When I see my wife smile, or our children and grandsons smile, my heart swells with joy. Either they are pleased or amused. It doesn’t matter which, I’m happy with their pleasure. However, the goal of my life is not pleasing them, but pleasing God. There is a huge difference and it's what I will…Read more God Pleasers!
This Memorial Day will be memorable for me for quite awhile. Woodland buried a member of our local community today. We grieved with his wife and family. He was an devoted family man, an avid outdoorsman, and sports enthuisast. Although, I didn't know him personally, after meeting with his family, I believe we could have…Read more Taking Pride
Great leaders bring the best out of us not the worst. These leaders have a vision that awakens them to possibilities other have thought impossible or are unwilling to try. When they share that vision with us we are challenged to stretch and take risks for the good of one another and the generations to…Read more Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Us! – Choosing A President
Compassionate Leadership by Ted Engstrom and Paul Cedar After reading Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr by Ron Chernow a few years ago, I found this story in Compasionate Leadership compelling. From Chapter Three - The Perils of Compassionate Leadership "Dr. Karl Menninger, founder of the famed Menninger Health Institute, learned that people…Read more What I’m Reading
Are you discouraged? Do you remember the last time you were discouraged? But you were not experiencing "the joy of the Lord" as your strength. Perhaps your confidence and faith in God was being tested. Psalm 85 teaches us how to reflect, remember and pray in a time like this. "Heavenly Father, thank-you for your…Read more Revival, Restoration and Remembering in a Storm
The gift of self-discipline gives hope of enjoying good success in life. Jesus’ life reveals what biblical self-discipline and good success are. 2 Timothy 1:7 teaches us that the God gives to His people the power to live a self-disciplined life. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of…Read more Self-Discipline: Our Motivation
What is one decision you could make and keep that would help you to have a Happy New Year? You can make a decision that will improve your chances for maturity, success, relationships and ministry. You may have made some resolutions during your New Year's Day celebrations. Today, you may be wondering if you can keep that…Read more Self-Discipline – The Power to Change