The Doormat Dilemma

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.      Love them anyway.If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.      Do good anyway.If you are successful, you will win false friends and...

On the Journey Together

What do you do when you are frantic because of a problem which seems to be totally overwhelming? Most of us call someone. We reach out to another person, not because we necessarily think they can solve the problem, but rather we just need someone to hear what we are...

Lighthouse

For the sailor fighting for his life during a deadly storm at sea, there is no more welcome sight than the glimmering rays of a lighthouse off in the distance. Though the light seems to be only a flicker compared to the immensity of the darkness, it is enough to guide...

Courage for the Journey

Some have described human life as a journey. There is a lot to be said for that illustration. Our life journey takes us to many places and through a wide range of experiences, some good, some we would like to forget. There are times when it seems all is well and we’re...

The Reason to Get Up in the Morning

People living two hundred years ago could not even imagine how we are living today. And if they could have seen into the future for a glimpse of our way of life, they would have certainly thought, “I would be happy all the time if I could live like that!” Ironically,...

Loose Ends Living

It is very stressful to live with ongoing uncertainty. When we aren’t sure how important situations in our lives are going to turn out, we say we have “loose ends to tie up”. We’ve even developed a new term to describe tying up those loose ends – closure. We talk...

A Portrait of Pride: The Human Disaster

Money has gotten a bad rap over the years due to a mistranslation of a Bible passage. The King James Version of 1 Timothy 6:10 says, “For the love of money is the root of all evil.” While greed has led a great deal of people away from God, it is not the singular cause...

Is Our Compass Broken?

Over the last several weeks the major news event has been the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft decision which could change abortion laws. Protests from the pro-abortion side have been vigorous and vehement. Because the majority of news networks favor abortion on...

Confusion

While it may be considered politically incorrect to say it, we do live in confusing times. We’re confused about what it means to be a human being. We’re confused about what defines male and female. We’re confused about whose life matters and whose doesn’t. We’re...

The Message Is the Mission

It is one of those intimidating moments, hearing someone shout, “I don’t care what you do, just get it done!” What’s so unnerving about that kind of command is that you know whatever has to be done, isn’t going to happen easily. And to make matters worse, you won’t be...