How to smile back at 2018

How to smile back at 2018

Don’t be deceived into thinking it’s meaningless to number your days.  It isn’t.  And don’t kid yourself into thinking it’s easy.  It’s not.  Indeed, the psalmist pleaded with God to help him do just that.  In Psalm 39:4 he cried out, “Show me, O LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let […]

Where To Find Courage

Where To Find Courage

Courage is the ability to face difficulty, danger, or pain without crippling fear.  And because life presents us with difficulty, danger and pain we all have opportunities to demonstrate courage.  Like when we face the prospect of failing a test, losing a job, hearing back from the doctor about a suspicious growth, discovering one of […]

The meaning of holiness

The meaning of holiness

When Isaiah beheld God sitting on his throne, high and exalted, with his robe filling the temple, angels flew around him and said to one another, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory” (Isaiah 6:3). The angels didn’t say the Lord is powerful, pure, loving, just, or […]

How to Hear God Speak

How to Hear God Speak

I had just finished speaking at a men’s event in the Texas when a man approached and asked if I would pray for him. Josh was 52, stood 5’10” and wore a red racing jacket covered with patches.

“I’ve made a lot of money,” he said. “In fact, I’ve made so much money I couldn’t spend it all if I tried.”

Josh said this with no more joy than a mortician would say, “I buried a lot of people this year.”

“My problem is, I don’t know what God wants me to do with the rest of my life. Should I sell my businesses or keep them? Or, should I pursue something else?”