The key to success or failure

The key to success or failure

Consider these truths that come from a single  principle: You reap only if you sow. You reap only what you sow. You reap after you sow. You reap more than you sow. All of this flows from the law of the harvest: “You always reap what you sow” (Galatians 6:7). Throughout the day we sow […]

The night God saved my marriage

The night God saved my marriage

That night, after we climbed into bed, repelling each other like the negative ends of two magnets, I asked Cindy, “Would you marry me again?” Before her heart could beat she said, “No way!” “Would you marry me again?” she asked. “Not a chance,” I said. We had reached the proverbial bottom of the barrel […]

Re-sit the first domino

Re-sit the first domino

The rape. The injustice. The bitterness. The lie that he should even-the-score. The rage. The Orchestrated murder of Amnon, his half-brother. Hiding three years. The revolution he inspired. His death and King David’s tears, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my […]

The lie about forgiveness

The lie about forgiveness

Has anyone ever asked if you’ve done something nobody knows about? Or, asked if you’ve had something done to you no-one knows about? It’s not like everyone has a dark secret. At least, not that dark or deeply hidden. But lots of us do.  And few things trigger fear more than a question that threatens […]

The purpose of personal power

The purpose of personal power

In his book, Transforming Leadership, Leighton Ford observes, “Next to truth, the power question is the most important issue for the leader. And it is precisely in relation to power that the leadership of Jesus stands in the greatest contrast to popular understandings of leadership.” In his essay, “Leadership and Power,” John Gardner defines power […]