So, another new week begins. The weekend was too short. Monday arrived too soon. For some, the things to do list you made last night haunted you all through the night — hopefully, it didn’t. Some who read this are eager for the new week to get under way. Others shudder at the thought of … Continue reading Another Monday Morning
Have you ever wished for an opportunity to make a fresh start in life? Of course, you have. We all do. As long as there have been people on the earth, there has been both the need and the desire try again. Life itself is set to run on cycles that give us opportunities for...
Well, it is Wednesday morning. How is your week going? Very often, when Friday morning arrives, I find myself asking: Where has the time gone? Who stole Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday? If we find yourself asking questions like this on Friday mornings, perhaps it would be helpful it we prayed this prayer today (and every … Continue reading Where do you find yourself this morning?
King Solomon's purpose for collecting the proverbs is stated in 1:2-4, which reads: Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs … Continue reading What is the purpose of the Proverbs?
Today is yesterday’s second chance! I have seen this quote or something similar to it several times recently. Second chances! Oh, how we need them! Oh, how we need each and every “Today!” However, today is more than yesterday’s second chance. It does provide an to opportunity try again. This effort needs to be intentional … Continue reading Three ways to make the most of our second chances
Many, many moons ago, I was both humbled and blessed by being present for a momentous occasion. You see, a small group of ministers was gathered at Silver Maple Camp, which is south of Kingman, Kansas, for the annual Kansas Ministry Retreat. The day, as I recall, was much like most days at this retreat. … Continue reading Are you longing for a better place to live?
Live like you mean it — Be a sacrificial servant. Leave the world behind — Be a subversive saint. Let the will of God reign in your heart — Be a skilled student of God.