Half-Time: 3 Things to Stop & Start

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...
Give and Take Away

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....
Comforting Correction

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

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?

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

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.            ...