Words are the most potent force on the earth.
Sticks and stones can break our bones, but words will break our hearts.
Ward Farnsworth is the Dean of the University of Texas School of Law and the author of Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric. Farnsworth says, “people have an “appetite for well-expressed wisdom, motivational or otherwise.”
Word gurus influence our age. Songwriters have the corner on the world market. The greatest songs are comprised of a string of dynamic quotes.
Some of the dynamic quote artists were people like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Eleanor Roosevelt, C.S …
We are prone to think the best parts of us are the seen parts.
Matthew Stevenson said, “the best part of you is the hidden parts.”
The statement was simple and profound. There are beautiful people, but no one wants to be known for only their beauty. People are designed in three parts — body, soul, and Spirit.
The soul is our mind, will, and emotions. This is the inner person. Some call the soul our emotive center. The soul realm is the center of our thoughts, decisions, and feelings.
We are more than our beauty…
Many people struggle with finding their purpose and calling.
Another challenge is to determine the difference between occupation and God’s purpose.
Is there any chance that your occupation and your desire to serve God are the same?
I say yes.
A lot of folks separate their spiritual life and their natural life. Separating your spiritual life and natural life is similar to trying to separate a mother from a child. It just shouldn’t happen.
As Christian, our priority is to live for Christ and unashamedly share our faith with others. …
Over the last 40 years, we have witnessed a slow decline within the church in the United States.
This year is no exception. In 2021 we are witnessing one of the most significant cultural shifts in American church history
The big question is, is the church on a respirator or just catching its breath?
The label “Christian”
The label “Christian” is in decline from the once Christian and family-centrist cultural values. While some hold to Christian values, people of faith engage and attend church less now than any other time in America.
About one-third of Americans now say they worship…
Many Americans are concerned about the new policies of the new administration.
Most of the concerns are coming from conservatives and Christians. Both groups are surprised and alarmed by the decisions of the White House and President Joe Biden.
Troubling times are not new to Christians. Believers have suffered cultural wars in every generation. As Christians, we must trust the Lord with the things that trouble us.
Believers have learned to serve the purpose beyond their own pain
We don’t have to look too deep in the scripture to discover the previous tests and trials against believers and Jesus followers.
Leaders are readers.
Hungry leaders stay hungry and they seek nuggets of truth and ideas from other accomplished leaders. We live in an age of information.
Every day a record number of life-changing books are being published
Looking at the latest reports from Bowker they show that self-publishing has increased to pass the one million mark for the first time (per annum), this breaks down to an average of over 2,700 new books being launched every day.
The average leader reads one book per week and the high achievers read three to five books per week.
I want to suggest…
One of our greatest enemies in 2021 is stress.
Stress is a thief.
Anxiety steals our peace, robs our creativity, and holds-up our progress.
We must learn how to keep our anxiety levels at minimum levels. Our emotions are up one minute and down the next — up and down and all around.
Many Americans are riding the waves of emotional change. We are suffering from depression, loneliness, and suicidal thoughts.
We live when anxiety, worry, fear, and panic are at an all-time high.
We can hack our way out of stress and worry
Here are some healthy suggestions.
Daily inspiration is high on my list of priorities.
My morning routine is to scan my inbox.
I am very adamant about finding the best online mentors and coaches.
I also focus on finding the specialist in a particular vein of business or ministry. My search includes relevant content to the season I am in or the topics that feed my interests.
The seven experts I have chosen are well known in America and around the world. I hope they assist you in 2021 and beyond.
Large crowds followed Jesus — until He reminded them of the cost. Several times in scripture, Jesus reminded the crowd of the cost of being a disciple.
So how much does it cost to journey well with Jesus?
“And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, If any man come to me and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple….. Likewise…
I don’t remember the first time I went to church. I felt like I was raised at the church.
I do remember several defining moments while in church. As a small child, I remember standing up in the pew in my mother’s arms.
A quartet was singing on stage. The year was 1960. There were five guys in white suits with white shoes on the stage.
I remember having this inner knowing that one day I would stand on a church stage and sing. I remember saying to myself, “I’m going to do that.” …