Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Best it’s Ever Been….and it’s Only Getting Better!

The Best it’s Ever Been….and it’s Only Getting Better! “You have saved the best for now.” (John 2:10) Bill McCartney, former coach of the University Colorado Football team and Founder of Promise Keepers, the dynamic men’s ministry that swept the Nation throughout the nineties and started a revolution, would often say — “Good, better, best; never let it rest until… (more…)

The Power of Personal Treasures

The Power of Personal Treasures “Where you keep your treasure is the place you will most want to be — and will end up being.” (Luke 2:34, The Message). Whatever it is that you value will hold a unique power over your life. You will schedule your time, spend your money, organize your plans, and expend your efforts in direct… (more…)

“Give ’em Heaven!”

“Give ’em Heaven!” “Let your enemies bring out the best in you, not the worst.” (Matthew 5:44, The Message). Jesus always had a way of putting things that turned things around. Today’s verse is but one of many examples. The natural and understandable thing for us to do when confronting an enemy is to fight fire with fire. But in… (more…)

Yawning Our Way to Our Journey’s End?

Yawning Our Way to Our Journey’s End? “If you knew that I was after the best, then why did you do less than the least?” (Matthew 25:26, The Message). Sooner or later we each will have to face the moment of truth — when our lives are measured in the light of eternity. There is an abiding reality within the… (more…)

“Who’s Your Daddy?”

“Who’s Your Daddy?” “Lord,” said Philip, “let us see the Father; that is all we want.” (John 14:8. Moffatt NT) In the ongoing human drama of Adam’s fallen race there is an undeniable, universal need for a Liberator – a knight in shining armor. This is why every culture throughout the history of mankind has its one great hero, its… (more…)

Never Hesitate to Say Yes to God’s Plan for Your Life

Never Hesitate to Say Yes to God’s Plan for Your Life “Be it unto me according to Thy Word.” (Luke 1:38). Os Guinness writes, ” Our passion is to know we are fulfilling the purpose for which we are on earth. All standards of success — wealth, power, knowledge, position, fame — grow tiny and hollow if we do not… (more…)

This was done a few years back.

Olympic Champions in Life (Part 1) “If anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules.” (2 Timothy 2:5). With the Summer Olympics moving fast towards the Closing Ceremonies, and our minds reeling with the stunning achievements of all those who have competed according to the rules and been given… (more…)

Go the Distance!

Go the Distance! “Blessed is the man who endures temptation, who perseveres under trial” (James 1:12). By definition, endurance means to sustain one’s capacity and integrity throughout the duration of any kind of ordeal. It means to withstand hardship, adversity, or stress; to remain firm under difficulty without yielding. It means that even though you may bend, you will not… (more…)

Words of Wisdom?

  Words of Wisdom?   “Words of wisdom make good sense; but the thoughts of a fool make no sense at all.” (Proverbs 15:7).   We all know that Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived. And he’s the one who said, “Words of wisdom make good sense.” So in light of that insight, take a look at these… (more…)

Have You Seen God Lately?

Have You Seen God Lately? “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God” (Matt. 5:8). Did you know that our eyes are connected to our hearts? It’s true. Whatever your heart is set upon, your eyes will search out and find. Whatever your heart dismisses as meaningless will always be passed over by your gaze. For example… (more…)