What comes to mind when you compare puff up vs build up?


To me the idea of hot air filling a balloon when I think of puff up. Or to be blowing hot air to puff up someone’s ego. Or to be saying nice things to inflate someone’s head. Building up feels more permanent and structured. It feels like you are improving abilities and character. It feels… Continue reading What comes to mind when you compare puff up vs build up?

Are you willing to be humble?


If you had the choice to be humble or be humbled, which would you choose? Would you rather be humble and submitting to God or not be humble and be humbled by God? Pride comes before the fall! Humble yourself before the Lord and He will lift you up! Take a look at what is… Continue reading Are you willing to be humble?

Do what is right, even when it might be hard!


It's better to take the high road, right? It's better to do the right thing, right? It is better to do it without being petty, right? It is better to do it by taking the moral approach, right? It is better to do it in a decent manner, right? Doing things the right way may… Continue reading Do what is right, even when it might be hard!

What if they were all wrong? What if God’s plan is beyond their ability to understand?


The Story of Job. - Day 45 Imagine having 4 friends who are trying to give you advice. Imagine those 4 friends give you direction based on their understanding of the situation. Imagine all 4 of them weren't giving you the right advice because they didn't have the full context. What would it take for… Continue reading What if they were all wrong? What if God’s plan is beyond their ability to understand?

Guard your eyes. Guard your heart.


What would make you not go and do what you are supposed to do? What would make you take a second look? What would make you take that step? What would cause you to try and cover it up? What would cause you to escalate the issue? Was it fear? Was it pride? Was it… Continue reading Guard your eyes. Guard your heart.

When He calls you to it…


When He calls you to it, He will have prepared you. When He calls you to it, He will get you through it. When He calls you to it, will you receive it? When He calls you to it, will you believe Him? When He calls you to it, will you trust Him? When He… Continue reading When He calls you to it…

Are you ready for a second chance? Are you ready for another change?


What if you got the message that you can get a do over rather than what happened? What if you got the message that you are worth a second chance? What if you got the message that your past doesn't define you and so you will be getting a second chance to make a first… Continue reading Are you ready for a second chance? Are you ready for another change?

Is your faith great enough that you will trust God thru it all?


What if it impacted your finances? What if it impacted your health? What if it impacted your relationships? Will you still trust Him? Would you be willing to do a do-over? What if you had to restart because your financial situation? What if you had to fight through tough times in order to restart good… Continue reading Is your faith great enough that you will trust God thru it all?

Could today be the day you decide?

We all have choices. You choose!

What will you do about the choice you have to make? How will you respond the decision that is required of you? Do you know the plan for what you are to do? Are you ready to do it? Don't allow a hard heart to keep you from doing what is right! Don't allow pride… Continue reading Could today be the day you decide?

Do you have to wait till you get to the end of your rope before you will hear? listen? do what is right?


How far will you walk? How far will you go? How deep do you need to go before you start to look up? Where will you put your focus? Are you using your rope to determine a safety boundary? What does the rope represent to you? What is on the other end? What is the… Continue reading Do you have to wait till you get to the end of your rope before you will hear? listen? do what is right?

What will it take for you to walk towards God rather than continuing to walk away?


What will happen as you walk out of the protection of God's hand? What will happen as you walk outside of His protection? We all have freewill and so we get to choose how we will walk out this life. Will it take a sign or wonder to get your attention and make you return… Continue reading What will it take for you to walk towards God rather than continuing to walk away?

How far do you have to take it before you listen and do what is right?


Would you listen when you first get the message? Do you have a standard that you can go with? Is it principles or pride that drive your decision and responses? Will you consider the source and go with due process or do you have your own plans or purposes? What if the risk of disobedience… Continue reading How far do you have to take it before you listen and do what is right?

Do you realize the impact you can have? Are you willing to work beyond the differences to find success?


Yesterday on my way to work a new way of thinking about how to make things better came up. I am sure many of us had already heard from Good to Great but this morning on the radio I heard them speak of from Good to Gold and the good to great came to mind… Continue reading Do you realize the impact you can have? Are you willing to work beyond the differences to find success?

Ever heard the saying that pride comes before the fall?


Where are you putting your confidence? Are you too confident that you won't ask God? Consider all the stories of the Bible where the leaders continually asked God what they should do even though it looked just like every other time and how God gave them different directions! Consider all the stories of the Bible… Continue reading Ever heard the saying that pride comes before the fall?

What have you set up? How are you prepared? What’s your intentions?


Happy New Year everyone! 2017 has now begun after that extra second that took place new year's eve. So are you ready? What have you done to get setup? What have you done to be prepared? And how will that lead your steps going into the new year? Will it set you up for great… Continue reading What have you set up? How are you prepared? What’s your intentions?