You Can’t?

History abounds with tales of experts who were convinced that the ideas, plans, and projects of others could never be achieved. However, accomplishment came to those who said, “I can make it happen.” History abounds with tales of experts who were convinced that the ideas, plans, and projects of others could never be achieved. However, accomplishment came to those who […]

Thriving in Fearful Times

A disciple once asked Sadhu Sundar Singh, a great Christian missionary to the people of Tibet, “What is life’s most difficult task?” He answered, “To have no burden to carry!” The greatest gift of selfless service is that it also helps the one who serves. There is no valley so deep to be beyond the reach of God’s mercy (Luke […]

The Urgency of the Hour

The Urgency of the Hour The commentator William Barclay recalls a fable about three demons who were being sent by their leader Satan to destroy the human race. “How are you going to do this,” Satan asked them. The first said: “I will tell them that there is no God.” Satan responded: “You will not fool many. They know God […]

We live in a day and age that fathers are desperately needed. According to the U.S. census bureau, 24 million children, 1 out of 3, live without their biological father in the home. Consequently, there is a father factor in nearly all social ills facing America today. Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent.  If it […]

  Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, “All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing.” Edison replied very confidently, “Oh, we have come a long way and we have learned a lot. We know that there are two thousand elements which […]

Healing for the Broken Heart

Recently I read a story of the Death March by Alvie Robbins in, Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II’s Most Dramatic Mission. During the Second World War the US Army was forced to retreat from the Philippines. Some of their soldiers were left behind, and became prisoners of the Japanese. The men called themselves “ghosts”, souls unseen […]

The Trap of Pain

Life is filled with blessings and pain. You only need to turn on the nightly news to hear about vicious homicides, terrible accidents, traumatic births, handicaps, terminal illness, divorce, and death.  Everyone has pain and unless we deal with the pain properly when it occurs, it starts to accumulate and snowball. When dealing with pain it is important to note […]

What does it look like to love our neighbor as ourselves? Does it have any connection to what would classically be known as customer service? I believe the Ritz Carlton and their world renown customer service has something to teach us all. See their Gold Standard approach to customer service: Three Steps Of Service A warm and sincere greeting. Use […]

Keep Moving Forward

Victory Over Regret

The world is full of pain and very few of us have been trained on how to deal with it in a Godly way. We all have experienced pain and much of our pain is heart breaking. The psalmist tells us that, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18). While […]