Active faith includes speaking and doing. When Jesus cursed the fig tree, He spoke to it. He did not just believe that it would dry up from the roots and die. He believed and commanded it to dry up from the roots and die. He spoke His desired result. He then commanded His disciples to do the same thing, except that He gave them … Read More I felt a sense of ‘bigness outside myself’
Every problem is an opportunity in disguise. Challenges will always exist. This is a fact of life. Not every plan works out. There will be losses, disappointments, and roadblocks. Your job may vanish, your stocks may crash, your car may crash… you will experience problems with friendships, family and relationships… someone whom you trust may betray you… someone whom you love may stop loving … Read More Every problem is an opportunity in disguise
Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” In other words, although life changes are inevitable, we can also initiate personal change so we can rise to the challenge and become a bigger and better person as a result. How do we do this? We believe the best ways are to recognize that change is inevitable, … Read More You must be the change you want to see
Faith was foundational to Churchill internal fortitude when all external signs pointed to disaster. Churchill referred often to Providence, as he did in a February 1941 broadcast appeal to the United States: “Put your confidence in us. Give us your faith and your blessing, and, under Providence, all will be well. We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither … Read More God’s ultimate providential care
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality. ~ John F. Kennedy The … Read More Be strong of good courage
Carpe Diem. These words stand in my kitchen wall. Everyday I look at them. Yes, Seize the Day. Every day brings it’s own experiences.. some I am so thankful for and others I wish I didn’t have to experience, yet still in their own way a benefit I ought to be thankful for, yet in my human weakness, I struggle to accept. Today, I’m … Read More Seize the moment
Human beings are instinctively social animals. It is natural for us to feel alone or lonely when we are isolated from others. As a tribal species, our brains adapted to rely on social connections as a means to survive. Off days. We all have them from time to time. Maybe you didn’t sleep well the night before, or perhaps you’re working on a project … Read More Dark Times. We all have them from time to time.