Monthly Archive: July 2016

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Reach Out to Those Who Hurt

The first thing you generally notice about someone who’s in trouble, is their problem. But if you look beyond their problem, God will help you to see their potential. At each Kentucky Derby the crowd sings ‘My Old Kentucky Home’....

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‘Rules of Life’ for Children

When God told Samson’s father Manoah that he would have a son in his old age, he asked, ‘What will be the boy’s rule of life, and his work?’ He was a wise father. He knew that in order for...

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Honesty on Three Levels

Telling the truth sounds simple, but it takes commitment on three levels: 1) Verbally. When you’re found out in a lie, it undermines the confidence others have in you. For example, when a husband or wife denies blowing the family...

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The Peace Process

One of the last things Jesus told His disciples before leaving this world was, ‘In this world, you will have trouble’ (John 16:33 NIV 2011 Edition). And He was right, wasn’t He? We all experience stress, occupational demands, deadlines, expectations,...

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Dealing with Difficult People

The only way to avoid having to deal with difficult people – is to move to another planet. Human beings are a mixture of vices and virtues, and unless you understand that, you won’t be able to work or live...

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You Need a Vision

If your vision in life is to become as rich as possible, hoard every penny you make, and indulge your every whim – your vision is not from God. But if your vision is to succeed, use your success to...

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‘God Is for Me!’

The question isn’t simply, ‘Who can be against us?’ That’s an easy one to answer: disease, inflation, corruption, exhaustion, calamities, and fears. The real question is, ‘If God is for us…?’ Let’s read these words slowly, placing emphasis on each...

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Satan, Defeated (2)

Satan is a deceiver, but Jesus is a revealer. So any time you bring Jesus into the situation, Satan is unmasked and his plans for your life are exposed and foiled. Satan is referred to in Scripture as “darkness,” and...

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Satan, Defeated (1)

Have you ever watched one of those TV shows where the police show up, surprise the criminal and say, “You’re busted,” then put them in handcuffs and take them off to jail? That’s what Jesus did to Satan. This word...

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Defusing Conflict

We’ve heard it before: “harsh words stir up anger.” If you want to avoid conflict, don’t create it. The key to getting along with people who are upset or who don’t share your viewpoint, is to relax and try to...