Thursday, June 25th, 2020

In the absence of a great dream, pettiness prevails. So dream big – big enough that it will require God to achieve it. I heard a great definition of what vision is: a compelling word picture of a preferred future. A great dream is the destination that we dream of and work for, awaiting the day when….… Read the rest

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Mistakes are a part of life. Don’t try to learn to be perfect; just learn. Every opportunity is just that – an opportunity to grow, learn, and try again. You’re going to make mistakes – we all do. The question is in how you will you respond to them. Remember, the life lesson of Edison is that he never failed; he just discovered a thousand ways that light won’t work. Imagine if he didn’t continue learning – we’d be living in darkness.… Read the rest

Friday, June 19th, 2020

If leadership is a marathon, then the key to experiencing lasting success is to finish. Paul wrote to his church in Corinth, “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever” (1 Corinthians 9:25). He also said, “Run in such a way that you will win.” Finish what you start, and always finish well.… Read the rest

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Great leadership is a marathon, not a sprint. You have to learn to think long-term if you want to experience true, lasting success. Remember, we’re building an OAK, not a MUSHROOM. Instant success always equates to the same reward – short-term. Great leadership passes on a long-lasting legacy – one that requires time and patience.… Read the rest

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Salvation is God’s gift to us. What we do with that gift is our gift to Him. What we become is the greatest gift we can ever offer back to God. Paul invites us to “offer ourselves as a living sacrifice” (Romans 12:1). Every day give yourself to God, grow in that gift, and then give your life away for another.… Read the rest

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

Time is one of the most precious things we have been given, and yet, too often, we spend it on things that really don’t matter. Each day is a tick on a clock; each moment of the tick can make an eternal difference in someone’s life. Make each moment matter. Make each tick count.… Read the rest

Friday, June 12th, 2020

“The greatest love is shown when a person lays down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). There is nothing more important to me than a person who really loves. No matter what, they are always there for you. Imagine a place like that. Imagine if the body of Christ actually lived like that.… Read the rest

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I need honesty, not flattery. I’m not talking about people who say things to hurt me; I’m talking about people who really care enough to say the tough things that make me better. Solomon is right, “In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery” (Proverbs 28:23). I need others who are willing to say the difficult things because they care about my future.… Read the rest

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Stop seeing yourself as a body with a soul in it; instead, start seeing yourself as a soul with a body around it. Paul writes, “Don’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).… Read the rest

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

If we’re going to experience good health, then we have to change our attitudes toward our own bodies. The Bible instructs, “Learn to appreciate and give dignity to your body, not abusing it, as is so common among those who know nothing of God” (1 Thessalonians 4:4-5). Health is what makes today feel like the best day of your life.… Read the rest

Monday, June 8th, 2020

If you’re not reading, I contend you’re not growing. And if you’re not growing, what in the world are you giving? It’s not about the mere consumption of knowledge, rather the desire for wisdom. The Bible tells us, “Intelligent people are always eager and ready to learn” (Proverbs 18:15). Remember, until we are face–to–face with our Lord, we are always a ‘becomer.’… Read the rest

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

If you want to keep the bad things out, it’s vital that you put the right things in. As the old adage goes, “Garbage in—garbage out.” Paul writes, “Fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable” (Philippians 4:8). The things you meditate on will eventually find their way out in your life.… Read the rest