Showing posts from February, 2018


You personally may not be prone to chaos, but I can assure you that the world is, and many of the people around you are, and sometimes it doesn't take much for pandemonium to take over. So when chaos breaks out how do you keep your head on straight even when nobody else has a clue about what to do? When things get chaotic remember that chaos will never fix itself. Your problems will seldom go away on their own and they usually can get worse. Also, you can’t count on others to resolve your chaos. There are crisis situations when the advice of majority is the last group you want to listen to. It almost always hinders wise decision-making. There will be times when you will have to stand alone and against the tide of public opinion and choose to do what you know is right rather than what everyone else thinks is right. The one you can count on to redeem the disorder of your out-of-control situation is God. Acknowledge that he is not the author of your disorder but the one w


Integrity is a word that we need to use with caution. When some people hear it, it sounds to them like an accusation. They think, "Integrity. That's not me. I don't have it. I've never had it. I'll never have it. I've dug too deep of a hole for myself to ever crawl out into a life of integrity. It will forever be out of my reach." When other people hear it, they pat themselves on the back with a sense of smug self-satisfaction. "Yes, I'm in the top tier. I have integrity." The problem with the word integrity, as with the word character, is that many people pick and choose where they want it to be applied. Without question integrity involves every area of your life, not just the areas you're good at. No matter where you are on the integrity spectrum, you can get better. It's not too late to make some changes. You see the integrity that matters most is your integrity. You may be tempted to evaluate your husband or wife or you


We fear everything. We fear failure. We fear success. We fear being alone. We fear feeling trapped in a relationship. We fear poverty, and we fear the responsibilities and perils that come with affluence. We fear sickness, and we fear the discomfort that comes with making healthy lifestyle choices. We fear change but we're also afraid things will never be different than they are now. We fear missing out on something good, and we fear making the decisions that will give us a better life. Whatever it is, we fear it, coming and going. And the truth is that God doesn't want you to live in fear. He wants you to live a life defined by power, love and a sound mind. “For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) Power, love, and a sound mind. These three things should define your Christ-following life, not fear and timidity. The word power is dunamis, where we get the word dynamite. I like this word because it remin