“Better than I deserve!” That’s my favorite response when someone asks how I’m doing. Yes, I stole it from Dave Ramsey. But that’s beside the point.
The point is, inspirational greetings are powerful. Continue reading The Power of an Inspirational Greeting
The following was inspired by a story about Hernan Cortes told by Andy Andrews (from the “In the Loop” Podcast).
In 1519, Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes and his band of soldiers faced an impossible task; plunder the Mayans. For 600 years, no one could defeat them. Armies with more resources than Cortes tried and failed.
Continue reading Burn the Boats
Samson was foolish in his choice of women. Most of his stories revolve around the immoral women he chased after. Godliness wasn’t very high on his list of prerequisites. Actually, it wasn’t on the list at all! Continue reading Choices to Avoid When Considering Someone to Marry
In the last article I listed the first five ways lack of sleep hinders my spiritual life. Now for the rest (no pun intended!)…
6. I say things I don’t mean.
God wants us to restrain our lips (Prov. 10:19). I don’t know about you, but that’s hard for me to do when I’m overly tired. Unkind words and hurtful comments tend to fly out of my mouth.
7. I cannot think as clearly.
Continue reading 10 Ways Lack of Sleep Hinders My Spiritual Life (Part 2 of 2)
“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.” (Matt. 6:25a). Jesus says worry is sinful, but what about concern? Continue reading Worry vs. Concern
I don’t know of a Bible verse that says, “Thou shalt get plenty of sleep,” but I believe there’s a lot of wisdom in Christians getting enough sleep. When I don’t, I’m a mess. Fortunately, most of the time I feel pretty rested. Not all the time, though. And Satan likes to take advantage of me when I’m groggy from lack of sleep.
Here are ten ways lack of sleep hinders my spiritual life: Continue reading 10 Ways Lack of Sleep Hinders My Spiritual Life (part 1 of 2)
Jesus said, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:1). In the movie “The Prestige,” Robert Angier performed the greatest magic trick the world had ever seen — but it drove him mad. Continue reading Live Under the Stage