I try to look at my life each day but life tends to get in the way. Meaning, the chaos of my professional and personal “lives” tends to drown out the daily look back on where I have been and where I am heading in life. That’s part of the problem as I look back on 2015 and try to plot a course ahead for 2016. That’s why I find myself falling back on the Secrets to Life—and I mean the Real Secrets to Life. Continue reading “Falling Back on the Secrets to Life”
Help a Little Boy Battling Cancer
A different kind of post but an important one to help a little 8-year old boy dying from cancer. Brave little Dorian Murray wants to be famous before he goes to heaven. So, doing my part to help him by spreading his story. Please read it and pass it on. And pray for him!
I HATE cancer! #DStrong
Picture you have invited Jesus into your home. Are you Martha who was focused on getting the meal ready and associated chores or are you sister Mary who sat at Jesus’ feet and listened? Step back for a minute and really think about this because it has so much to say about your life—and how you are living it. It’s a virtual mirror on life! Continue reading “Martha, Martha…”
Jesus in Disbelief!!!
Imagine looking down on this world. There is violence across the globe and racial tensions everywhere you turn in the US. Slurs and shootings have dominated the news this week. Sure, we have made progress since Selma but how much have we really made? Jesus has to be looking at this and thinking, “This is what I gave my life for? Doesn’t anyone remember my last command to LOVE?” Continue reading “Jesus in Disbelief!!!”
Why Do I Write About the Real Secrets to Life?
Simply because they work! I have found 7 simple Secrets to Life that by following them lead to a happier, joyful life that is more peaceful and more fulfilling. We are all searching for answers in life and I have found some simple ones. That doesn’t mean that I am perfect or my life is totally blissful every second of every day. All it means is that I have found some simple ways to live that help keep me on a straight path or back on the straight path when I take a wrong turn on occasion. Continue reading “Why Do I Write About the Real Secrets to Life?”
Don’t Conform; Transform!
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
This is one of the best Bible verses to live your life by day in, day out. Don’t conform to the world but transform yourself by renewing your thinking in concert with God. Live to get in sync to God, not the world. Lead, don’t follow. Speak up, don’t stay silent. Be your own person—unique and special as God created you! Continue reading “Don’t Conform; Transform!”
My Greeting from God After My Vacation from Him!
I took some time off last week from work and, as it turned out, from God. I didn’t start out planning a vacation from God; in fact, I was planning just the opposite. I thought that with some time away from the pressures of work I could actually spent more time with God. The opposite actually happened—I left God at home for some reason. It was like I was trying to get away from everything, except for my wife who was physically with me. So, when I got back home God greeted me with his thoughts starting with a scripture verse that screamed at me. Continue reading “My Greeting from God After My Vacation from Him!”
There is Real Power in Prayer
If you don’t think prayer works, think again. Or take the time to really close off the world and pray. If you really try, by taking the time to open up your heart as well as your mind, you will find that prayer works. There are some things that prayer is and isn’t. You need to know those before you try, or simply dismiss prayer as not working. Continue reading “There is Real Power in Prayer”
Understand that God knows all of our thoughts before we express them. He knows what we are going through and what we need even before we pray.
Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Matthew 6:8
So, why pray? Continue reading “Why Pray?”
Does prayer work?
“Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.” Matthew 21: 22
Prayer works. It is that simple. There is nothing complicated about it. Find out for yourself. Pray.
Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest. James 5:17-18
Prayer is not like Continue reading “Does prayer work?”