How God Builds Character

Character. It's not a term I hear much these days. When is the last time you heard someone described as a man or woman of good character? The dictionary defines character as the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing; moral or ethical quality; qualities of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity; reputation I like this definition. Character is [...]

January 18th, 2017|Categories: Character, Spiritual Disciplines|

Revival of purpose

Several years ago, I recommended a study called Blueprint for Life. This study strikes a chord deep within me. I know many people will agree with the first line: "There's something about planning your life and setting goals that just doesn't add up." Some of you might also agree that setting goals suggests "that we have the ability to control the future," or that "it takes audacity to [...]

January 16th, 2017|Categories: Planning, Resources|

Ways to reduce stress

In these hectic, and increasingly tense and uncertain times, it's important to reduce the stress in our lives. I received this list in an email several years ago and thought it still very relevant to us all. An Angel says, 'Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, [...]

January 14th, 2017|Categories: Planning, Resources|Tags: |

If by Rudyard Kipling

  If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too [...]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Character, The Christian Life|

Doorposts

What do you set your mind on? In Deuteronomy 6, God is instructing the nation of Israel to help them keep His commandments. "Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the LORD your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it, so that you and your son and [...]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Resolutions, Spiritual Disciplines|

Time for some good music

Angel Band The [My] latest sun is sinking fast, my race is nearly run My strongest trials now are past, my triumph is begun O come Angel Band, come & around me stand O bear me away on your snowy wings [snow white] to my immortal home O bear me away on your snowy wings [snow white] to my immortal home O bear my longing [...]

January 12th, 2017|Categories: Music|Tags: |

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