With No Desire To Change

“How’s that working for ya?” Doctor Phillip McGraw, an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, has used this quote within his program many times throughout its debut in 2002. Although I have only watched the program a few times, the phrase has stuck with me. This program usually has families that have faced some sort of turmoil … Continue reading With No Desire To Change

The Undertow

On the surface, the water flows a certain direction. Below the surface, the water pulls in the opposite direction. This metaphorical view is how I am recognizing many people in my personal world this morning. The personal experience of being caught up within an undertow while swimming, as well as my line while fishing, had me thinking about just how others will relentlessly pull one … Continue reading The Undertow

Life Is One Big Party

There was a man whose conversation became known within the stillness of the room. He was talking to another guy, but the conversation was easily heard within the silence. He was speaking to a man about partying the entire weekend after an Eagles concert. The Eagles are an American rock band formed in the seventies. They have some really good songs in my opinion. Talented … Continue reading Life Is One Big Party

The Power Of Meditation

Just to clarify, I’m not talking about sitting on the floor, legs crossed with index fingers and thumbs together. I’m speaking of meditating on His Word. Today, I would like to talk about my personal experience with meditation. There was a very painful time in my life that involved my wife and children leaving our home. Several years ago, my mind was comparable to a … Continue reading The Power Of Meditation

Abiding In HIM, Not Others

I am honestly enthralled by the Gospel of John! When I first began reading the Bible several years ago, John’s account was very captivating. In his personal and up-close view into Christ’s identity, he shows us that Jesus, though fully God, came in the flesh to distinctly and accurately reveal God, and that Christ is the source of eternal life to all who believe in … Continue reading Abiding In HIM, Not Others

The Opposing Self

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy … Continue reading The Opposing Self

Alive And Well

My wife had asked me this past week to put up the Christmas tree and decorations over the weekend. It was nice spending a little time by myself reminiscing as I went through some of the decorations and memories. I found an ornament my grandmother had made. A gift ornament from 1985, several ornaments our kids had made throughout the last several years and strings … Continue reading Alive And Well