Growth thru Feedback

Growth thru Feedback

Let a righteous man strike me–that is a kindness; let him rebuke me–that is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it. Ps. 141:5 Few people enjoy criticism.  Even constructive criticism can be a challenge to accept. Yet if it is given by a...
Power of a Smile

Power of a Smile

Good Morning, A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. Prov. 15:13 My wife and I work with a young woman named Laura who has an infectious smile.  When she walks into a room it gets a little brighter.  When she...
The Source of Real Freedom

The Source of Real Freedom

Good Morning, As we anticipate celebrating the 4thof July holiday this week, I thought I would pass along a few quotes from individuals who have had a big impact on our nation.  They were not theologians or pastors. Yet they realized that they were not the...
Sculpted to Perfection

Sculpted to Perfection

Good Morning, Have you ever seen a series of wood carvings that start with the block of wood and finally reveal the finished work? Perhaps you have noticed that even part way through the process a clear picture of the end result is not always easy to see. The...
Hitting Curveballs

Hitting Curveballs

I’m a baseball fan.  I love to watch pitchers challenge hitters and vis versa.  As a hitter, one of the toughest pitches to hit is the sharp breaking ball that follows an overpowering fastball.  A nasty curveball has caused many an...
Don’t Forfeit Peace

Don’t Forfeit Peace

Good Morning, Joseph Scriven was born in Ireland in 1819.  At the age of 25 he had fallen in love and was to be married.  The day before his marriage his fiancé died in a drowning accident.   In hopes of starting a new life he sailed to...
The Cure for a Small God Problem

The Cure for a Small God Problem

Title: The Cure for a Small God Problem Good Morning, When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? Psalm 8: 3-4 In all...
Literally Everywhere

Literally Everywhere

Good Morning, Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your...
God is Not Deciding

God is Not Deciding

Good Morning, If we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself. 2 Tim. 2:13 Somehow, many of us have gotten the wrong idea about God.  We think he is constantly deciding about whether to exercise one of his attributes over...
Captivating Leadership

Captivating Leadership

Good Morning, Part of a leader’s job is to help people see that the place they are going is worth the trip to get there. – Ron K I took a third-world finance class in grad school and I remember one of the keys to improving the lives of people in undeveloped and...
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