Reading – Another Source of Joy!

The Bible is a fountain every Christian should drink from frequently and deeply. Read more

Working On Your Joy?

In order to tap into the joy supply that Christ has secured for us, it will require some discipline. Joy is not only something felt within, it must be cultivated and practiced. Read more

5 Reasons We Won’t Tell Each Other The Truth!

When we avoid telling each other the truth, we allow ourselves to keep secrets, believe lies and harbor offenses; life becomes more of an illusion than an experience of reality. Ultimately we create barriers. We hurt ourselves and the people in our lives. Read more

The Loneliest Number!

“It is not good for …man to be alone…” – Genesis 2:18 “One is the loneliest number …” -Harry Nilsson Friendship is like food; we need it to survive! You and I are Formed for Friendship, we are only at our best when they are at their best. When you cultivate and tend to the health of your friendships, you are taking care of yourself in more ways than you may know. In recent years health researchers have proven that… Read more

Winter Is Gone!

One of the most astounding visuals of late is what is occurring in Yosemite Park in California. An unusual snowing and cold winter has begun to thaw and the results are that astounding waterfalls are breaking out all over the part in ways not seen in decades.  This clip from NBC Nightly News is one to be watched and absorbed.  After a year so full in the earth of unprecedented numbers of tornadoes, floods, earthquakes and more – there is… Read more

Your Story is Strong!

“All Jesus did that day was tell stories — a long storytelling afternoon.” -Matthew 13:34, The Message “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou Every summer an avalanche of hardback and paperback novels flies off the shelves at bookstores across the country. Millions of buyers pick up a new piece of fiction in which to escape while relaxing on the beach or traveling on vacation. There is a reason for this —… Read more

The Twig in the Cement

While digging the foundation for a new church in Kingston, Jamaica, I learned a lesson about character I will not soon forget. Lacking the most in construction experience, I depended on the directions of my skilled co-laborers. After shoveling through several yards of ditches for the foundation in the sweltering tropical heat one afternoon, we finally started to pour the cement. As I spread and packed the muddy mixture with a rake, a tiny twig fell from the bank and… Read more

You Were Formed For It!

“Two are better than one…” – Ecclesiastes 4:9 “The better part of one’s life consist of his friendships.” – Abraham Lincoln “Describe the best day of your life?” In the manner of Art Linkletter, the former television talk show host who made a living asking children great questions, Daley Mackall asked this question of a little girl named Meredith: “Describe the best day of your life?” “I’ll give you the worst first,” she said. “I climbed a tree by an… Read more

Ask Up!

There are few things that can open up a mind or heart like a great question – the right question, asked at the right moment in the right manner can yield priceless results. Read more

Living Life From the Soul

“…the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, …and the man became a living soul.” Gen. 2:7 NIV/KJV “The tragedy of man is not that we die, but that which dies in us while we still live.” Albert Schweitzer We were designed by God to live life one way . . . from the soul.  For some reason, however, more often than not, most end up living… Read more