Monthly Archive: September 2015

September 30 Look Good 2 Comments

Look Good! (2)

When you’re upset, it’s tempting to ‘hand out other people’s dirty laundry’. But making yourself look good at somebody else’s expense always backfires. One Christian author observes: ‘That righteous feeling turns to shame faster than you can walk away, hang...

September 29 Look Good 1 Comments

Look Good! (1)

Your tongue is just inches from your brain, but the way some of us rattle on, you’d think our mouths and minds were miles apart! James says, ‘…The tongue…corrupts the whole body…’ (James 3:5-6 NIV). Author Ramona Cramer Tucker writes:...

September 28 Scrap the Entitled Attitude Comments

Scrap the Entitled Attitude!

The Bible says, ‘…through love serve one another.’ In other words, ‘Get rid of the you-owe-me attitude and develop an IOU mindset.’ Some of us think: 1) A lifetime job with good pay and a guaranteed retirement plan at sixty-five...

September 27 What Are You Called to Do Comments

What Are You Called to Do?

Your value in God’s eyes was established at the cross. The Bible says, ‘He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?’...

September 26 Characteristics of Godly Leadership Comments

Characteristics of Godly Leadership

Leadership in business, politics, and public service doesn’t automatically qualify you for leadership in church. J Oswald Sanders says, ‘The overriding need of the church is for a leadership that’s authoritative, spiritual, and sacrificial.’ Let’s look at each of those...

September 23 Think Creatively 2 Comments

Think Creatively (4)

Observe: 1) Creative thinking usually begins when you’re in a crisis. Think about the Red Sea, the Battle of Jericho, and Goliath. Israel’s most spectacular victories came about when they were in seemingly impossible situations. That’s why God said, ‘Be...

September 24 Think Creatively 3 Comments

Think Creatively (3)

Not everybody is willing to think creatively, and some people resent those who do. The apostle John said: ‘I have written briefly to the church; but Diotrephes, who likes to take the lead among them and put himself first, does...

September 25 Think Creatively 4 Comments

Think Creatively (2)

God sees things others don’t, and He talks about them as though they were established facts. In the King James Version, the same verse reads: ‘God…calls things that are not, as though they were.’ And since you are made in...

September 22 Think Creatively 1 Comments

Think Creatively(1)

The Bible calls you a ‘child of God’. Stop and consider what that means. God’s creativity is already built into your DNA; your job is to recognize it, release it and put it to work. Advertising executive George Lois said,...

September 21 Dump Grudges Comments

Dump Grudges!

Holding a grudge is costly, and you and the people in your life end up footing the bill! In all probability the offender has moved on, forgotten the offense, and left you holding the bag. But in reality, blame, not...