“Behold, I make all things NEW.” God said that. Even HE likes new things! No wonder our nature is to get revved up at the experience of anything that is brand new. “New” is not just a position on a calendar. It is a total frame of mind. It clears out all your mistakes. It … Continue reading 5 Things That Will Positively Change Your New Year
I treasure this quotation from Dr. Charles Swindoll, the renowned pastor, writer and president of Dallas Theological Seminary: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than wealth, than circumstances, than failures, … Continue reading REFLECTIONS
Next, this woman decided the church really needed some buses to pick up children for Sunday school – and she wasn’t going to just wish for it to happen. So, she herded her kids together, hobbled to the car with them and drove off to a local commercial transportation company. The company owner looked out … Continue reading Choice #7: Choose to make every person I meet and every place I go better because of Christ in me – Part 2
This is not only the final component of a godly leader’s attitude – it is the point of our service! Of course, it is Spirit of the Lord that makes people and places better, but God also has chosen to do much of this work through men and women. It is a special privilege, and … Continue reading Choice #7: Choose to make every person I meet and every place I go better because of Christ in me – Part 1
That single character flaw of whining can stain and weaken the effectiveness of anyone, even if they are top-notch in every other area of their lives. That was the case of a man who once worked for me. This fellow was a tremendous employee in so many ways. He was bright, extremely creative, a good … Continue reading Choice #6: Choose to be a problem solver and not a whiner – Part 2
Remember this verse from earlier in this book? Paul shared priceless wisdom he had learned from the Lord that beautifully applies to this point: “One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call … Continue reading Choice #6: Choose to be a problem solver and not a whiner – Part 1
Joseph renewed his promise to provide for his brothers and their children. The Bible says he comforted and spoke kindly to them. I like to imagine a big group hug took place -- all of Jacob’s sons truly together, at last. While Joseph had let go of his resentment and completely forgiven his brothers, they … Continue reading The Other Side of Resentment: Forgiven, but Can You Forgive Yourself?