God Bless America!

A Prayer For Our Nation   Heavenly Father,   Thank you for making us in your image—as individual souls, distinct and one-of-a-kind! We praise you for the idea that is America and for everything that is true and noble and right about our nation. Most especially, we...

MARRIAGE IS GOOD… and bad

MARRIAGE IS GOOD and bad. This is not breaking news! Every husband and every wife are imperfect, both gifted and flawed in numerous, often unpredictable ways. Consequently, nowhere is the apostle Paul’s advice from Philippians 4:8 more valuable, more practical, or...

Get Back To The Basics

I’ve observed throughout my life that when individuals stray from timeless principles, trouble and adversity of some kind are never far behind. You can observe this for yourself with children and adults alike.  There are unwavering principles that govern each area of...

National 4:8 Day

You probably didn’t know it, but today is “National 4:8 Day.”  Every year, on this day, I like to have a little fun with the calendar and draw extra attention to the importance of healthy, joyful thinking. After all, it’s easy to take our thought life...

Leverage Your Strengths

Few things can be as counter-productive in life as investing lots of time doing the wrong things. While this seems like common sense, it is hardly common practice. Albert Einstein quipped, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,...

Start immediately

A century before the famous Nike slogan, “Just Do It,” philosopher William James provided similar advice on changing one’s life: “Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.” What do you think of this recommendation from James? Often referred to as the...