Protocols…

...a necessary part of of a predictable life.

What would we do without protocols in our life. Some are formal, like when you work or volunteer in an organization. Others are less formal, like when you check with your spouse before agreeing to a commitment. Both are necessary and neither is a bad thing. The trick is to be aware of the process […]

Discipline…

...needed.

Merriam-Webster gives us these options to define discipline: a : control gained by enforcing obedience or order b : orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior c : self-control In my thinking today, I have in mind the second and third choices where we all need discipline in our lives, not necessarily correction. In the midst of my 67th year, I am convinced that […]

Making Home Safe…

...no place for abuse.

Here are some facts about domestic abuse from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.1 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have […]

Men…

...strong and purposeful.

Today I’m celebrating the men in the world that follow God. It’s interesting that I have a sense that promoting men is politically incorrect. As an older white Christian male, I find it concerning that those in my categories are often seen as the culprits of our culture. You can’t have too many in your […]

Loving God…

...the way.

I pray that you know God. I pray that you have a relationship with Him. This is all made possible through the sacrificial love of God realized in the death of His Son, Jesus. He paid the penalty for our disobedience to God and did so with love in His heart for you and me. […]

The Sanctified Life…

...the way to live.

God’s word says, “I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy.” Lev 11:44  It also says, “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified:”1Th 4:3 We, then ought to aim to be sanctified and live for God. Being sanctified, also known as holiness means that we are set apart […]

The Unsanctified Life…

...there is a better plan.

The unsanctified life is the person who has not acknowledged God as the supreme authority and deepest friend. The first recognition of the unsanctified life is the person that does not know God. This may be from lack of opportunity or by personal choice. More and more in this society, there is less and less […]

Time for Spring…

...sometimes with snow.

Much of the world is without snow just now. Good for you. Where I live in New Jersey, we have about 6″ still out there, but I’m going for Spring, regardless of the winter type reality outside my window. It is interesting that seasons change on different days in different countries. Who knew the seasons […]

Disruptive Leadership…

...emerging concept.

Disruptive Leadership is a trending idea that many are embracing, particularly, the new generation. It speaks of a movement to unsettle the negative and impedinbg aspects of the status quo. It’s the new word for change. I suppose every generation needs to believe they have a new slant on the future, although, it still sounds […]

Every Day…

...most valuable.

Do we really need critical reminders of the value of every day? Sometimes. Of course, “this is the day the Lord has made…” should be reminder enough to keep our attention on what we have today without salivating for tomorrow. But we don’t always. So what is it that detracts us from stopping to smell […]