For Anyone Who Asks the Question: Why Do Bad Things Happen?

I’ve been through a lot of hurts in my life.  I would wager you have too.  Over the years, God has shown me a common theme throughout His Word.  It is that He is God, He is good, loving, and just, and He is always working in our lives–through our circumstances, our losses, our trials, more >

10 Symptoms of a Toxic Relationship

Relationships are hard! But just because they’re hard doesn’t mean they are toxic. All relationships go through hiccups and hardships, ups and downs. Those difficulties are to be expected when you are in a long-term relationship. Healthy relationships are characterized by mutual respect, loving words and behaviors, positive conflict resolution, forgiveness, and a commitment to more >

Word for the Year: GRACE

My words-of-the-year have taken on an interesting picture when I look back over them. In 2011 and 2012, my word was HOPE. Romans 15:13 was the corresponding verse: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power more >

3 Simple Behaviors That Can Change The World

Our world is in dire need of being changed.   People seem to be losing hope—and getting angrier—like never before in our lifetime. So what can you and I do to make things better? We can start with these three simple actions:   Listening Well: You’ve probably heard the old saying, “People don’t care how much more >

10 Rules For Living a Successful Life or For Running a Successful Business

Sincerely care about others—your family, friends, strangers, your staff, customers, and peers. Show each one respect. Honor them. As far as it depends on you, get along with everyone.   Do the right thing. Period. Be a person of integrity in every detail—even when no one is looking.   Live with passion and courage. (Be more >

How to Overcome Destructive Thoughts

Overcoming destructive thoughts—i.e. taking every thought captive—is not as daunting an endeavor as one might think. The ‘every’ here is not literally every thought—it’s only the thoughts that run contrary or in opposition to God’s Truth. For example, if you experience a setback in your business or ministry, the voice inside your head may say more >