The value of minimum

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The minimalist lifestyle gives people the opportunity to buy less and enjoy more. The minimalist chooses to make less the better part of life.

Do we need five TV’s in our homes and five Direct TV junction boxes at 19.99 each? Really? No, we don’t.

There is a reward of watching less TV. You can discover reading, writing, walking, and relationships with our friends are better than watching a square box.

Or maybe we should prefer less is more when considering purchases.

Would you prefer an extra 100.00 in your bank or more food in your pantry?

Do we know…


Less is more

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There is a lot of talk about minimalism.

Minimalism is not just a fad. It is a real thing, and it is happening for a reason.

Many people are tired of the rat race and keeping up with the Jones’

Gen Z and Millennials discovered that having more was not the only recipe for happiness. Experts have determined that having more makes life more difficult. Even Christians struggle with the less or more dilemma.

Are Christians supposed to prosper? Some say yes. Others say no. The Bible shows both sides of the poor/prosperity question.

The Bible considers the soul as…


Shifting self-talk to God-talk

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How do you start your day?

With regret or rigor? Complaining or grateful?

Some people get up on the wrong side of the bed or start off on the wrong foot. These two types of people are an echo of the negative thoughts that permeate their thought life.

It was once considered a negative to be an echo and not a voice. But to become an echo of God’s voice is always a positive and starts your day off right.

Two quick tips to start your day:

  • Examine the first thought of your day
  • Be selective…


The sin question

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“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mark 14:38, NKJV)

Jesus said to watch and pray. Jesus meant for the disciples to stay alert in body and in Spirit.

The disciples were in their greatest season of trouble. Their leader was being arrested, tested, and murdered.

Jesus told them prayer would strengthen them against temptation. And for us, how many times have we failed to follow the desires of the spirit because our flesh was weak?

This is a spiritual battle, and we are in the fight

For those…


Gray hair talk

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Life is a teacher.

Especially if you are a good student.

After 64 years of living, some things landed in the frontal lobe of my brain.

Not sure why it took that long. Obviously, I am a slow learner.

Wouldn’t you love to have the wisdom of a 65-year-old at the age of twenty-five?

It only took me 40 years to catch some wisdom. In every stage of life, there are lessons to be learned. This makes life worth living.

There are many things I wish I knew 40 years ago, and I want to share those with you.

I wish I would have known my kids hated that I took a bite off their burger.

Our…


Proven tips from the wise

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Life is a gift.

We must design the life we want to live. We design daily.

Today is the sculpt to what is coming.

And that is why I want to teach you how to punch your final days in the face.

It is true that what we do today is seen tomorrow. How you live in the next 3–4 decades will show up in decades 5–6.

Our final years should be our golden years. Will we have challenges? Yes.

But we can design our life to minimize the effects those challenges bring.

If you faint in the day of…


The power of words

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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 …


Character unveiled

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We are prone to think the best parts of us are the seen parts.

Not true.

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…


The Purpose of God

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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. …


The truth about church in America

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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…

Thomas E. McDaniels

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