We’re well into summer now. Vacation time is a break for everyone. What about a break from church? Reminds me of a lesson I wished someone had taught me. ♦ Nothing like a long weekend or vacation plans to really let… Read More ›
Gold Medal Dad/Husband/Grandfather?
It’s Father’s Day weekend. Time to be honored and enjoy our family with picnics and/or watching sports or reading the paper in peace. But beyond that, how are we really doing? ♦ It’s that great time of year with sports finals… Read More ›
Make a Woman’s Day
It’s Mother’s Day weekend. Call your Mom and pamper the Mother of your children. The Bible has much to say about Mothers and Women in general. Men, and Women, take heed. ♦ I’ve been married almost 4 decades, have had a… Read More ›
Great Fathers and Grandfathers
Who doesn’t want to be a great father? Or if you’re fortunate to be a grandfather, who doesn’t want to do that well? Here’s what the best ones do. It’s not necessarily what you might think. ♦ Most of us men… Read More ›
Do You Have What It Takes?
There’s a common undercurrent of insecurity in many men, and women. It’s bad enough as we struggle with our place or role in the world. It’s worse when it carries over into our perceptions of worth before God. ♦ I’ve ceased… Read More ›
The Christian Bloody Mary
It’s stories like this that give Christianity a bad name. But a life, any life, even with a mix of evil, pride, bitterness, and anger, can be a sad reflection of the human quest for love and validation. Even in… Read More ›
A Humble Mother’s Life
My mother died this week after a slow and long wind down. Upon reflection, how wondrous is the impact of a mother’s loving, encouraging, and devoted touch on a son? ◊ She grew up in Los Angeles and lived her… Read More ›
The Motivated vs. Surrendered Life
Are you a highly motivated and productive person in your work life? Does the word “surrender” have negative connotations to you? Can one be successful in the marketplace as a surrendered person? ♦ I’m in the business of motivating professional sales teams. No,… Read More ›
Know a Proverbs 31 Woman?
So what is the profile of a good woman? The Bible makes some very clear comments about the feminine ideal in the context of a family and a community. ♦ I do know a Proverbs 31 Woman. Do you? She’s a special… Read More ›
The Spouse Mentor
What do you think of when you hear the Mentor word? Are you a mentor to someone else? Are you a fortunate one who’s being mentored by someone older and wiser? Let’s rethink the concept of mentoring: are you a… Read More ›
Marriage, Friends, and Family Pressures
It’s been said that when we married our Prince or Princess Charming, we actually inherited the King, the Queen, and the whole court. How does a marriage survive the pressures from family members and friends? ♦ Bob and Lesley – family… Read More ›
Relationships are built on emotional connection that comes through understanding of each other’s hopes, and dreams, and sources of deep brokenness. Most couples only get two out of three right. ♦ As married couples we all have a story to tell, our… Read More ›