Devotional

Wearing out your welcome

Wearing out your welcome

As much as we might wish this was not the case, and plead the contrary, we conduct all our relationships within a transactional frame.

Wisdom can help you win

Wisdom can help you win

When we enlist the pursuit of wisdom to strive for an optimal outcome, what we are seeking is to align our own thinking as much as possible with God’s thinking.

Addiction’s vicious cycle

Addiction’s vicious cycle

Addiction is a short-term escape from pain that is purchased at a high interest rate of future pain.

How do we deal with greed?

How do we deal with greed?

The key to understanding and disarming our greed is digging a little bit deeper. Why do you want more money? What is it that you hope to gain as a result of having more resources?

Saying things that last

Saying things that last

If you want to endure, it really means, for the realist, that you want your words to endure. We want our words to carry meaning, and to continue to shape other people’s lives long after we are gone.

So…did you bring a gift?

So…did you bring a gift?

The weird, and sometimes maddening truth about gifts is that some of their inherent value is the inconvenience itself.

The variables you’re not planning for

The variables you’re not planning for

You won’t get much done if you’re factoring in an earthquake contingency plan as part of your daily schedule. On the other hand, if you operate on the equation of ‘planning yields success’, you’ll lose a sense of perspective, gratitude and balance.

Why fasting? Because we’re all spiritually fat

Why fasting? Because we’re all spiritually fat

When you think of “pampered, comfortable, spoiled, and entitled,” are these words you mostly use to complain about millenials, or do you recognize how you and I carry some of that same fat?

Treat yo’ self every day

Treat yo’ self every day

If America had a life verse for its past fifty years, this would be it: “treat yo’ self.”

Don’t trust your gut

Don’t trust your gut

The band OneRepublic said it perfectly: “I feel something so right, doing the wrong thing, and I feel something so wrong doing the right thing.”

Close your mouth to save your life

Close your mouth to save your life

It’s not only a concern for others that motivates us to keep our mouth shut. It should be an instinct of self-preservation.