Tag: Life

The Integrity of Daily Life

The Integrity of Daily Life

Do I live with Integrity?  If so, then my behaviors are aligned with my Identity in each of my life’s roles. My integrity is very much about becoming better day by day, growing and expanding my roles in life. Are you a loving Spouse?  Then do those things a loving Husband or Wife does. Nourish … Continue reading The Integrity of Daily Life

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Check Your Inputs

Check Your Inputs

A bad choice starts much earlier than the moment of decision. Sin starts small before growing bigger. In the moment, when temptation is before me, my choice relies on what is already inside my heart. Small inputs in the days leading to this moment heavily influence my capability to act with integrity. Small moments of … Continue reading Check Your Inputs

Generosity of Spirit

“Generosity of Spirit” = One of the most important qualities we can offer our spouse, children, and family…to our friends and co-workers.   Why is our default reaction sometimes set to a sort of "Stinginess of Spirit?"   We must be generous in the grace, meekness, and forgiveness that we inject into our interpersonal relationships. … Continue reading Generosity of Spirit

Book Review:  “Beautiful Outlaw,” by John Eldredge

Book Review: “Beautiful Outlaw,” by John Eldredge

Remember reading a book and thinking, "I've never thought of it like that.  Amazing!"  Prepare for that kind of ride with John Eldredge's "Beautiful Outlaw." The gospel is "good news," providing a solution to our problem of sin.  The Son of God; come to this earth to live as one of us, without sin, and … Continue reading Book Review: “Beautiful Outlaw,” by John Eldredge

“The End of Me” by Kyle Idleman

“The End of Me” by Kyle Idleman

Book Review The End of Me: Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins by Kyle Idleman Perhaps the most "famous" sermon of all time, there is certainly no shortage of material covering Christ's Sermon on the Mount.  The early statements of that sermon, known as the beatitudes, are simple, timeless lessons for … Continue reading “The End of Me” by Kyle Idleman

Wellspring of Life

Wellspring of Life

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." (Abraham Lincoln) When we're tired, hungry, or stressed, we're generally not much use.  We're running at a diminished capacity. Do you know just when you feel like going out of your way to help others?  When … Continue reading Wellspring of Life

“Then yes, son.  You will live.”

“Then yes, son. You will live.”

"How you can face eternity with confidence" by Jack Graham ~Shared by Evelyn Johnson, August 2016   "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23) A World War II chaplain told the story of a young man he encountered on … Continue reading “Then yes, son. You will live.”

“Two Plus Four”: A poem about Loss, Love & Contrast

“Two Plus Four”: A poem about Loss, Love & Contrast

TWO PLUS FOUR There are six   I see two I sense four I know they were They are   I see two Beautiful, exquisite souls Sunshine Princesses   How I love to watch them grow Laughing, Crying Learning Living   I sense four Invisible, perceptible souls Loved Eternal   How I want to See … Continue reading “Two Plus Four”: A poem about Loss, Love & Contrast