Hopeful vs Hopeless

Hopeful vs Hopeless

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, July 25th 2016 Share the goods! During the Korean War, American soldiers were found dead in three basic states. Some were fighting, some were running away, and some were found dead in the bottom of their foxholes with no signs of violence. Those fighting and those running had similar physiologic changes found during autopsy: 1. Blood was shunted to the skeletal muscles and away from the intestines. 2. The pupils of their eyes were dilated. 3. The muscles of their heart were in a state of constriction at the time of death. 4. The airways to their lungs were dilated. Those found dead with no marks of violence had the opposite changes: 1. Blood was shunted to the intestines and away from the skeletal muscles. 2. The pupils of their eyes were constricted. 3. The muscles of their heart were in a state of relaxation at the time of death. 4. The airways to their lungs were constricted. These findings were compatible with sympathetic nervous system discharge for the fighters and runners. The others were compatible with parasympathetic nervous system discharge. The sympathetic part is also called the “fight or flight response” and is a result, in general, of the outpouring of adrenaline. The parasympathetic part is also called the “vegetative” side of the nervous system. These soldiers’ autopsies demonstrated exactly what this discharge would cause – death! The conclusion of the article was that the soldiers who were fighting or running were trying to do something, even if in fear. They had hope of winning or getting away. The soldiers...
The Tip

The Tip

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, July 11th 2016 Share the goods! There are some key questions that affect the tip when you go to a restaurant. The first thing is: Are you cheap? Some people have a no tip philosophy, so that immediately will effect their tip. In other words do you value service to begin with? The second consideration is the food. Was it good? Did I enjoy my meal? But the biggest determining factor is the waiter or waitress. Have you ever been at a restaurant and the waitress says “here,” throws the plate down, gives you the evil eye and generally looks like they do not want to be there? Part of you says, I wish he or she would have just stayed home. Sometimes it is so bad, that you are thinking, I would have preferred to go into the kitchen and gotten my own food, because service was so sloppy. And if you are like me then you do not like it, you do not appreciate it! Their service affects their tip. You are blessed to be a blessing. Click To Tweet Then there is the waitress who greets you with a smile, and says “Welcome to Jack’s Rib Joint, it is so nice to have you dine with us today.” Followed by “let me get your drinks.” “What would you like today?” “Watch out the plate is hot!” “Can I show you the desert menu? I will bring you the desert tray.” “Hey let me get those crumbs.” “Is there anything else I can do for you?” And finally, “Have...
The Falling Spider

The Falling Spider

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, July 4th 2016 Share the goods! When you knock a spider off the wall, she’ll throw out cobwebs while she’s falling, and if you try to knock a spider while she’s falling backward you can’t hurt her because she knows how to break her fall. No matter how you try to knock the spider off balance she continues to spray cobwebs to break her fall. We Christians ought to be like that spider. The spider fights with what she has within herself to break her fall, and is protected by her cobweb. No matter what height she falls from, the spider empties out what God put inside of her, and she survives the adversity of the experience. The goal of the enemy is to make you doubt yourself and what you have in your own “web” inside you. The adversary wants you to believe somebody has something better than you in their web, when in reality God is no respecter of people! If we are born again, we are equipped with God’s power inside us to help us in every situation. God is no respecter of people! Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, July 4th 2016 RELATED VERSES Romans 2:11 (NKJV) For there is no partiality with God. 1...
Take Every Thought Captive

Take Every Thought Captive

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, February 8th 2016 Share the goods! If we were able to control every point of access into America, or only have one point of access then it would be difficult for terrorists to infiltrate the country. But since there are many entry points it makes the job of keeping villains out more challenging. Like a bank robber or jewel thief is how satan attempts to act in our lives. He wants to sneak in and gain access into our minds and lives at entry points where our defenses are down. If we can control our thought life, we can control our decisions. Click To Tweet Notice the Bible does not say “take every demon captive,” but rather 2nd Corinthians 10:5 says to “take every thought captive.” This doesn’t mean that we don’t have to cast out demons, but we cast out demons from demon-possessed people, not normal everyday saints. If we can control our thought life, we can control our decisions. If we can control our thought life, we can control the amount of peace that we experience. MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, February 8th 2016 RELATED VERSES Romans 8:6 (NKJV) For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (NKJV)...
That’s My Child

That’s My Child

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, February 1st 2016 Share the goods! This is the story of a mother who lost her daughter in a house fire…or so she thought. One day a woman was told that her house had burned down and her young daughter had died, but she was never fully satisfied with the explanation that the police gave her because she never saw the remains to positively identify her daughter. Mothers have a certain sense about their children; they’re super sensitive, observant and insightful and know every detail of a child’s body right down to the dimples. When God looks at you He knows, “that’s My child! Click To Tweet Several years later the mother went to a children’s birthday party and saw a young girl who had a dimple in her cheek that was identical to the one her daughter had. After studying the girl she quickly concluded, “That’s my child!” The authorities investigated, and discovered that a woman had indeed kidnapped the child and burned down the house to cover her tracks. The kidnapper was arrested and the child was returned to her mother. What’s the point of this story? No matter how long satan may have had his hands on your life, when God looks at you He knows, “that’s My child!” MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others!...
Don’t Void The Warranty

Don’t Void The Warranty

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, January 25th 2016 Share the goods! Many products we purchase today come with a warranty. In some cases, we can buy an extended warranty which guarantees that the manufacturer will stand behind the product it if fails, but there are limitations. A manufacturer will cover a product if there’s a flaw in the manufacturing process, but not if you abuse the product. If you use your Dell computer in the shower and it stops working, you obviously cannot take it back to Dell. God has a warranty for your life as long as you are using it for His purpose. Click To Tweet When a manufacturer honors a warranty the assumption is that you’re using the product for its intended purpose, and it’s the same way with God. God has a warranty for your life as long as you are using it for His purpose. If your life is off purpose and out of whack and it seems like God is not answering your prayers, the question you have to ask is, “Am I using my life for His purpose?” MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, January 25th 2016 RELATED VERSES Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice,...
Be of Good Cheer

Be of Good Cheer

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, January 18th 2016 Share the goods! We can usually cope with something when we find out it’s normal. When a pregnant woman starts to have morning sickness or her feet start to swell she can initially become very upset, but when a doctor tells her that these experiences can be a normal part of pregnancy all of a sudden the woman’s perspective changes and she adapts. She’s still nauseated. Her ankles are still swollen, and she can’t fit comfortably into most of her clothes. She may still be feeling poorly physically, but she’s no longer worried because she understands what’s happening and that it’s all part of the process. If you go through life without understanding that there are some things that you have to go through so that you can deliver what God has impregnated in you, you can get distracted. John 16:33 NKJV says, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. How consistent is my explanatory style with what the Bible has to say? Click To Tweet Psalms 34:19 NKJV reminds us that, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” If you don’t live with the mindset that there are some things in life that you simply must push through, you’ll turn an experience into a crisis—when it’s really just a crossroad! We must continually ask ourselves, “ What’s my perspective on this situation, and what...
Cancerous Thinking

Cancerous Thinking

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, January 11th 2016 Share the goods! Did you know that cancer cells do their own thing? They have their own agenda and act independently within the body—growing and multiplying as they desire, and destroying the good cells. And this is how negative thoughts work in the life of the believer— each negative thought that we have tends to multiply and metastasize, but God gave us the ability to renew our minds so that each good thought becomes a building block that fortifies us and the body of Christ. But when we allow negative thoughts to grow and metastasize into cancerous thinking those thoughts end up destroying us! Each negative thought that we have tends to multiply and metastasize. Click To Tweet Look at the metaphor in Ephesians 4:15-16 (NKJV) “but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head — Christ — from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” Joints connect and build up the rest of the body. The purpose of joints in the context of Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV) “for the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, is for the soul to connect and link up with the...
The Weight of Envy

The Weight of Envy

Ancient Greek history talks about an athlete who ran well, but only placed second. The crowd applauded the winner, and eventually a statue was erected in the town square in his honor.

Plantation Mindset

Plantation Mindset

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, but Texas didn’t find out about it until June 19, 1865, which means there was a two-year gap between the time when the slaves were granted liberty and when they experienced liberty. Nobody told the slaves in Texas they were free. Even though they were legally free, they were not experientially free, so in 1865, blacks in Texas were still walking around behaving like slaves.

Don’t Give Up

Don’t Give Up

When pilots are taught to fly they undergo rigorous training in flight simulators and have to learn and memorize all manner of flight maneuvers.

The Father’s Heart

The Father’s Heart

Every day a little girl would ask her father to bring her some ice cream on his way home from work. One day, the father had a horrible and hectic time at work, confronting one problem after another.

Instrument Panel

Instrument Panel

Vertigo is defined as a sensation of dizziness, with a feeling that you are being whirled about in your environment. The term “vertigo” is sometimes used when training people to fly, especially when they learn to fly using instruments without being able to see where they’re going.

Crickets in the City

Crickets in the City

Whose voice are you listening to? 1 Corinthians 14:10 KJV reads, “There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.” There are many voices in the world, says the apostle Paul, but never have there been so many as are heard today.

Mount Everest

Mount Everest

Consider this visual illustration. Mount Everest towers five and a half miles above the earth. What is it that drives men to climb to such great heights?

Grocery List

Grocery List

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, November 16th 2015 Share the goods! When you go grocery shopping on an empty stomach and without a shopping list, almost everything looks especially attractive, and your shopping cart ends up filled with too many snacks and not enough nutrition. And when the cashier rings up your items and announces your total you’re in a state of shock! The worst part is that then you start to rationalize the amount of money you spent but still didn’t get the items you needed! The object of a grocery list is to purchase a nutritionally balanced diet for your family. Shopping without a list encourages the likelihood of purchasing the wrong food. Similarly if we don’t establish priorities in our lives and choose wisely, we’ll wind up making decisions without thinking–just because a particularly opportunity looks attractive. We’ll wind up piling things in to the baskets of our lives just like when we’re in a well-stocked grocery store and we shop without a list. The object of setting priorities is to allocate our time and money according to God’s desires. But too often we choose our priorities with the same lack of foresight as our trips to the grocery store, and the things that we give priority to are simply not what we need–or importantly, what God wants!! According to Webster’s, “a priority is something to which we give precedence by assigning a degree of urgency or importance to it.” If we don't establish priorities in our lives, we'll wind up making decisions without thinking. Click To Tweet Most men haven’t set or...
Debt Collectors

Debt Collectors

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, November 9th 2015 Share the goods! Why do men go into debt? Businesses subconsciously market and appeal to our hidden need for love, approval, companionship, significance and relief from anxiety. We live in a society of mass consumerism and the goal is always more consumption. Ads on tv, radio, online and in social media prompt us all to buy, buy, buy and spend, spend, spend. This may boost the economy, but what does this do to you and your pocketbook? It drives most folks further and further into debt. Debt beguiles us into believing that if we just buy one more thing it will satisfy our thirst. Debt enables men to pretend for a while that they're someone they're not... Click To Tweet And the problem with debt is that it’s addictive–once you find out how to get things with it, you drink up more and more as if it were sweet wine. And then your palate just wants to be delighted with even more. But long after the novelty has worn off of whatever you’ve purchased, long after the vacation is over, we have to pay back the money. Debt is a mirage. The most insidious thing about debt is that it enables men to pretend for a while that they’re someone they’re not, but the façade does not fool the bill collectors. MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration...
The Fortune of Mr. Yates

The Fortune of Mr. Yates

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, November 2nd 2015 Share the goods! During the Great Depression, there was a man named Mr. Yates who owned a farm and was doing everything he could not to lose it. But his best efforts appeared not to be good enough. The mortgage company eventually let Mr. Yates know that his farm would soon be foreclosed. Discouragement set in and Mr. Yates and his family were resigned to losing what they had so diligently desired to keep. One day, a man from an oil company knocked on Mr. Yates’ door, and asked for permission to drill on his land. Mr. Yates said, “Go ahead, I am going to lose the property anyway.” Almost instantly, the oil company hit a gusher, and oil started to pour forth. In fact, 82,000 barrels a day started to pour forth, making Mr. Yates an instant millionaire. Don't succumb to giving up: throw in the towel and experience spiritual foreclosure! Click To Tweet Here’s the question: When did Mr. Yates become a millionaire? Did he become a millionaire when the oil company discovered oil on his property? Or did he become a millionaire the day he purchased the property? There was a gap between the time that Mr. Yates bought the property and the discovery of the oil. Similarly there are Christians who entered into a relationship with Christ years ago, but aren’t experiencing or walking in their full inheritance. They don’t know that they’re spiritual millionaires! Many Christians are willing to just give up and throw in the towel and experience spiritual foreclosure. If you...
Forming Pearls

Forming Pearls

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, October 26th 2015 Share the goods! What are pearls? Pearls are formed from irritations inside a clam. A grain of sand lodges in the flesh of a clam and begins to form an irritation. The body of the clam begins to fight the sand by building up calcium. As it builds up calcium it starts to form a pearl. As we fight against the irritations in our lives we, too form pearls. The things that we’ve endured, the things that have hurt us cause us to build up a defense, just as the clam forms a pearl by fighting against the sand trapped in its flesh. The pearls in our lives are formed by the irritations in our lives. Pearls are beautiful. They are wonderful. They look good. But those pearls were built up by the pain in our life. Those pearls were built up by pressing on. Those pearls were created by enduring hardship like a good soldier. Don't throw your pearls before swine. Click To Tweet Your pearl will take a while to build up. You cannot build a pearl in just one minute. You cannot build a pearl in just a second. To build a pearl you may have to live with some pain for awhile; you may have to go through some irritation and suffering for awhile. But you have to find people who share a similar vision. You have to talk to people who have not given up on God. You have to talk to people who think God can do big and great things, and...
The Blessing

The Blessing

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, October 19th 2015 Share the goods! Blessing” is the main buzz word now in the Christian community. Everyone’s talking about “receiving a blessing” or “being blessed”, but when they use the word “blessing,” they’re usually referring to a material blessing–they’re talking about the the car, the house, the mate, the job.Those folks are looking for a physical manifestation of a desire, and that’s fine, but the essence of a true blessing takes place on the inside. In the process of moving toward the thing that you desire, the LORD does a work on you in the inside. What you become in the process of being blessed is more important than the end result. Proverbs 10:22 says, “The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.” NKJV. So don’t tell me that God blessed you with a house, and you’re miserable going home. Don’t tell me that He’s blessed you with more money, but you’re giving less than you did before. Don’t tell me that God has blessed you with a new job, but your family’s being destroyed because you’re not home as much. It’s not a blessing if you haven’t been transformed on the inside. Blessing takes place first on the inside. How do you know when a caterpillar has been blessed? Most would respond: When it turns into a butterfly. Yes that’s true, but the real blessing starts as the caterpillar is turning into a butterfly; a mighty change starts to take place on the inside of a caterpillar and then in due time...
Planted vs Buried

Planted vs Buried

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, October 12th 2015 Share the goods! It’s critical that we know the difference between being planted, and being buried. In John 12:24 (NKJV), Jesus says, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” God wants you to know that you’ve been planted, but satan wants you to think that you’ve been buried. So it’s critical that we know the difference between planting and burial. On the surface, planting and burying look the same; both involve digging into the ground, but here’s the key difference: planting has a future; burial does not. You bury the dead when life is over, but when you plant a seed, you bury it in the ground so that after a period of transformation it comes back up greater than it was when it went down. When you plant a seed, you aren’t burying it to get rid of it, but rather you are planting the seed so that new life may grow. But satan wants you to feel that you’re buried. Buried in guilt. Buried in shame. Buried in regret. And he wants you to remain in buried, stuck in the dark. Just because you may be in a dark place now, it doesn’t mean that that’s your final destination. Click To Tweet Our loving Father God wants you to live with the constant awareness that you have been planted. You didn’t grow randomly. You didn’t just arrive on the scene. You were planted! The sperm...
Follow The Leader

Follow The Leader

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, September 11th 2017 Share the goods! Do you remember when you were a little kid and you used to play a game called “Follow the Leader”? Remember what that was like; you would pick one child and make them the leader and whatever the leader did you would have to do. So if the leader stood up on one leg, you would have to stand up on one leg. If the leader would hop on their right leg, then you had to hop on the right leg or you were out. If the leader would hop on the left leg you had to hop on the left leg or you were out. If the leader climbed a tree, you had to climb the tree or you were out. Now here is the key question: how did you know what the leader was doing so that you could imitate him? Simple. You had to stay in their presence. If you refused to stay in their presence, then you would not know what to do. If you looked away for a second, then you would not know what the leader is doing. If we are going to be a true disciple, we are going to have to count the cost of following Christ. If we are going to be a true disciple, we are going to have to count the cost of following Christ. Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage...
Like a Space Shuttle

Like a Space Shuttle

As it relates to the space shuttle, experts will tell you that maintaining proper orbit is a delicate affair. To maintain proper orbit, the onboard computers constantly make course and altitude corrections.

Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable Batteries

You can save a fortune by using rechargeable batteries. But if you do not recharge them on schedule, they won’t do the job. In the same way that batteries must be recharged, the Christian must recharge his spiritual batteries every day!!

The Obedient Runner

The Obedient Runner

The person who really loves God seeks no other reward than to love God for who He is. Here’s an example: There are three men who go running faithfully every day. When asked why they run consistently every day they each had a different response.

Legacy of a Father

Legacy of a Father

The salmon nearly leaped onto their hooks. This was a far cry from the previous day when it seemed like the anglers could not catch a thing. Disappointed but not discouraged, they climbed aboard their small seaplane and skimmed past the Alaskan mountain to a pristine, secluded bay where the fish were sure to bite.

Monkey See Monkey Do

Monkey See Monkey Do

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, July 24th 2017 Share the goods! They picked up an old hound. She was a female and they adopted her as their pet. One day that dog got pregnant, and she was running around in the yard while the owner was cutting the grass and while she was playing with the owner she accidentally got her two hind legs cut off and everybody was devastated because they loved the dog and the dog was pregnant. So she was rushed to the vet and after looking at her, he said, “We have two choices we can put her to sleep or we can save her but she will be walking around with a limp because she will no longer have her two hind legs.” So the owner said “Save her!” Just as the vet described, she walked around the house dragging her rear end. Thank God! The puppies were saved and born healthy. But do you know what happened, just after a few weeks of being born? All of the puppies started walking around dragging their rear. This shows the power of modeling!!! Do not be deceived: 'Evil company corrupts good habits.' Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, July 24th 2017 RELATED VERSES Psalm 1 (NKJV) Blessed is the man...
The Computer in Your Mind

The Computer in Your Mind

When you first started using a computer you quickly learned a universal truth: if you enter wrong data, you’ll get wrong data. But if you enter correct data, you’ll get correct data. Computer pioneers called this, “GIGO” or “garbage in; garbage out.”

Off Course Sailing

Off Course Sailing

Charting a course for your life without a plan and a personal mission statement is like sailing on the ocean without a compass.

The Greatest Pitcher

The Greatest Pitcher

There was a little boy who loved to play in his backyard with his ball and bat. Every day he’d put on his baseball cap, grab his ball and bat and go outside and start tossing the ball in the air. As the ball descended, the boy would say to himself, “I’m the greatest hitter in the world!” Then he’d swing and miss.

Northern Pike

Northern Pike

As an experiment, a marine biologist captured a Great Northern Pike fish and put it in an aquarium and created an environment similar to the one that the pike lived in in the Canadian lakes.

Halfway House

Halfway House

One of the great mountains in the alps is very popular with climbers because it has a rest house halfway up. Still and yet, the trek up to this house is not for amateurs, it’s a long climb up to that point.

Access Point

Access Point

A woman who lived by herself went home one day and discovered that she’d been burglarized. As you can imagine, the woman was very upset and went out and purchased an alarm system and had it installed; she also replaced her stolen items.

The Real Problem

The Real Problem

Have you ever opened your refrigerator and all of a sudden a foul odor comes out of the refrigerator? You spray some air freshener in the kitchen and that works for awhile, but sooner or later you have have to deal with the source of the smell.

Information to Revelation

Information to Revelation

There’s a big difference between information and revelation. How does something go from information to revelation?

From the Bottom to the Top

From the Bottom to the Top

A donkey was walking around and fell in a hole. While it was sitting in the hole a farmer walked by, looked down and started to pour dirt on him. The donkey looked up and he said, “Why did you do that to me?”

Til He Comes

Til He Comes

There was much rejoicing, and when the news media asked the little girl how she’d floated for such a long time, she made the most riveting statement. She said, “I was just doing what my father told me until he came back.”

A Little Chick

A Little Chick

It’s critically important to allow ourselves to engage in the process, to go through what we need to go through to complete the cycle or season we’re in. There’s a story of a little chick who’s living inside an egg, and every day that little chick pecks against the shell, peck, peck, peck.

Back in the Box

Back in the Box

A young boy used to play Monopoly with his grandmother, and he would save his money. She would buy everything she could and eventually became the master of the board. At the end of the game, his grandmother would say, “One day, you’ll learn how to play the game.”

A Bumpy Ride

A Bumpy Ride

Many folks love to fly, but they hate to fly in bad weather. If you fly often you know what I mean. When you fly in bad weather and you look out the window, it’s completely white outside. You can’t see the shapes of the clouds. You can’t see the blue sky

Baggy Pants

Baggy Pants

In recent years, especially in urban areas, we’ve seen lots of young people wearing baggy pants. What’s deep is that wearing pants in this style originated in prison. An inmate would wear his pants baggy and low, dropping off his waist to indicate to the other men that he was available for sex.

Judge Not Lest You Be Judged

Judge Not Lest You Be Judged

We are like umpires at a baseball game in that we lo ve to call balls and strikes on somebody else. It is kind of like if you ask what time it is you will get a whole bunch of answers; some people set their watches ahead, some people set their watches behind.

Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

When we hang onto past hurts and wrongs, it causes us to have a victim’s mindset and it keeps us from getting the best that God has for us.

Frazier’s Support

Frazier’s Support

Joe Frazier’s son Marvis decided that he wanted to keep championship boxing in the Frazier family line. So he started boxing in the heavyweight division, and finally got his shot against Larry Holmes.

The Baby’s Coming

The Baby’s Coming

When a couple is getting ready to have a baby, they go through a season of preparation. They paint the baby’s room; they purchase baby furniture and baby clothes.

The Grace Cart

The Grace Cart

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, April 10th 2017 Share the goods! There was a married couple who were in the airport and as they were walking, they approached one of those moving sidewalks. So the husband got on but his wife decided to walk. Now his journey was easy because he was resting on an external source to get him where he needed to be. His wife was breathing hard because she was relying on herself. As the husband watched her, he turned away. He got to the end of the sidewalk and was looking back to see how long it would take his wife to get to him. As he was waiting, he heard his wife call his name. She had been waiting for him. You know why? Because all of a sudden, it dawned on her that this was too much work, so she hopped aboard one of the golf carts and caught a ride. This is called grace!!! You see if you stop trying to do things your way and submit to God, then He will meet you where you are and help you make up the time! God will meet you where you are and help you make up the time. Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, April 10th 2017...
No Hands But Your Hands

No Hands But Your Hands

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, April 3rd 2017 Share the goods! Back during WW2, there was a statue that had been bombed in Germany. Locals were trying to repair the statue and prepare it so that it could be on display. And as they began to repair the statue they could not find the hands that went on it. This statue was a picture of Jesus with his arms outstretched and down below the statue were these words. “Come unto me” They looked everywhere for the hands but they could not find them to finish the sculpture. They did not know what to do since it was a very prominent statue. So someone got an idea and this is what they did; they left the arms off the statue and they changed the sign underneath it “He has no hands but your hands” What a powerful picture! The only Jesus that people will see is the one who lives in His body of believers; the Church! The Church is called to be Jesus' hands on earth. Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, April 3rd 2017 RELATED VERSES John 14:12 (NKJV) Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than...
Stake in The Ground

Stake in The Ground

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, March 27th 2017 Share the goods! As a child, many of us have been to the Ringling Brothers circus at Madison Square Garden or the Nassau Colosseum. If you look at the elephants, you will see that while huge, they are tied to a little tiny stake that has been hammered into the ground. Did you know that if they wanted to, they could rip the stick out and free themselves to roam? But they will never do it. Because when they were a baby, they were “lied” to. The trainer led them to believe that as long as there was a stake in the ground with a chain, they were helpless, hopeless, and bound. They drummed this into the elephant’s orientation so regularly – hitting the little elephants’ leg when they tried to move it!!! Those elephants will die never having known that they had the power to move the stake. The people who know their God will do great exploits. Click To Tweet Catch this!!! This is satans’ agenda; many Christians will die never having known what they could have been if they knew the power of the revelation of their righteousness in Christ. The little stake that is holding you down can be ripped up when you use your God-given power. You have the authority to rip up the influence of the person that is holding you back. Same for the circumstance that is controlling you!!! Daniel 11:32 tells us that the people who know their God will do great exploits! When was the last time you did...
Not in The Shell

Not in The Shell

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, March 20th 2017 Share the goods! If you want a big tree, you don’t plant a big tree. No, you must plant a seed. This happens in the spring. When you look at the picture on the outside of the package, and you compare it to the contents, the two do not look the same. This is how nature works. You plant a seed, and then the plant comes up, but it does not look like the seed. When you have a bunch of seeds together, it could be apple, tomato, etc. If you place them together, you don’t know the difference until you plant them. But when they grow up they all look different. When you plant a seed and it dies, what really dies? The shell of the seed dies not the heart of the seed. Let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Matthew 16:24 Click To Tweet Now, this is critical because the life does not come from the shell, it originates from the inside, but that life cannot come forth until the outside of it dies away. This is what dying to self is. Then something new comes. Think about it, in the fall you will have acorns all over the place, but the acorns are what cause oak trees to come forth. So the acorn’s shell dies and dissolves, and the inside of the acorn produces the tree. The trunk of the tree, the leaves, the tree itself, the acorns produced on the tree did not come from the shell rather...
Finding Kitty

Finding Kitty

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, March 13th 2017 Share the goods! When you know what I know, no amount of investment is too much. A couple had a cat. The women loved the cat, but the husband hated it. One day, the wife went on vacation. She said, “Honey, take care of my cat!” Well, he did not like the cat when the wife was home, he certainly would not like the cat now that she was gone. So he took the cat, put the cat in a bag, tied the bag, and threw it into the sea. The wife came home and said, “Honey, where is the cat???” The husband told her that the cat was gone. They looked for weeks and weeks but found nothing. The woman was distraught. The husband said, “I love you so much, I know the cat is only worth $100, but I am going to place an ad in the newspaper for $5000 to anybody who finds the cat.” The wife responded, “Oh sweetheart, the fact that you would put up that much money for a cat because of your love for me is amazing.” So the man put the ad in the newspaper, and one of his friends came to him and said, “Bill you are going to place an ad in the paper and offer that much money just to find a cat???” The man responded, “When you know what I know, no amount of investment is too much.” When you're in the know, no amount of investment is too much. Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction...
The Tour Guide

The Tour Guide

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, March 6th 2017 Share the goods! When you go to a foreign country, it is great to have a map that shows you where to go. But you know what is even better than a map? A tour guide. The Holy Spirit wants to be your tour guide “showing” you where God wants you to go and how to give birth to the man or women He created you to be. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to constantly keep speaking to you about your future. The enemy’s agenda is to keep reminding you of painful memories from your past. When satan tries to bring up memories; remind him of his future and let him know that he is not going to like the temperature setting of the place he is destined to go. Isaiah 54:4: “Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.” Notice how the scripture keeps addressing the issue of shame. This is because there is a tendency for the painful mistakes of the past to have shame associated with them. When satan tries to bring up memories; remind him of his future... Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin...
Critical Spirit

Critical Spirit

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, February 27th 2017 Share the goods! Critical spirits can be very devastating. Think about Wimbledon. The tennis championships in England where there is a judge who sits on an elevated chair on the side between the two competitors. He has earned the right to be a judge because he has earned the reputation of being fair-minded in his judgments, so when the ball goes out of bounds the judge yells “FAULT!” The person with a critical spirit also sits on a high, elevated seat even though they have not earned the reputation of being fair-minded and they have not been invited. They are not welcomed but they just yell “FAULT!” all day despite the fact that their verdict is not appreciated nor accurate. In a marriage, the husband or wife must make sure that they do not position themselves in an elevated chair of judging their spouse all day long yelling “FAULT!”, “FAULT!”, “FAULT!”. Have we allowed ourselves to have a cynical mindset? Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, February 27th 2017 RELATED VERSES Proverbs 19:13 (NKJV) A foolish son is the ruin of his father, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping. Ephesians 4:14-16 (NKJV) we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro...
The Great Ship

The Great Ship

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, February 20th 2017 Share the goods! There is a story of a man who was building a ship and this guy was really into the ornate riggings of ship building so he built the most gorgeous sail you could imagine. He put all of the most beautiful furnishings on the sail and in the paint job. It had the most technological navigational furnishings that you ever saw but when it came time to invest in the keel and put the weight there to stabilize the ship in storms; it really was not that important to him since nobody was going to see it. He fudged on it and did not put much down there. Looks are not everything... Click To Tweet So, the first day he was out on the ocean, a storm came by and the ship capsized and the man who went out into the harbor with great applauds came back with shame because he “had forgotten to build below the waterline.” One of the great tragedies in life today for many marriages is that most people are caught up in the sails and the wood and the equipment and the accouterments of life but the character that lies beneath the waterline is so hard for them to get to that it never gets addressed. It’s easy for life to get cracked above the waterline, we should be building beneath the waterline. MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men...
The Summer House

The Summer House

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, February 13th 2017 Share the goods! A woman who was going through a bad time was trying to find rest for her soul. She had lost her husband and felt alone. She was spending time in a summerhouse trying to put her life back together. She was sitting in the middle of a big open room with high arching windows when a bird flew in. It flew up to the ceiling and was trapped. Trying to get out it flew to every window but nothing happened. It flew to where the light was coming in, but it couldn’t get out. It flew window after window, but it would only bang against the window and fall back. It would try to force its way out of the house through every little crack or crevice. She thought in her heart, “Poor bird, why do you not come down lower see this open door and fly out easily?” Tell God how you feel. Let Him bring the strength that is available to you through His Word. Click To Tweet But the bird insisted on wounding itself, flying against all of these clear windows. At last its wings grew tired. It flew lower and lower until finally, it was on the level with the open door. Then, seeing the way of escape the bird finally found freedom. Just then the woman thought, “I am like that bird. Through my pride and self-sufficiency, I have been flying so high to see the window up there, and God has been trying to humble me so that I...
Antiquated Maps

Antiquated Maps

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, February 6th 2017 Share the goods! I heard a story of a group of people who found a 4-month old abandoned German shepherd who was suffering from dehydration. The puppy also suffered from bruises all over its body. The people said that the puppy avoided them and for the first month, whenever they came near it, it would shrink and tremble. When they tried to reach out their hand to pet it, it would cower in the corner because it had learned to expect abuse from the hands of humans. It feared the world that it had come to know. It is the same way with children who develop their perception of the world based on how their first caretakers care for them. If they had good parents then they develop strong trust muscles. If they had bad parents then they develop weak trust muscles and their ability to bond is hindered. It is through these experiences that we draw a mental map of the world and then we order our journey around it. Am I using an old map to live, govern, or dictate my life? Click To Tweet This is not something we do consciously. It is kind of like touching a hot stove and the brain warning us not to do that again. The puppy, however, had not been warned not to touch a hot stove but not to connect with humans. The only problem is that the puppy’s mental map was now outdated. When we are older and are removed from a painful setting, our brain does...
Day Tight Compartments

Day Tight Compartments

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, January 30th 2017 Share the goods! Many years ago, there was an article by a famous physician by the name of Osler. He had some wise observations about worry and dealing with the psychological challenges of worry in the lives of people. He made an interesting analogy, he said that ocean liners are designed in such a way that the steel doors are able to be lowered by the press of a button, so that even if the hall of the ship is pieced by some disaster of some sort, they can lower the steel door and close off the hall so that only a portion of the ship is flooded. The doctor went on to make this important application by saying that in the journey of life, it is critical to learn how to lower the door against the tomorrows that may come in to destroy your life and then learn how to lower the door on the yesterdays that can cause you to worry, and learn how to live in a day tight compartment. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but rather worry will empty today of its strength. Click To Tweet Listen to what Jesus said, He said in Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” And then in Deuteronomy 33:2, “As your days, so shall your strength be.” No man has ever sunk under the burden of today, but many a man has sunk under the burden of...
Admit You Made a Mistake

Admit You Made a Mistake

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, January 23rd 2017 Share the goods! Many people invest in bad relationships like they invest in bad companies. Have you ever owned a company? Let’s say it’s a tech stock, and the company is worth 1/5th of what you paid for it. The stock did not have any earnings, but you bought it anyway because of its potential. When most people lose roughly 80% of their investment, they hang onto the stock saying “It is low, it has to go up.” But instead, it just becomes dead money that is not doing anything for the owner. Instead of taking that money and buying a company that could appreciate, many people keep their money in that dead company. This is what many people do when they get into relationships based on potential. After four or five years, they watch a person “depreciate.” Instead of investing themselves in a relationship that is healthy and heading somewhere, they say to themselves, “Well I have been in this relationship this long I may as well stay.” Are you overstaying your welcome? Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, January 23rd 2017 RELATED VERSES Joshua 1:1-3 (NKJV) After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, it came to pass that the Lord spoke...
Life Without Role Models

Life Without Role Models

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, January 16th 2017 Share the goods! Who was behind the murders of Pilanesberg’s rhinos in South Africa some years ago? Elephants. Why would elephants kill rhinos? Well, like juvenile delinquents, they had grown up without role models. “I think everyone needs a role model and these elephants that left the herd had no role model and no idea of what appropriate elephant behavior was,” said Gus Van Dyk, Pilanesberg Park’s Field Ecologist. The problem goes back 20 years to South Africa’s largest conservation area, Kruger National Park. Kruger had too many elephants. In those days, there was no way to relocate their large adult elephants. So researchers decided to kill the adults and save the children, who were more easily transported to other parks. The government veterinarian, Dr. Hym Ebedes, who originally approved the relocations, said it was a good idea. He said that he considered the possibility that the young elephants might not adjust well, but that there was no other option. The intentions may have been good, but the program created a whole generation of traumatized orphans thrown together without any adults to teach them how to behave. Years later those lonely orphans developed into troubled teenagers. That’s when the killings at Pilanesberg Park began. Everyone needs a role model and there is no better role model than Christ Jesus. Click To Tweet Like a police department facing a crime wave, the rangers photographed the murder scenes and put together rap sheets on the prime suspects, giving them each name. One of the suspects was named Tom Thumb. “We’ve...
The Enemy’s Cell

The Enemy’s Cell

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, January 9th 2017 Share the goods! One of the greatest and scariest aspects of 9/11 was the fact that the enemy had set up cells in our community. This is so scary because cells are pockets of enemies that are planted so that they can familiarize themselves with our patterns of life. In older times they were called the fourth column. Well, satan does the same thing now. He sets up cells that plant themselves in our minds and they study our thoughts and the things that interest us. Just like the 9/11 cells, these cells in our mind become activated. Don't believe the enemy and his lies. Click To Tweet Let’s talk about some of the cells that the enemy plants in our mind that activate at the opportune time: 1. Fear is a cell that the enemy plants. He tells you that you do not have what it takes to make it. He tells you that you will grow old and your dreams will not come to pass. 2. He plants the cell of ‘unlovable.’ In other words, he tells you that you are unlovable. He really loves this cell with single women because he tells them that they are incapable of being loved and that no man will appreciate what they have to offer. He tells them that they will never meet anyone who will care for them. 3. Age is another cell that the enemy plants. He tells people that they are too young or too old and it is too late to fulfill their destiny. MORE...
Let Go and Fly

Let Go and Fly

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, January 2nd 2017 Share the goods! There was a family of birds that was teaching their young to fly. The young swallows were perched on a dead branch over a lake. One of the adult swallows got alongside the chicks and started pushing them to the end of the branch. They pushed until finally one of the birds fell off. Somewhere between the branch and the water that was 4 feet below, the wings started to work, and the bird took off on its own. The second one did the same exact thing, but the third one was not to be bullied. As it started to fall off it grabbed the branch with its foot. But the parent was not sentimental; it peaked at the poor chick’s foot until it was more painful to fall than it was to hang on than deal with the insecurities of flying. The grip was released and the inexperienced wings started to pump. The mature swallow knew what the little chick did not and that is it would fly, and there was no danger in making it do what it was designed to do. Birds have feet, but flying is their characteristic action. What were you designed to do? Click To Tweet They are not fulfilled until they are flying, doing what they were born to do gracefully and with action. Here is a question: what were you designed to do? What are you trying to hang onto that is preventing you from living to your potential? Like the little swallow, what are you hanging...
Don’t Limit Yourself

Don’t Limit Yourself

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, December 26th 2016 Share the goods! Ivy Grandstrom is a 77-year-old grandmother from Vancouver, British Columbia who recently signed up for the 10-kilometer run, 800-yard run, 1500 meter, and 500 meter run in the world veteran games that take place in Eugene, Oregon. Ivy’s real specialty is not in running, but in beating the odds. You see, she is not only 77 years old, but she is totally blind. She has run competitively for the last 14 years and although she started running in handicapped races, she has started running recently in sighted races and has also run in the USA and Canada Masters Meets. She runs with her longtime friend, Paul Hoeberigs, with a surgical cloth tied to their wrist. Paul runs alongside Ivy and guides her through the race. She has fallen down many times, but she never stays down for long and she has never started a race that she has not finished. Ivy is a 77-year-old blind runner. Usually, the only thing that stops us from accomplishing the things that we set out to do is our own limitations! Usually, the only thing that stops us from accomplishing the things that we set out to do is our own limitations. Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods!...
Frogs In Cream

Frogs In Cream

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, December 19th 2016 Share the goods! Two frogs fell into a bowl of cream. The sides were so slick that they could not climb out of it. The frogs had to paddle and paddle just to stay alive; this went on and on for a long time. One frog got so tired that he gave up. He said, “We are never going to get out of here, we’re wasting our time!” He quit, and sunk to the bottom of the bowl. The other frog was more determined; he did not want to quit, so he kept paddling and paddling. A little more time passed, and he noticed that the consistency of cream was changing: it got thicker and thicker. This made the paddling more difficult to do, but the frog refused to quit. Before long, the cream turned to butter, and the frog was able to step out of the butter and walk away. We need to have the same attitude in our lives sometimes. Where there seems to be no way out, let’s keep pressing on and not quit. Keep the faith, and God will honor it! Where there seems to be no way out, let's keep pressing on and not quit. Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday,...
Solve for X

Solve for X

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, December 12th 2016 Share the goods! The key to life is to solve for x, for example 3x+4=19. The goal of the enemy is to have you think the whole equation is the problem, when in reality the problem is x. The enemy always talks in generalities, and the Holy Spirit always talks in specifics. This is like saying the Holy Spirit always convicts by solving for x. The enemy always condemns for the whole equation. This is important, if you can solve for x and discover what is holding you back in your walk with the Lord then you can move to the next level. This is the difference between the optimist and the pessimist. Or, we could say, the difference between people whose eyes are full of light and people whose eyes are full of darkness. You see, the optimist says that his problem is x, the pessimist says his problem is the whole algebraic equation. The enemy always talks in generalities, and the Holy Spirit always talks in specifics. Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, December 12th 2016 RELATED VERSES John 16:13 (NKJV) However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His...
Pain that Fuel Your Dream

Pain that Fuel Your Dream

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, December 5th 2016 Share the goods! For many Christians, we want God’s training program to be a microwave, but more often than not it is a crockpot or slow cooker. Glen Cunningham was born on a farm in Kansas. He attended school in a rural community in the one-room school house so many of us have seen in our travels around the country. He and his brother were given an assignment to stoke and light the fire in the big pot belly furnace in the middle of the classroom. On one particular morning, they were a bit late arriving at the school house and in order to speed up the process they poured kerosene over the fuel supply before they lit it. Unbeknownst to them there were still some live coals from the previous day’s fire. When they poured the kerosene over the fuel supply there was an explosion and a great fire, which caused both of the young men to be seriously injured. As Glen Cunningham was running from the building he looked back and he saw his brother lying on the floor next to the furnace and he instinctively ran back to grab his brother from the fire. Tragically, a few days later his brother died from the burns and Glen Cunningham was burned so badly around his legs that the doctor said he would never walk again. With God, we can turn tragedies into victories. Click To Tweet Certainly no one ever dared to believe that he would run again and that he would run again to break...
The Pot and the Oak Tree

The Pot and the Oak Tree

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, November 28th 2016 Share the goods! If you take a plant and you place it in a pot regardless of the potential of the plant, it will be restrained by the size of the pot you place it in. So if you have an oak tree and you place it in a pot, it can only grow to the size of the pot even though it is an oak tree. As people, we have to continually ask ourselves in the current environment that we’re in: Can I grow to my potential? Even if I have oak tree potential, if I stay in the wrong environment I will only grow to be a house plant. This is why you want to be so careful who you hang out with, because they can pollute the environment that you are in, and you’ll never grow to your potential. Be careful who you hang out with... Click To Tweet Satan’s goal is to keep us frozen in time. Have you ever owned a computer or perhaps you were using one at work and then the screen froze and you could not push the cursor, you could not get the screen to change, all you could do was try to reboot, but it seemed as though the computer would not even turn off. It seemed as though the only option you had was to just stare at the screen. This is what Satan wants in our lives; he wants us staring at the frozen computer screen of the past – the mistakes, poor choices – feeling...
Running The Race

Running The Race

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, June 27th 2016 Share the goods! In August 1992 at the Barcelona Summer Olympics, Derrick Redmond from Great Britain was favored to win the 400 meter race. But as he powered around the backstretch, his hamstring snapped. Derrick tried desperately to finish the race, but he still had half the distance to go. Because he couldn’t walk, he began to hop. One step — a grimace. Two steps — a yell. Jim Redmond, Derrick’s dad, had to get to his struggling son. He doesn’t remember all the steps down from section 131, row 22, seat 25 of the Olympic stadium. He doesn’t really remember leaping over the railing or pushing off security guards who were too stunned to stop him. He was not just a spectator at the Olympics anymore; Jim Redmond was a father, and he had to get to his son. “Dad,” Derrick said, “Dad …Get me back to lane five. I want to finish.” God wants to help us finish our race. Click To Tweet And leaning on each other, father and son made their way around the track as the crowd rose to their feet cheering, and the whole world watched. Olympic organizers can light the skies with fireworks, they can invite kings and queens, but this was the magic of real life. That day people saw an example of great courage, but they witnessed an even greater story about love. Derrick’s father was wearing a Nike hat that said “Just do it.” As we run the race God’s called us to run and we stumble, limp...
The Mannequin in the Window

The Mannequin in the Window

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, June 20th 2016 Share the goods! God wants to dress you up and give you a new nature so you can attract people to Him and make Him look good! Your job is to make God look good! Why is a mannequin in a store window? To be an attraction; to make the store look great and enticing, and lure the customer into the store. The mannequin sets the tone of the store through the clothes that it wears so that people will come in and spend money in the store. Catch this, the clothes on the dummy did not come from the dummy, the clothes on the dummy came from the owner of the store, and the owner of the store put clothes on the dummy so that folks on the outside will be drawn into the store. Similarly, our job is to make God look good whether things are going well, or they’re not. God wants to dress us up so that we will attract people into the store called the kingdom of God!! Our job is to make God look good! Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, June 20th 2016 RELATED VERSES Romans 8:19 (NKJV) For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the...
The Good Steward

The Good Steward

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, June 13th 2016 Share the goods! The job of a steward is to protect and expand the resources of another. When you put your money in the bank you do it for two reasons, to protect it, and to grow, or expand it. It’s a lot harder for a thief to get to your money out of the bank than from under your pillow. And depositing our money in the bank means that if you leave it there it will gain interest and expand and after a certain amount of time you’ll have more money than you deposited. So to be a good steward over something you want to protect and expand. This is why in the Parable of the Talents the first two men immediately went out to start getting a return and endeavored to maximize God’s resources. But the third guy essentially did nothing; he buried his talent in the ground where the money couldn’t even gain interest. The job of a steward is to protect and expand the resources of another. Click To Tweet So in our everyday lives we must invest what God has given us and get interest on it. God wants more out of your life, just as a baby grows to become a full adult. When parents invest in the life of a child it’s because they want the child to become all he/she can be. The key to life is to give back to God everything He gave you, but He wants it back with interest. If He gives you groceries, God wants...
Indecent Proposal

Indecent Proposal

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, June 6th 2016 Share the goods! The goal of the enemy is to always present you with an indecent proposal – particularly when you have a particular, or an intense need. He wants you to compromise who you are, or your birthright to fill what feels like an urgent need. In Genesis 25:29-34, Esau gave up his birthright to his brother Jacob to satisfy an intense hunger he was experiencing in a particular moment. The enemy always comes to take advantage of us in our weakest moments, so we have to learn how to delay gratification. In other words, we need to suffer in the short term, so that we can be blessed in the long term. It may appear that satan has some goodies, but they are not the will of God. Click To Tweet Here’s the question we all must ask ourselves: What are some of the things we may need to suffer in the short term so we can be blessed in the long term? Is it our finances? Save now, so we can be blessed later? Maybe it’s keeping ourselves sexually pure while we are so our minds can be clear in the long run. Why is this so important? Simple. The enemy will always come down your block on a hot summer day with ice cream truck of temptation! It may appear that satan has some goodies, but they are not the will of God. You remember what happened when you were little and you heard the ice cream truck coming down the block. You’d act...
Staying The Course

Staying The Course

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, May 30th 2016 Share the goods! Boating on the ocean is fascinating. The captain sets a compass heading in the direction he wants to go. He locks in that heading on the autopilot, and then the boat takes off in that direction; so far so good. It gets interesting when the craft hits a large wave or a series of waves. The autopilot does not allow the external action to alter its course. It keeps its original decision in place, heads straight for the goal, and then goes through the wave. There is a splash, lots of rocking and spraying, and an immediate correction by the autopilot if the ship is knocked off course in any way. When I say immediate, I mean immediate. The autopilot does not allow the ship to get swayed off course even momentarily when it hits a bump in the water. Beware of the fear of men... Click To Tweet Most people do not operate like this. They know their proverbial ship is heading in the right direction, but they look over to see someone else’s reaction to their decision. The other person’s decision becomes like a mighty wave that looms larger and larger until it appears even bigger and bigger than their decisions, goals, and values that drove the initial decision. So the person changes their course. They adjust, but now they have lost their heading. They have avoided crashing into the wave and getting soaked by the spray, but now they are off course. Well, not entirely off course, but rather they’re on someone...
The Teacher’s Mind

The Teacher’s Mind

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, May 23rd 2016 Share the goods! Have you ever noticed that when a student is taking a test the teacher is not talking? You know why? Because, if the teacher has allowed the student to take the test, he believes the student has everything needed to pass the test. If you are taking the test and you aren’t hearing from God, it could mean that in His eyes, he has given you everything you need already to pass the test. God will not allow you to take the test unless he feels he has prepared you for it. Everything you need you have in Christ Jesus. Click To Tweet In the state of Florida the school systems are awarded money by something called FACT. FACT is where the teachers prepare the students all year long to take the exams. The school system is awarded money based on how the kids perform on the test. The teachers prepare the students all year long. Passing the exam is not an indication of the student, but an indicator of the teacher. If you are taking the test and God is not talking that means He knows that you are ready. The test is not about you, but it is about how well the teacher has prepared you. Everything you need you have in Christ Jesus. MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex...
Save Your Work

Save Your Work

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, May 16th 2016 Share the goods! God is the great computer. When you get born again, He gives you a new life, sort of like a new word document, when we open a new file. You can then begin to write the new story of your life. Every now and then, the computer will prompt you with a question. “Do you want to save your work?” Your choices are Yes, No, or Cancel. In some cases, if you Cancel, it means give me a little more time. But at the end of every man’s life every file is closed. Every time you click “Close” you get asked the question, “Do you want to save your work?” Will you hear "Well done!" at the end of your life on earth? Click To Tweet The goal of every man is to spend his days opening files and working. So that when we come to the end of our lives, and we are asked, do you want to save your work, because we have used the time to glorify God, our answer can be YES!! Here is the question that every man has to ask himself, do you want to save your work? Are you living the kind of life that you would be proud to say, “Yes, I want to save my work for God to review!” MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect...
Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, May 9th 2016 Share the goods! When you see a man with multiple homes, or multiple cars, or excesses in life, here is the question that we must ask: What is the result of men seeking to find purpose? In Ecclesiastes 2:22, Solomon arrives at this conclusion: “For what has man for all his labor, and for the striving of his heart with which he has toiled under the sun? for all his days are sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity.” We might say that Solomon took a box of chocolates and tasted them in pursuit of happiness. The irony is that no matter which piece of candy men pick, they end up with a sweet tooth. Change by revelation, not desperation! Click To Tweet This is why you see athletes who run through women, get in trouble with the law, have substance abuse issues open up to the things of God after they have spent their wheel. Sadly for many men, change occurs when they are old in life, and their strength is little, and when they are aged, and when they have blown their families, and they do not have much time left to enjoy life. The challenge for each man is to not get to the point where God has to allow futility to draw him. Men should make a volitional choice to pursue God and not let too much of life to pass before this revelation occurs. MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges...
Metabolize Your Life

Metabolize Your Life

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, May 2nd 2016 Share the goods! When we do not metabolize or process the events in our lives we prevent ourselves from being able to embrace the new that God has for us. We’re like a computer that has a very small hard drive, say 3GB, and every time we try to upload a new program to our computer it slows down. I once had a computer that took 15 minutes to “boot up.” I would turn on my computer in the morning and then I would take a shower or eat breakfast, or do a whole bunch of other things. I finally realized that my computer was slow because there was no room on my hard drive for anything new. Get ready for the new things God has for you! Click To Tweet In other words, I had to remove some old programs to make room for the new programs. This is how life is for many people. God has some new software that He wants to load onto the hard drive of our life. But because we haven’t metabolized, or processed previous experiences we are unable to embrace what God is trying to do. It could be said that some people spend their whole lives “booting up.” In other words, they never get to run the program of life that God has for them because they are always “booting up.” They never get to the application of the things that God has for them because of unresolved issues that keep them in perpetual “boot up” mode. The goal of...
Roots & Fruit

Roots & Fruit

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, April 25th 2016 Share the goods! In the bible there is a teaching on roots and fruits. God has designed the universe so that you can identify problems based on the effect they have on our lives. For example, suppose you discover water dripping from the ceiling of your living room and it’s ruining your carpet. You will probably respond to this problem in one of two ways. One way is to engage in damage control. You will keep empty pots and pans wherever the water is leaking and scurry around to keep them emptied. If you live in a rainy climate, this could become a full-time job. Plus, it’s hard to cook without cookware! Every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. Click To Tweet The second method you might choose is to hire someone to come in and fix the leaky roof. This may cost more, but it will truly solve the problem. The soggy carpet is evidence of the “fruit.” It tells us that there is a serious problem in the structure of the house. The “root” is the leaky roof. If we do not pay attention to the root, we will likely have much more bad fruit, such as thousands of dollars of damaged carpet and flooring. Matthew 7:17-18 NKJV says, “Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. In other words, results always point toward causes. MORE TOPICS addiction...
George Wilson

George Wilson

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, April 18th 2016 Share the goods! A man named George Wilson killed a government employee in 1830 who was caught in the act of obstructing the mail. Since he was not a law enforcement officer and he killed a government employee, Wilson was tried and condemned to death by hanging. But the then president of the United States, Andrew Jackson granted him an executive pardon. George Wilson, however, refused to accept the pardon. The department of corrections did not know what to do. The case was taken to the Supreme Court where Chief Justice Marshall ruled that “a pardon is a slip of paper, the value of which is determined by the acceptance of the person to be pardoned. If it is refused, it is no pardon. George Wilson must be hanged.” And hanged he was. Even if we are opposed to the death penalty, we still cannot but agree with the principle that a pardon granted has to be accepted to become active. This is the point of the gospel. When God forgives us, we must accept God’s forgiveness. But then the gospel goes on to indicate that the way to receive God’s forgiveness is not just to say “Amen, so be it,” but to go out and live a life of forgiveness. Live a life of forgiveness! Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex...
Frisbee Dog

Frisbee Dog

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, April 10th 2016 Share the goods! Say you have a Frisbee dog at home. You know, the kind that catches Frisbees. You enter him into all types of competitions and he breaks his leg playing Frisbee. We all know that the dog is going to take at least a couple of weeks to heal. Would you make your dog go out and perform injured? The answer is no because you love your dog, and you want him to get well so that he can play Frisbee another day. As a result, you may lose a Frisbee competition because you were a no-show. When we have Biblical values, we know that if we are asked to do things by other people who do not understand us as well as we need to be understood, they may be asking us to play Frisbee with a broken leg. We know that if we do, we are going to re-injure ourselves. This is when we have to allow our “yes to be yes and our no to be no” (Matthew 5:37), which is simply a way of protecting ourselves. It may not seem loving to the person who wants to control you, but it is loving to God because you are taking responsibility to fix that puppy’s broken leg. Let your yes to be yes and your no to be no! Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography...
Seek Knock Find

Seek Knock Find

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, April 4th 2016 Share the goods! Have you ever lost your car keys? After you look in three or four places, do you just say, “I guess those keys are lost forever?” No. You keep looking all over until you find them, and you will tear up the house because you need those car keys and cannot function without them. So you keep looking and wreck your house looking for the keys. Catch this!!! The more frustrated you get, the more you throw things around. When you are in hot pursuit of something you don’t take the time to put things back into order, you don’t stack your clothes or dishes neatly just then. You just go crazy until you find whatever it is you’re looking for. You seek until you find. Keep asking, seeking and knocking. Click To Tweet Did you ever forget your key, or lock yourself out of your house when you were a kid? You knew someone was home, but maybe they were asleep and couldn’t hear you. But you didn’t just stand there and wait patiently for someone to let you in. You didn’t just knock one time, you kept knocking, or yelling, “Anybody home?! I’m locked out!” or ringing the bell until you got in. You did everything you needed to do because you knew someone was inside. This is what the Bible means in Matthew 7:7 when it instructs you to keep asking, seeking and knocking: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be...
Break The Cycle

Break The Cycle

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, March 28th 2016 Share the goods! There’s a term called “transference” that’s used in psychology. Transference occurs when a person experiences something in a previous relationship and the person projects that experience onto others. What makes this dangerous is that “transference” will often make the person unconsciously engage in behavior that causes them to create experiences they fear. For instance, a person who had a tough and controlling father grows up to resent, or fear authority figures. What can happen is that when that person gets a job and their boss gives them some constructive criticism at a 5 level, the person, who is extra sensitive, and expecting the same treatment from his boss that he received from his father hears the criticism at level 9. What’s tricky is that the person will unconsciously engage in behavior that leads to the very situation they fear or were trying to avoid. Don't let your past determine your future! Click To Tweet Suppose that same person’s boss asks them to make a copy. The person making the copy is so nervous that he rushes to make it, but in his haste he makes a poor quality copy. The person then rushes and hands the copy to his boss. The boss looks at it and thinks to himself, “Why would they make such a poor quality copy?” The vicious cycle swings into motion, because the boss then tells them to make the copy quality a little better the next time. The boss’s level 5 comment is interpreted at a level 10 and instead of...
Call Me Joseph

Call Me Joseph

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, March 21st 2016 Share the goods! There was a couple that had five miscarriages in nine years, and as you can imagine, they were devastated. The husband’s name was Joe, and he and his wife were grossly discouraged. One day as he was having a Bible study, he stumbled upon the Bible character named Joseph in Genesis. The name Joseph means “God will add”. All of a sudden Joe started telling all his friends to stop calling him “Joe” and to start calling him “Joseph”. Every time he heard his full name, it was a reminder that God will add. And do you know, it was not long before his wife became pregnant and after ten years they have a child, and the child is doing well. This is an excellent testimony to the power of words in our lives. (Joel Osteen shared this story on February 5, 2005) Life and death are in the power of the tongue ~ Proverbs 18.21 Click To Tweet MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, March 21st 2016 RELATED VERSES Genesis 39:2-3 (NKJV) The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the Lord was with him and...
Put Your Mask on First

Put Your Mask on First

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, March 14th 2016 Share the goods! When the emergency instructions are given before your flight takes off, the flight attendants tell you to put on your own mask first. And this message is sometimes reiterated for mothers with small children or people traveling with the elderly. Even though these instructions seem counter-intuitive, the fact of the matter is that if you help yourself first you’ll then be able to help others. As Christians we tend to judge others, but the bible tells us not to judge others; or we will be judged! We should also remove the log from our own eye before we try to remove the speck from our brother's. Click To Tweet So just as we’re told on the plane to put on our own mask first we should also remove the log from our own eye first before we try to remove the speck from our brother’s. The reason why folks aren’t experiencing more of God’s grace is because He’s looking at the standard that we’re applying to others and He is applying it to us. What goes around comes around. MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, March 14th 2016 RELATED VERSES Matthew 7:1-5 (NKJV) Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge,...
Blast Off

Blast Off

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, March 7th 2016 Share the goods! We have all watched a space shuttle lift off from planet earth and soar into outer space and into the heavens. What’s deep is that space shuttle sits on a launch pad and is ready to move into another realm, but it can’t go anywhere until the fire at its base has been ignited. There’s a countdown and when it hits zero the boosters are ignited and the shuttle takes off into space. A blazing fire takes it from the gravitational pull of the earth and delivers it to the glory of the heavens. Most Christians have been earthbound too long, and unable to get their missions off the ground. Click To Tweet But if there’s no fire; there’s no ignition, and no destiny. Most Christians have been earthbound too long, and unable to get their missions off the ground. In the meantime a countdown is in effect because we’re growing older day by day. But when we are set on fire by the Holy Spirit, when He ignites us on the inside, we will have blast off and we will soar! MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, March 7th 2016 RELATED VERSES Luke 3:16 (NKJV) John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with...
Polished Gemstone

Polished Gemstone

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, February 29th 2016 Share the goods! An unpolished gemstone looks no different from an ordinary piece of gravel. To polish it, you need three things: a rock tumbler, some abrasive grit, and at least one other stone. A rock tumbler is little more than a jar lying on its side atop a series of rollers. Inside the jar, you place some abrasive grit, the unpolished gemstone and at least one other stone . When the tumbler begins to roll, the rocks will slowly rise up the wall of the jar and then drop, crashing into one another over and over again. Each time they collide, the grit removes a tiny bit of the surface material on top of the gemstone. Each time they collide the stones become smoother and smoother but it’s a very slow process. What happens if you forget the abrasive grit? The stones will still collide, but without an abrasive grit, there is nothing to smooth the stones. They’ll continue to crash into each other and perhaps even chip or damage each other. However, the finished product will look no smoother than it did when you began. It’s not exactly pleasant to be the other rock in somebody else’s tumbler... Click To Tweet Think about it. Stone is struck thousands of time, but still isn’t polish. And you know what happens if you forget another stone? Absolutely nothing. The lone rock will tumble, but with nothing to strike against, it simply rises and falls. There will still be some abrasion as the stone bounces against the side of...
The War is Over

The War is Over

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, February 22nd 2016 Share the goods! Years ago a report was released about some Americans who went to a remote area in the Pacific islands, and discovered people still fighting fifteen to twenty years after World War II had ended. The people on the island had not heard the news that bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and that a peace treaty had been signed, and the war was over. When the Americans arrived and told them that the war was over, the islanders initially didn’t believe them and thought the Americans were trying to kill them. Are you fighting a war that has been over since Christ died for your sins? Click To Tweet Later they discovered how ignorant they’d been—fighting for two decades after the war was over. This is what the sinner discovers after he gets born again. He realizes that he’s been fighting a war that has been over since Christ died for his sins. And when the sinner finally has a revelation of this, he says to himself, “Peace has been won, and I no longer have to go around fighting for myself living with all of this tension on the inside of me! The war is over and I am free!” MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share...
Life of an Acorn

Life of an Acorn

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, February 15th 2016 Share the goods! Have you ever seen an oak tree surrounded by fallen acorns? If you step on an acorn it cracks easily, but the oak tree that grows from its seed is almost indestructible. The oak tree is much harder than its seed and compared to the acorn looks and feels very different and is made of a very different substance. The acorn is weak and the tree is powerful; the acorn is fragile and the tree is nearly indestructible. But you have to plant the weaker acorn before the stronger tree can grow. The goal of the Christian life is for the inward man to swallow and dissolve the outward man. Click To Tweet Catch this: the tree does not come from the shell of the seed; it comes from inside of the seed. What releases the power inside of the seed is the death of the shell. When a seed is planted in the ground, the shell dissolves, releasing the life on the inside into the soil and the substance of the tree is created from the inside, not the shell of the seed. So what happens is the inner part of the seed swallows up the outer part of the seed and a whole new substance comes out of the ground called a tree. Likewise we are seeds. The goal of the Christian life is for the inward man to swallow and dissolve the outward man. This will happen completely when Jesus returns, but our goal is for this to happen now here on...
The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow

There’s a movie called “The Day After Tomorrow” that deals with radical shifts in global warming. All of a sudden, the weather shifts, and there’s snow falling all over the world, and the United States is starting to freeze over.

Green Pastures

Green Pastures

Psalm 23:1-3 NKJV reads: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the path of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Fine Dining

Fine Dining

Suppose you haven’t eaten all day, you’re super hungry. You select the best restaurant in town and then ask the waiter for the finest steak on the menu.

The Pocket Knife

The Pocket Knife

A young mountain climber named Aron Ralston was hiking in a remote section of Utah when an eight hundred pound boulder shifted and trapped his arm. For five days, he tried to do everything he could to free himself.

Daily Water

Daily Water

There are several ways to kill a plant. You can stab it, poke it, and tear it. Or, you can simply leave it alone, and without attention the planet will die. A plant requires care and attention for it to survive and thrive.

Kathy Ormsby

Kathy Ormsby

In 1986, Kathy Ormsby was one of our nation’s top women athletes. She was the current record holder in the 10,000-meter run and was on the Dean’s List at North Carolina State.

The Game is Half Over

The Game is Half Over

Roy Riegels was a football player at the University of California who played a close game against Georgia Tech in the 1929 Rose Bowl. Playing defense, Roy Riegels tried to tackle a Georgia Tech player and was shoved against another player and got turned around and he started running down the sideline, probably thinking, “This is great!

Stay Focused

Stay Focused

There was a young boy who grew up on a farm and was waiting for the day that he could plow his first field. That great day came and his dad said, “I just have one piece of advice as you are plow across this huge field.

Around the World

Around the World

John Stephen Akhwari was a Tanzanian marathon runner in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Like all of the other athletes, John trained rigorously and was looking forward to running appearing in the Olympic Games.

The Prototype

The Prototype

Family Leadership Men Personal Development Relationships Women Monday, July 6th 2015 Share the goods! Every new building or renovation starts with a vision or a dream in the mind or heart of an architect or a developer. To raise funds for a new project the architect or developer first designs a prototype–a miniature model of what the new building(s) will look like. I’m sure you’ve seen a model like this in the lobby of a church or an office. But here’s the question you have to ask yourself: Do you have a model of the vision that God has for you? Your imagination is the workshop of your mind. Click To Tweet What’s the prototype of the dream that you have? What do you look at on a daily basis while you’re building the life that God has called you to live? Your imagination is the workshop of your mind! You can dream, design, and determine what you want to happen in your life. Whatever dominates your imagination today, will very likely be what manifests in your life tomorrow. MORE TOPICS addiction authority biblical characters career challenges children communication convictions depression discernment emotions failure faith family fear finances forgiveness grace healing identity leadership love marriage men parenting personal development pornography priorities process purpose relationships respect restoration righteousness sex sin success temptation trials women Help us continue helping others! DONATE TODAY Share the goods! Monday, July 6th 2015 RELATED VERSES Esther 4:15-16 (NKJV) Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for...