Always Deciding

Stumbling Through The Christian Life

Jesus is an invitation and a chance and a summons to a different way of life. And we are always deciding.   The Christian life can be tricky at times. Christians aren’t perfect. In fact, most of us are very aware of our faults and flaws. One of the main questions that comes up for […]

Transforming Failure Into Growth

How To Move On From Failure

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Allied Commander in charge of launching the attacks of D-Day during World War II. His success in that invasion would ultimately lead to victory over the Axis forces of Nazi and Japanese soldiers. As much as we admire his courage, preparation, and clarity of thinking when we look back at […]

Plotting Your Course

How Clarity Can Help You Accomplish Your Goals

Most people have dreams about what they would like to accomplish or become in life. We all want to do something valuable with our time. But for many people the dream remains just a dream. They struggle to attain their goals and realize their full potential. The most common problem that blocks us from reaching […]

Avoiding Election Stress (Part 2)

"For Thine is the kingdom..."

Kingdoms don’t last forever.   Neither do empires.   Or democracies.   Or republics.   Or monarchies.   I love our country. I am patriotic. I love reading about our history, and embrace our great strengths, and acknowledge our weaknesses as well. As much as I love our nation, our well-being can never come from the status […]

I Don’t Know

Four Phrases Guaranteed To Improve Your Relationships (Part 3)

As we continue our series of small phrases that pack amazing relational power, we look at a third simple statement, “I don’t know”. There are few things that feel more like failure than having to admit that we don’t know the answer or what to do next. So, most of us never admit it. We […]

All Or Nothing (Part 2)

Embracing The Power Of Responsibility

In Part 1 of this post we talked about the dangers of being overly responsible and of being irresponsible. So, how do we avoid the extremes of taking on too much responsibility on one side, or just throwing up our hands and giving up on the other?   Be honest about the extent of your […]

The Toxic Nature of Fear

How Trusting More Leads to Fearing Less

My high school basketball coach was terrifying.   At least that was my first impression of him. He was loud and intense. He screamed and had on occasion kicked us out of the gym if our practices didn’t meet the standard he desired. (The kicking out wasn’t the bad part, it was what awaited us […]