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 […]

The Hurts of Life

The Lord has called you into a life of greatness. God never creates a person for mediocrity or to fail. The grace of God makes it never too late or to get back on track with Him. Another reality of life is pain. Often it is this pain that comes to rob us from understanding our greatness. Have you experienced […]

Let us recognize, that the areas we hide in darkness are the very areas of our future defeat. We should realize that the greatest defense we can have against the devil is to maintain an honest heart before God. James 4:6–7 (ESV) 6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the […]

Superabounding Life

Spring is the season of new life. I love seeing the trees and shrubs that looked lifeless for several months come alive with new life and color. Spring is a wonderful season of abundant life. Every Spring season we celebrate the reason why every Christian is invited into abundant life and that is the defeat of death through the resurrection […]