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Will Prayer Change Your Life?

Prayer is a staple of religion.  If you don’t follow any particular religion then perhaps you meditate. The point is, humans by and large are tuned to opening their minds to some kind of external power or tranquility.  For many, this opening of their minds provides a sense of security and peace as they feel […]

Does Complaining Ever Help?

Complaining.  Everybody does it.  Sometimes, well…actually occasionally, we complain from a positive perspective for the purpose of effecting change and that’s good!  But most of the time we complain because someone or something is irritating us, or putting pressure on us or challenging us or contradicting us. Most of our complaints are not for the […]

How Do You Change Your World? (Part II)

Last week we began talking about what it takes to actually change the world around you – what it takes to not only have a dream for change but to begin that process of change. We talked about Nehemiah, a little-known figure in the Old Testament, who not only had a ridiculously big dream for […]

How Do You Change Your World? (Part I)

Everyone wants their world to be better.  Everyone has dreams and ideas they see as transformative – even innovative – yet the vast majority of us never do anything about those dreams and ideas to bring them to reality.  Why the lack of effort?  Because it is hard, because it takes thought, energy and determination […]

How Do I Make Gratitude My Constant Companion?

Human nature is a funny thing.  We live in an age of instant gratification, an age of virtually no waiting for anything.  We send a text, a tweet, a message or we post, and our expectation is for an almost instant answer or follow or response or reaction.  What we want we not only assume […]

What Made John the Baptist So Special?

Every so often someone comes along who stands out from the crowd, someone who distinguishes themselves from their peers by their manner, their motivation and their mission.  They don’t seem to fit into any comfortable category, for theirs is a mission that has world-changing implications and such missions are not common and least of all […]

How Do I Handle It When I Am Wrong?

Everyone has had and will have the experience of being wrong, of making mistakes and of not understanding something well enough to properly represent it.  Everyone!  The question is not about what to do IF these things happen; the question is how do we handle it WHEN these things happen?  Making mistakes and being wrong […]

Should We Be Worried About Witchcraft?

So, if you are a little kid it’s time for the excitement of “trick or treat” – costumes and candy. If you are older it’s time for parties, horror movies that look and feel so real they make your skin crawl, the undead, dark spells and generally unfettered behavior. Yup, we are talking about Halloween […]

Are We SURE Sin is Really Sinful?

What has happened to us? We live in an age where ego and emotion are more important than virtue and values. An age where personal preference outweighs personal worth and “I want it now” trumps integrity. We live in an age where absolutes aren’t (unless we decide they fit into our personal plan) and standards […]

How Do I Overcome Peer Pressure?

Peer pressure. When we say those words we typically think about teenagers, school and bad decisions and those thoughts are accurate. Young people face inordinate amounts of peer pressure on a regular basis and its effects can be devastating! Here’s the thing – adults are also subject to peer pressure and its place in our […]