Sunday, May 17th, 2020

When it comes to death, the playing field is equal. We all will die—there’s no getting around it. And being that the death rate is still hovering around 100%, it’s probably best to make sure your eternal future is secure before your temporal stuff is. You are not ready to live until you are ready to die.… Read the rest

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

One of the great myths of our day is that time flies. Time doesn’t fly, but it does tick, and it’s important to know that each tick is non-refundable. Too often, we take time for granted only to realize we can never get it back. I know that if time were money, we would be a whole lot more attentive to where it was going, and to what.… Read the rest

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Too often, we live our lives at arm’s length. If we really want to leave a lasting legacy, then we have to be willing to get up close and personal. We’re going to have to move against those fears that keep us at arm’s length. The key to authenticity is vulnerability.… Read the rest

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Dreams cut short, are lives cut off. Every person was created by God to make a difference. The question is, what kind of difference are you making? When you’re not living out your God–purposed dreams, it not only affects you, but also those around you. When we’re not living our lives to the fullest potential, others are affected in negative ways.… Read the rest

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Direction requires decision. Nothing happens by chance; everything happens by choice. Everybody is heading in a direction somewhere, and that somewhere lies within the decisions we make. If you don’t like the direction you’re going, then make a choice to change it. As Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland so eloquently stated, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”… Read the rest

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

I’ve heard it said that a successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that have been thrown at him. Criticism is a part of life and is always difficult to receive. But somewhere amidst the pain, you must find that morsel of truth from which to learn. Thus, rather than react, respond. Take the lesson and build with it. You’ll always get better rather than bitter.… Read the rest

Monday, May 4th, 2020

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”… Read the rest

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Expect storms – they happen. A worry-free life is no life. Everybody faces challenges. Everybody faces difficulty. The key to success is in HOW you face them. I’d like to offer that we paddle and pray. To stop means you quit. To pray means you’ve already won.… Read the rest

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Excitement is the belief of what can be. I love sports, and one of my great joys in life is the pre-game. Every weekend my heart still begins to beat a little faster thinking of what can be. So step out, take a risk, and believe – God’s not finished, and neither are you.… Read the rest

Friday, May 1st, 2020

There’s no failure except when you stop trying. As we all have heard so many times, “It’s not how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up.” Successful people just don’t know when to quit – it’s not part of their vocabulary.… Read the rest

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Every attack has a small kernel of truth. Don’t take every criticism personal; instead, leverage it for future success. Look for that kernel of truth in your attacks. Let the winds that people blow propel you to a better tomorrow. The only thing I’ve really learned about the press is that they waste a lot of ink.… Read the rest

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Dreams cut short are lives cut off. Imagine for a moment if Walt Disney would have never created a mouse. Walt was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” He went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. In fact, the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim on the grounds that it would attract only riffraff. You have a dream; believe in that dream, and never forget that your dream may be someone else’s launching pad. The Bible says, “All things are possible to those who believe” (Mark 9:23).… Read the rest

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Don’t prove you are a good leader; be a good leader. Our self-worth cannot be attained by the opinions of others. It is our sole responsibility to go out and do the right thing. We cannot determine how people will respond to what we do, but at the end of the day, we can know that we led well.… Read the rest

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

The idea that time heals all wounds is a load of crap. The best time to heal any wound is right now. Don’t delay on God’s way – make the call. Humble yourself. Apologize. Quit waiting for someone to come to you when you have the ability to go to them – the same way God came to us.… Read the rest