I believe in a prosperity gospel, but not the kind you’re thinking about. In today’s Christian landscape there are myriad views on the so-called “Prosperity Gospel.” A quick click though early morning television will give you all the examples you care to find. Some folks blast such a view of […]
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. PSALM 90:12 The idea of numbering our days can seem like a fatalistic preoccupation with the end of our lives, especially when we’re young. Who thinks about death when it seems so far away? And […]
The lips of the righteous nourish many. PROVERBS 10:21 A righteous person—someone who has a personal connection to God—is a person who inherently nourishes others with his or her words. It’s easy to see the correlation between being righteous and being right, or between being righteous and being holy. But […]
The Power of One occurs when I keep the main things … the main things.
1. No one steals another person’s character. 2. My character is the only thing that many times distinguishes me from others. 3. Much of character development and character protection goes on in privacy. 4. I must learn to make decisions based on character rather than popularity or public opinion. 5. […]
1. Pride wants to constantly be in the center of the stage with all spotlights on it. 2. Becoming more secure in my own self can settle the ego appetite deep within us that fuels our pride. 3. Placing attention toward others starves the “me, me, me” appetite in all […]
God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked. ECCLESIASTES 3:17 The good news is that God sets the agenda and timing for all of life. The bad news is that people behave as if they can do whatever they want. Folks act as if God either does […]
Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. PSALM 97:3-5 A previous home of our partner, Sean Womack, had a gas-lighting […]