The Hidden Power in Choosing Joy

There is great power in the choices you and I make.  You know that, right? Three weeks ago I had a procedure to my back which is causing severe pain. I am trying to rest and recovering from that procedure. During this time, God has demonstrated … [Read more...]

Sometimes the Most Heroic Thing to Do is Rest

Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about rest that was one of my most liked and shared posts in social media.  My brother liked the post and responded something to the effect of, "That's a great idea.  Why don't you try it?" Busted! It's … [Read more...]

How to Harness the Power of Rituals to Improve Your Life

Rituals?  Really? No, I’m not talking about the religious stuff that a priest might do in the front of the church. I’m talking about the rituals that some of us would call routines, things like brushing your teeth, or walking the dog, or reframing … [Read more...]

Have You Left Enough Margin to Live a Life of Love?

Margin is Space to Live In The margin is the space around a sheet of paper that makes it possible to read and understand what is written on it. In our lives, margin is the difference between our capacity and the current load we're carrying.  … [Read more...]

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It

Tuesday the clerk at the grocery store will wince with pain from carpal tunnel in both arms as she checks you out.  Thursday, your niece will defiantly declare that she is homosexual.  And Friday the Holy Spirit will tell you that your neighbor is … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Should Have Coffee With Jesus This Morning (3 of 3)

Reason # 1 Put Jesus in the middle of every situation and problem you face today. Because he is in you and you are in him, Jesus is in every situation and every problem that you face today. And that changes everything. Beginning your day with Jesus … [Read more...]

Choose to Pursue All God Has for You – Or Not

God Gives Us Choices God always gives us choices. He works within the framework of our choices. If we are open, He'll show us what the choices before us are. Then he asks us to choose. We can choose His way or not. We can choose to pursue God … [Read more...]

Be a Hero: Take a Real Rest

So Many Voices, So Little Time There are so many voices calling your name right now.  Really, only one matters.  And if you’re really busy you probably aren’t hearing Him. Every new invention seems to enable us to do more in less time.  Yet, our … [Read more...]

Doctors Transplant Hearts. God Transplants Character.

You don't develop character. You receive it. On the cross, Jesus was showing us the divine exchange - His for ours. I will give you a heart of flesh instead of a heart of stone. And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in … [Read more...]

Learn to Trust Your Heart

When your heart is totally committed to God, you can trust your heart. When we commit our lives to Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes inside us to empower us in the daily process of becoming like Jesus.  Jesus lived from his spirit (his heart) not his … [Read more...]