I pray that the first two months of 2021 have been as productive and prosperous as people were hoping when 2020 was finally history. I found myself singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness” this morning. The phrase “morning by morning new mercies I see” filled my soul with music. Lamentations 3:23 tell us they are new…Read more Making Dreams Come True
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!
Prayerfully Write Visionary Life Goals “Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15–16, AMP Life goals are how I talk about…Read more Visionary Goals
A guiding thought for me has always been, “Where do I want to go?”Before I read my Bible or go to my study to prepare a message, I ask the Lord, “Where do you want me to go?” I ask of the text from the Bible, “Where is this going?” When I read a book,…Read more Where Are You Going?
Just thinking! In less than five minutes I could complete some of the following for my wife, family, church, friends, or myself to clear my mind. In less than five minutes I could: ... text/send a check for my tithes, missions faith promise, or some other gift. Philippians 4:19. Yeppers!... use the search word unsubscribe…Read more In less than five minutes I could …
“He anointed me… He has sent me on a mission...” (Luke 4:16–19, WUEST) “Just as the Father sent me, I send you.” (John 20:21, Message) I met an unhappy team of students overseas on a missions trip. It seems their leadership and the organization sponsoring hadn’t really planned a mission. These kids were not there…Read more On Mission!
"The chance you had in life is the life you've got. You can make complaints about what people, including you, make of their lives after they have got them, and about what other people make of other people's lives, even about your children being gone, but you mustn't wish for another life. You mustn't want…Read more Thanksgiving 2014
Today, I talked with a retired pastor/friend who retired from his pastorate in Maine. He is 86 years old and filled with joy. When I called him, he was playing the piano and singing. I asked him how he was doing, he said, "I praise the Lord, study my Bible and I take aerobics with…Read more 86 and Full of Joy!
HOW I PLAN MY DAY "Those who plan to do good will be loved and trusted." Proverbs 14:22 (NLT) 1. Prayerfully 2. Strategically - (Vision) 3. Tactically - (Actions, Time, Metrics) 4. My Roles - (Husband, Dad, Pastor etc) 5. Importance - (avoids the tyranny of the urgent) 6. Conferring - (My family, e-group, my…Read more HOW I PLAN MY DAY
HOW I START THE DAY "Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh." Psalm 19:12 (Message) 1. Coffee and Devotional reading. (Wakes my mind) 2. Read my Bible. Currently I'm reading the book of 1 Corinthians, Psalms and Proverbs (This year I've used the Message Translation) 3. Prayer and Journal 4. Breakfast…Read more HOW I START THE DAY