Category Archives for Faith

7 Priceless Mother’s Day Gifts from Dad to Mom

What a mother wants most for a Mother’s Day gift may not be  a card and flowers. The gifts we give from the heart… The gifts that require personal effort, sacrifice and commitment… The gifts we can’t buy from Hallmark or at the local florist… These are the gifts that mean the most.  These gifts are priceless. If […]

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3 Extraordinary Miracles You Can Pray for Today

When people want nothing less than a miracle, they often turn to prayer. Champions of prayer often encourage people to pray for miracles. But what they get, often isn’t what they expect. When that happens, doubt creeps in, and our prayer loses its power and passion. My parents taught me to pray when I was […]

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Take Time Off! Why You Need to Stop Working

You might be burned out on work, or love your work. In either case, you may be working too much. Overwork has damaging effects on the quality of your faith, relationships and work. You need to stop working to thrive. Some people complain about being overworked. Some people wear it as a badge of honor. […]

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The Cost of Complacency to Your Faith, Relationships and Work

“Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.” Proverbs 1:32 Do you know a Christian who’s talking the talk, but not walking the walk? They’re casual, but not committed. They’re apathetic, not passionate. It’s called complacency. Jesus calls it lukewarm, and it makes Him want to puke (Revelation 3:16). Increasing complacency among Christians threatens all of […]

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5 Secrets to Breaking Bad Habits

My mom taught me about gardening at a young age. She told me that I’d grow potatoes behind my ears if I didn’t wash away the dirt that collected there. Sometimes the absence of a good habit defaults to a bad habit. So, you could say I had a bad habit of not scrubbing behind my ears. That […]

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Are Your Goals Too Big and Too Many?

To thrive we must grow. We don’t need goals to grow. But we need goals to thrive. The problem is, we often end up with goals that are too big, and with too many of them. My wife Tami and I planted fruit trees on our hobby farm. We want to harvest fresh, juicy peaches, […]

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7 Ways to Give Peace on Earth this Christmas

Have you heard the song with the lyric, “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me (affiliate link)“? The Christmas season is stressful. Even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, you’d have to avoid people to escape the stress. People in a rush to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace […]

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7 Ways to Thrive When You Feel Abandoned by God

Perhaps you’ve prayed for months. Maybe you’ve prayed for years. You hear nothing. People tell you to pray more. But you feel abandoned by God. You’ve met them. You’ve read their books. You’ve heard the speak. The saints who say, “Trust in God’s promises.” They felt abandoned by God, but hung on. They walked through […]

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The Secret Sin That’s Preventing Your Prosperity

There is a secret sin that prevents prosperity. Most of us have fallen prey to it. A friend from my high school and college days recently received a 15-year prison sentence. He started a company that became a multi-million dollar empire. He was its CEO, paid more than 1 million dollars each month. As a […]

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