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Becoming a Disciplined Person

Too many people see life as a waiting room. People sit and wait for their names to be called. But progress in life – moving forward to maturity and effectiveness in what we do and achieve – does not come looking for us. We won’t achieve great things accidentally. Never forget, as one of my […]

Learning To Say No!

It’s Monday .. and that means a day when I catch up on all that has happened on the weekend that now needs my attention. I stop reading and answering emails and various texts from different apps on Friday night when I close the office for the weekend. So, they pile up and then on […]

Creativity In a Busy World

I am an introvert and thus enjoy spending time by myself. I enjoy many things shared by introverts – reading, studying, writing, thinking, creating. Introverts are often good at knowing who they are and why they do what they do – because they have taken the time and found the solitude to examine their inner […]

Reinventing Myself

It has now been just slightly over two years since I stopped travelling due to the pandemic. And during that time I have had to make major adjustments to both the way I live and minister. And, I have taken time while the pace of my life and ministry is very different and much slower […]

Praying for Others – Part Three

“My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength— that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And […]

Praying for Others – Part Two

Last time we saw that Paul’s prayer for his people in Ephesus (Ephesians 3:14-19) is an important example for us as we pray for each other and for those who are going through tough times such as war and persecution. We examined the start of Paul’s prayer: 1> I pray that you will know God […]

Praying for Others – Part One

I receive a lot of prayer requests from people on an almost daily basis. There is great need out there in the world and one of the things we can do for those we love and even those we don’t know well is to pray. Paul, the apostle who recorded a good chunk of the […]

A FRESH LOOK  – Part One

Ted Turner – the founder of CNN and other cable networks – commented that the Ten Commandments were given with the sole purpose of taking the fun out of life He told the “Dallas Morning News” that Christianity was “a religion for losers” He commented that he had lived a bit on the wild life, […]

Adversity In Life

In the letter Paul wrote to the church in Philippi he states, “I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that my situation has actually turned out to advance the gospel…”  When writing earlier to the Corinthians, he said, “Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the […]

Evil Prospers

I have just read the Book of Nahum — a minor prophet in the Old Testament. It had been some time since I last visited with him.  In Nahum’s day the people encountered a dilemma that nearly everyone, from Psalmist to Prophet to everyday believers today, has wrestled with: God seems at times to give […]