Thankfulness has been quite an area of growth for me lately. Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Easier said than done. One thing that I’ve discovered about difficult seasons of life is that … Continue reading Choosing Thankfulness
The past couple of weeks have felt like walking on thin ice. I am sure Laura literally feels that way. Her water broke at 20 weeks on July 4th while we were visiting family in Ohio, and now that we are home in South Carolina, she is on bed rest until delivery. But we are … Continue reading Test of Faith
The ancient Greek philosophers would say “know thyself,” with various interpretations of the phrase. The importance of “knowing oneself” (as well as one’s target market) is evident in the marketing world. The AMA defines marketing as “the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, … Continue reading The Marketing Cornerstone
Life comes at us fast, and sometimes it’s difficult to find that place of rest that God calls us to.
About a year ago, I asked God how Jesus could possibly relate to me in the areas of my life where I experience temptation. I mean, as the perfect Son of God, his temptations simply involved resisting the use of his powers during his so-called “fast,” right? In that brief conversation, God showed me that … Continue reading Temptation: Exposing the Devil’s Strategy
A little over two weeks ago, I listened to a podcast episode by Tim Ferriss called “5 Morning Rituals that Help Me Win the Day.” I highly recommend it. Because it has transformed my work week. I don’t do everything in his list, and I’ve modified things to fit my lifestyle; but altogether, this podcast … Continue reading 4 Morning Habits that Transformed My Work Week