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What is my destiny? Many people wonder. It becomes an obsession for some to figure it out. We especially wonder about it when bad things happen to us that cannot be explained, that seem cruel, and that are unfair. Perhaps what we should ask first is What is destiny? That […]


You will never have that courage. The words stung. But, I knew this statement admonishing those who had remained seated in the pews instead of going forward for prayer was wrong. Completely and utterly wrong. Sometimes it takes courage to sit in the pew. To just sit. To simply be […]


Control. We all want it. We all want to be in it. Yet, I learned the other day the benefit of not being in control. It was Sunday morning, and I had just finished my Gideon Bible study lesson. “What are my tendencies?” That was the question I was to […]


But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.  1 Timothy 6:6-8 NIV Twenty years ago, I wrote this Christmas poem. It appears in […]

Character Study: Consistency

If we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but we do consistently. ~Anthony Robbins I find it ironic that several appointments last week impeded my consistency and a delay in […]

Character Study: Confidence

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop and look fear in the face. You must do the things you think you cannot do. ~Eleanor Roosevelt How do we become confident? Some may argue we are born with or without confidence. In other words, […]

Character Study: Companions

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who […]

Character Study: Commitment

I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, […]