Job 36:32--He covers His hands with lightning and commands it to hit its mark.
Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.—George Washington Carver
As I read Psalm 23 for my devotions I was struck in a new way by verse one. What David declares is very powerful for several reasons.
Remember, there's no such thing as a small act of kindness . . .
Have you ever wondered, What do I have to do to live a stable life, to not be twisted with every fierce wind of opposition or pulled from what is right to what is ultimately degrading?
Hail is mentioned 36 times in the Bible . . . Hail has multiple meanings--falling ice, a greeting, a link to a place . . . Hail is a notice to pray.
It is equally an error to trust all men or no man.—Latin Proverb
Did you know that bugle calls are sometimes used for giving commands to large formations of soldiers?
Sometimes to understand the present we have to examine the past.
There is something powerful to be said about permanence.
Bitterness is a horrible trap that seals its victims in an unpadded, sullen room. It steals peace from the mind and robs the heart of happiness.
The Denver West Point Society hosted its first Leadership and Ethics Conference for high school juniors in Colorado. It was entitled “Living an Honorable Life.”
Have you ever been frustrated by something that should work and doesn't?
"Though hope is a powerful thing
Belief is much more daring
Hope means that it might
Belief means that it will
So I choose to believe
So that doubt can heal."--Talisa Caldwell
It is incredibly important that we be able to defend why Jesus is God. This is a key belief in Christianity.
Our pastor recently received an anonymous email that was highly critical of himself and his executive pastor. As an elder, I can honestly share that this kind of message serves only to discourage leaders. The person criticizing picks apart whatever he or she disagrees with, is not part of a solution and hides behind a cloak of anonymity rather than come and personally share what is misunderstood. It is too easy to be critical. It is also immature to lob rocks from the other side of the hill.
Dr. Henry Cloud wrote a significant book entitled Necessary Endings. Cloud wrote, “When we fail to end things well, we are destined to repeat the mistakes that keep us from moving on.”
George Washington, probably American’s most famous leader, once said, “Show not yourself glad at the misfortune of another, though he were your enemy. Be not hasty to believe flying reports to the disparagement of any.” How true those sage words ring today! And how well we would do to heed them.
It should not surprise us that Cornelius was God's choice to first bring the gospel to the Gentiles His profile is simply amazing!