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Half-Time: 3 Things to Stop & Start

I was listening to John Maxwell give a talk earlier in which he discussed the concept of tradeoffs. He talked about how successful teams engage in conversation halfway through the game to evaluate their performance and make necessary adjustments in an effort to have a...

For Whom Will You Pray Today?

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way... I desire then that in every...

How’s That Working For You?

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge… 2 Pet. 1:5 We’re not saved by faith and works but we ARE saved by faith THAT works. Our faith should affect our attitude and make us want to be more like Jesus every...

Give and Take Away

Death and Destruction lie open before the Lord—how much more do human hearts! Prv. 15:11 Father, my heart lies open before you. Extract what doesn’t belong, and implant what you will. Amen.

Comforting Correction

Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. Prv. 15:10 Father, thank you for your discipline and correction. I’d rather suffer the sting of being reminded of my waywardness than to suffer in anguish eternally separated...

Focus on the Prize

The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. Prv. 15:9 Father, keep me from being distracted and neglecting my intimacy with you. Keep me in constant pursuit of your righteousness and your will for my life....

Vitality or Futility?

The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. Prv. 15:8 Father, help me to realize the best thing I can do for myself and others is to maintain a constant stream of prayer with you. Keep me mindful of the fact that prayer...

Spread the Word

The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright. Prv. 15:7 Father, use my words to spread knowledge of you and your grace to those who are lost and perishing apart from you. Amen.            ...

Before You Blow Your Lid

  Remember the last time you let your temper get the best of you? Remember that one thing, or that one word, you said that didn't seem to sound quite right coming from you? Perhaps it cost you an argument, some respect, or perhaps it even cost you a relationship....

Timeless Treasure

The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. Prv. 15:6 Father, help me to desire righteousness more than riches. Help me to place value on those things which moth and rust will never destroy and help me to lead others...