Don’t Build Your House in the Desert

Scripture: “But you all came to me and said, ‘First, let’s send out scouts to explore the land for us. They will advise us on the best route to take and which towns we should enter.’ This seemed like a good idea to me, so I chose twelve scouts, one from each of your tribes. They

Drowning in Stuff that Won’t Satisfy

Scripture: “Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.’ But he said to him, ‘Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?’ And he said to them, ‘Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of

Do You Want to Say it Again?

Photo by Ganapathy Kumar via Creative Commons   A recent conversation included someone telling me that I should get a parrot and a log cabin down by a creek. You may be surprised by some of those details. I’ll take the log cabin and creek, but I wasn’t convinced about the parrot. I responded, “So it

When It Counts to be Prepared

We face challenges on an ongoing basis. Yet, sometimes it can feel like we show up with very little preparation for the battle ahead. How many of us are facing our lives with only one stone in our pocket? David needed to know he could reach into his pocket and grab another if he needed it. Preparation pays dividends when we are in the trenches. What are you preparing so you have something in your pocket when you need it? Preparation is not glamorous or spectacular.

The Art of Caring for You, Inc.

Have you ever had a week where you felt like you lost yourself in the process of doing life? We live in a very fast-paced society, where it is not uncommon for people to work 60-80 hours per week. Whether it is at a job or your own business, it can feel like it is sucking the life out of you. When people discuss their stress with me, I like to ask people this question: What is the most important thing? They usually respond with something about caring for someone else, making sales, keeping it all together, etc. Sometimes I like to whisper the answer.