around this time I get an opportunity to visit another campus. Every year around this time I get the opportunity to recruit people from our larger body to join me in serving at risk youths. This year I get the additional opportunity to go with my son to a new experience and be… Continue reading What will we learn today?

What can we learn today?

Bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute your, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.

Ever started your day with a goal to learn something new? Ever started your day with the expectation that you will learn something new? Ever expected that something new was going to be shared with you and that you would have a better understanding that you used to about it? Are you ready to listen… Continue reading What can we learn today?

How best to serve today?


What is there to do today? What can you do for your wife? What can you do for your kids? What can you do for your extended family? What can you do for your neighbors? What can you do for your community? Are you ready to serve? Do you know of things that you could… Continue reading How best to serve today?

If the day will end in a party does mean it is going to be a good day?


The Book of Job. - Day 30 Will it be a good day because you know there is a party at the end of it? Will it be a good day in spite of the fact that you know there will be a party at the end of it? What make a day a good… Continue reading If the day will end in a party does mean it is going to be a good day?

Will you learn from your mistakes?


Ever went to do something with good intentions and then it didn't turn out like you had hoped? Ever went to do something with good intentions and then watched go bad real quick? Ever had to learn from those mistakes? Ever tried again putting fear and doubt behind you? Ever tried again with all the… Continue reading Will you learn from your mistakes?

Will you get it the second time around?


Ever had the situation where you didn't get it the first time and had to do a do over? Ever had the situation where you missed your first chance and had to pray for a second chance? How did you respond when the second situation came around? Did you forgive right away? How did you… Continue reading Will you get it the second time around?

Do you usually understand it better the second time?


Ever been given instructions and tried to walk thru them and found you missed the mark? Ever tried again and found it felt so much easier? Was it that you understood it better? Was it that you had more context? Was it that you had more experience? Was it actually any easier? What it easier… Continue reading Do you usually understand it better the second time?

Do you remember how you got to this point?


Did you leave markers to help you remember what happened and when? Did you share the moments so that others know about your journey? Did you capture the key ones somewhere so that you can reflect on them? For me many have been captured in my blog posts over the years. Some were earlier like… Continue reading Do you remember how you got to this point?

A call to the workplace…


I was asked to share my story to a group of business. People and thought I should share with my readers... Message Notes: The Call to the marketplace 1) To hear the voice of God. a. Will you hear the still quiet voice or do you need to be yelled at? b. God equips, enables,… Continue reading A call to the workplace…

Are you listening?


With the noise of this world, are you listening? With the busyness of life are you making time to listen? With the schedule of life are you able to take a moment to hear? Listening is more than hearing. Are you listening to speak or listening to understand? Are you able to make time to… Continue reading Are you listening?

How are you living today?


When people look at how you live, what do they see? When people consider your values and your character, what do they learn? When God looks beyond the surface to your heart and mind, what does He know? Where are you putting your trust? What are you doing about this thought pattern? Are you able… Continue reading How are you living today?

Hope! Do you know where to go to get some?


Where are you looking? Where are you going? What are you trying to find? What do you think it looks like? How will you know when you have found it? How will you know when you have arrived? Do you know that hope is? Doing a search online shows... hope [hōp] NOUN a feeling of… Continue reading Hope! Do you know where to go to get some?

Are you staying teachable?


Do you realize you don't know it all? Do you realize that there are still things you can learn? Do you realize where you can turn to learn? Do you realize who is available to teach you? Do you realize there is someone who can speak wisdom, truth, hope, love, and life into your life?… Continue reading Are you staying teachable?