Entries by ralph

Motivation – Part Two

We are discussing motivation. We are either driven by eternal motivations or by worldly motivations. We have looked at the worldly motivations… 1> Money or financial rewards 2> Accomplishments 3> The desire to affect change and influence Your motivation is the reason why you do what you do. It’s the thing, person, feeling, or goal […]

Motivation – Part One

What motivates you in your daily living? What drives you to get out of bed and go forward for another day and then another day and then another? Scores of people are motivated by fame, money, power, and pleasure. In fact, these motivations have become a $10 billion industry with folks eagerly handing over their […]

Choosing a Mentor – Part Four

We are looking at how to be wise when looking for and choosing a mentor. So far we have examined…                    1> A good mentor is a worthy example                                     […]

Choosing a Mentor – Part Three

We are looking at how to be wise when looking for and choosing a mentor. So far we have examined… 1> A good mentor is a worthy example                                                       […]

Choosing a Mentor – Part Two

We are looking at how to be wise when looking for and choosing a mentor. Last time we saw… 1> A good mentor is a worthy example 2> A good mentor is available Andrew Carnegie stated, “As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” As […]

Choosing a Mentor – Part One

Personal growth should be the number one priority of all believers who are serious about following Jesus and reaching their divine purpose in life. Since I began my walk with the Lord over 43 years ago I have had a series of mentors. At first, I simply grabbed hold or anyone who was willing to […]

THE LIGHTHOUSE …

On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur there was once a crude little lifesaving station.  The building was just a hut, and there was only one boat, but the few devoted members kept a constant watch over the sea, and with no thought for themselves went out day and night tirelessly searching for the […]

Turning Bad Experiences Into Growth Encounters – Part Two

We are looking at how to turn a bad experience into a growth encounter. Last time we saw: 1> Choose a positive life stance 2> Embrace and develop your creativity 3> Embrace the value of bad experiences President John F. Kennedy was once asked how he became a war hero. With his customary dry wit […]

Turning Bad Experiences Into Growth Encounters – Part One

We had a look at bad experiences yesterday and saw three basic truths. Today we want to look at how to turn a bad experience into a growth encounter. Someone once said, “Experience isn’t really the best teacher but it sure does serve as the best excuse for not trying to do the same silly […]

Life’s Bad Experiences

What separates people who thrive and those who merely survive? I believe it is how they face their problems.  When bad things happen we need to use these experiences as stepping stones for growth, learning, and success. I have never known anyone who said, “I love problems.” But, I have known many who have admitted […]