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Two squirrels busied themselves on the grass beside the walking trail this morning as I made my daily trek between the backyards of suburban houses and a creek tucked into a dense wood in the middle of town. The squirrels delivered the first God Dot of my day. Miracles and
Is there something you’re about to give up for good — or maybe disappear from or pause for awhile? Real stewardship today means you’re constantly rearranging schedules and assessing all the people, things, and commitments that devour your resources. There’s a seismic difference between scorched earth and retrenchment, between annihilation
Should you pass or press on when your horse tells you that he’s not comfortable with a gait, surroundings, or maneuver? You must know which option makes the situation more positive and which is an excuse to avoid an issue you don’t want to address. Sometimes the plan to exclude
Commitment is the engine that pulls you across the finish line. No one knows for certain what will happen once they take the first step. However, far more critical to success than knowing Step 2 is resolving to take Step 1. Plans and dreams remain hypotheticals until you make the
Comparison is a temptation. Falling for it can sabotage your confidence and sideline your dreams faster than boiling water melts a sugar cube. Perfect objectivity isn’t possible when you self-evaluate because you can’t see the big picture when you’re standing in the middle of it. “The tip of the neighbour’s
Dreams, goals, and missions come in a variety of sizes. Some goals are obviously bigger than others, but even the dream or vision you consider the penultimate, the biggest of the big, is only part of what God has in mind for you. Today’s exercise, part two of six in
You’re so jazzed about the day ahead that you woke up before the alarm buzzed the first time! Before you finish your first rich cup of liquid enthusiasm, the family and even your dog know that something’s up. It’s time to move the ball forward and bring your dream closer
The year 2020 transformed what we expected into something else and no one knows for certain what the New Year will bring. Yet Christmas never changes because the events of Christmas and Calvary, while historically past, form a circle of promise both made and kept. The circle of joy to
Want to be more successful, achieve goals, be a winner? Setting and achieving goals is formulaic—the details may change, but the process is the same. Once you know your WHAT (goal) and WHY (motivation), you’re ready to take a step closer to the finish line. My forty-plus year career is
Do you believe the Flood really happened? Was there really a Garden of Eden from which God evicted Adam and Eve? How long has mankind been around? Aren’t those questions for archaeologists, anthropologists, and scientists? Not if you believe that God’s Word is true. Biblical genealogies offer precise information and
My twenty-year old tobacco-colored gelding, Ace, stood quietly while I lumbered up onto a one-step stool carrying the stock saddle I intended to pitch onto his back. Eight out of ten times he steps backwards as soon as I get into launch position, but this day, he was a rock.
Do you have a heart to serve and skills that people need or want, but harbor Christian guilt about accepting payment? At the end of this post, I offer two statements to consider and use for yourself. Once I lay a little foundation, maybe they’ll provide clarity that empowers you
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