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5 Ways to Grow Your Faith

In my last post, I talked about 5 reasons you should be developing a strong faith. A strong faith gives you the ability to push through hard times, helps you move in a new direction, overcome fear, help others who are struggling...

5 Reasons to Grow Your Faith

The Apostle Paul wrote that Christ-followers are to walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). The Bible teaches that as followers of Jesus, faith is the key component. During Jesus’ ministry on earth, faith was...

Success: What Is It Really?

Recently I was able to get some extended time away from the daily grind of life. I try to do this about once a year. During my time this year, one of the questions that kept coming up in my mind was, “What is success?” I have...

5 Ways to Stay Motivated

It’s easy for me to get motivated. It’s hard for me to stay motivated. I’ve always been that way. I hear something, I see something, or I get a good idea, and I am easily inspired to go for it. And so…I do. And then, a...

Cast a Compelling Vision

Bill Hybels, pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, said: “At the core of leadership, it’s the power of vision, in my estimation, that’s the most potent offensive weapon in the leader’s arsenal.” This is a powerful...

4 Reasons Christians Should Fast

In Matthew 9 Jesus was questioned as to why his disciples were not fasting. He replied, “Do wedding guests mourn while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then...

Cultivating Generosity: Part 3

In the recent book, The Paradox of Generosity, the authors begin with this statement, backed by empirical data, “Generosity is paradoxical. Those who give, receive back in turn. By spending ourselves for others’...

Cultivating Generosity: Part 2

As I mentioned in a previous post, I believe most of us desire to be more generous and even believe that we should be more generous. However, when it comes down to it, we struggle to be consistently generous. The average...

Cultivating Generosity: Part 1

We are entering a time of year when it is more natural to be thankful, to think of others more regularly, and to be generous. I think most people have a desire to be more generous, to be more liberal in giving and sharing what...

5 Ways to Improve Yourself

Everyone wants a better life If you polled a crowd of people and asked them if they desired a better quality of life almost all of them would answer with a resounding “YES”! Most people desire a life with more joy...

4 Benefits of Integrity

Not many of us would disagree that our world would be a better place if people lived with integrity. The damage caused by a lack of integrity today is seen everywhere. All a person has to do is watch the news and hear about a...

How Prayer Works

When it comes to praying things can be a bit confusing. How do you pray correctly? What do you say to God? Should you pray for yourself or only others? Is it selfish to pray for yourself? Should you ask for miraculous things to...

Rethinking your Relationships

Nobody ever does anything great by themselves. Margaret Mead once said, “Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Nothing of significance has...

How to have Consistent Joy

Many people are struggling today to be happy. Discouragement and depression prevail in the lives of millions. Much of this is due to negative circumstances that occur in our lives. Perhaps a loved one passes away, or a spouse...