In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein. The president said last week what every pastor and serious church-goer already knew: The church is
Are you all in? Are you leaving everything on the field? Are you fully committed? Most people give up when the going gets tough or
The people who invested the most in you are the people who helped you to build the foundation you stand on today. Coaches, teachers, uncles, aunts, pastors or other church leaders, perhaps a boss.
We need to deprogram ourselves. I know for sure that you can’t give what you don’t have. If you allow yourself to be depleted to
The coronavirus pandemic has given us new rules, regulations, procedures, guidelines, protocols and ground rules. Some of those have been confusing at times, but we
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. ~John F. Kennedy Sometimes, you
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. ~Corrie ten Boom. Who do you trust most in your life? Is it
There is a season for everything. If you’ve spent too long in the season that doesn’t allow you to smile, laugh and live, it’s time to changes seasons. The season is here for you to heal, build, laugh, dance, gather, embrace, mend, speak, love and experience peace!
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. ~C.S. Lewis. Today more than ever, people are struggling in life. They are discouraged, hopeless, down
But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. 2 Timothy 2:23. In these unusual times, it’s crucial that you don’t become bogged
Wherever you are in life, you can make life better, and there are people around you willing to help. If there aren’t, make that your first change today and find your three-member inner circle! And, remember this: God is on your side, He’s pulling for you and His hand will be the first one you see.
Warning signs abound and the storm is brewing. It’s not business as usual, but you can plan, prepare and avoid the pitfalls.
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” ~Zig Ziglar. If you’ve ever read the story of The Fork, you
If you’re paying attention at all, you realize we are living in unprecedented times. Every day seems to bring a “we haven’t seen that before” moment and the country appears to be spiralling out of control in so many ways.
What can you do about it?
There are two types of people in this world, the Givers and the Takers. The Takers sometimes eat better, but the Givers always sleep better. ~Danny Thomas. The key to success in
Don’t compare God’s best for your life with God’s best for someone else’s life. When you do, one of two things inevitably follows: haughtiness and pride because God’s best for your life seems “better”; or, envy and jealously because it seems less. You can learn from another’s success, but you can’t live it.
When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears. ~Tony Robbins. In today’s generation, we have forgotten how to be grateful, thankful and gratified, much
There has never been a better time for you to add to your dash! Your life, you see, is made up of two dates and
Sometimes the questions of life give us pause, make us think and help provide perspective. Actually, though, it’s the answers to those questions that bring
Make your list a list of one thing. Become consumed, be obsessed and put all your effort into the one thing. Don’t get sidetracked and leave it undone. And, don’t be a jack-of-all-trades. It’s time to become a master of something. Yes, I’m preaching to myself here, but you can join in the fun and festivities.
Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. ~Jonas Salk. Hope is essential. You
We live in north Colorado Springs. Only a few decades ago, it was in the country. Now, the area is burgeoning with mini-malls, restaurants, new
For the first time in our lives, time is standing still. Indeed, we are in the midst of extraordinary times and the signs are pointing
Even when we don’t see it, God is always working underneath the surface, behind the scenes and orchestrating His plans and purposes. ~Louie Giglio. When
What memories, heritage and traditions do you remember, whether from your parents, grandparents or perhaps an uncle?
Pass them along!
Forget the opinions and judgment of others. God has the final say in your life. In this world today, we get weighed down and burdened
Your tongue can get you into a lot of trouble! It already has, hasn’t it? So, are you ready to use your tongue to break
Go where the peace is, that’s where you want to be. In these moments of turmoil and confusion, you need a peace that passes all
There is no doubt about it: You can do it! The only question is: Will you? Dating myself here, but remember when you got in
You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. ~Joyce Meyer. Most every battle you will face this week begins in your mind. Too
What if you’re wrong? Don’t be so quick to answer and defend your position. Stop and think about it for a moment. What. If. You’re.
Live like no else today, so you can live like no else tomorrow. ~Dave Ramsey. We live in uncertain times. Whether it’s quarantine, going back
Whatever you do today, be intentional with your time, your words and your opportunities. You will never get them back!
As Thomas Paine suggested: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” No doubt, you will never pass this way again, so take advantage of this Coronavirus Crossroads.
You are more than just a warm body that needs a physical workout. Sure, that’s part of it, but believe it or not, just like other parts of your body, it’s crucial to get equal conditioning for every facet of your being. Body, soul, spirit and emotions.
We’ll be learning lessons for years, but don’t fret, and don’t let people tell you you’re doing the quarantine all wrong. After all, it’s your first pandemic!
Think about this: If you are doing anything other than what God created you to do, you are cheating yourself and settling for second best.
Everyone has a beloved scripture. That list of favorites can actually change over time depending on circumstances, understanding of the Bible or spiritual growth. In
Look for the good stuff, look for the bright side. You know there’s always two sides to the story, two sides to every situation. Spend some time dwelling on the good side!
Face it friends, whether you find yourself in a comfortable space (e.g. financially, emotionally, spiritually) or not-so-good place (e.g. stress, worry, fear) the times are precarious and turbulent. No one is exempt from the temptations and complications of these extraordinary times.
Sometimes in life, a sudden situation, a moment in time, alters your whole life, forever changes the road ahead. Ahmad Ardalan We live in momentous
Most of us put out fires most of the day. In other words, rather than being proactive with our lives and plans, we become first-responders to other people’s seeming crises and pop-up mini-emergencies or dilemmas. Distractions, mind-wandering, and even well-meaning people will take up your time, and you find when the day is done, nothing is done. Been there?
Let’s change it with a Success Agenda!
Who are the most influential people in your life? You must scrutinize this list. You must nurture and protect those relationships. They become part of your DNA and, thus, define who you are.
Take the challenge and scutinize your list!
The real issues of life seem to bubble up during crises or seasons of panic and fear. It’s then that we find out what kind
Dan Dean is a pastor’s kid who lives in the Dallas area. In 1991, he joined Randy Phillips and Shawn Craig to become PCD, or
Today is Monday and most of you have been home for a few weeks. My guess is that you are facing decisions right now, some of which you may have put off for days, weeks or months.
Pick one of those dilemmas and pull the trigger!
Don’t worry, I’m asking myself the same questions here, so you aren’t alone. Why the checkup? Because — no matter where you are on the journey — it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, settle for the status quo and live “under the circumstances”.
You must walk to the beat of a different drummer. The same beat that the wealthy hear. If the beat sounds normal, evacuate the dance