Three Big Reasons Why Experiences Are Greater Than Possessions

Giving “experiences” instead of things has become a normal part of conversation. I hear about it from blogs, books, and family personal stories. It makes sense and I often think about it around Christmas and other times of the year. I recently read The Myths of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky. The author several reasons why … Read more

Maximize Your Speaking Connection With These Eight Simple Tips

Though this book is for anyone, Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently by John Maxwell is a must for anyone who stands to speak before people on a regular basis.  As the book mentions, there are Four Unpardonable Sins of a Communicator: “being unprepared, uncommitted, uninteresting, or uncomfortable.”  Here are some of … Read more

Amazing Grit of Our Ancestors

Doctors, dentists, sick leave, vacation time, weekends, news, books, washing machines, buses, cars, and planes enhance our lives today. Our hectic and difficult lives are nothing like what our ancestors lived through. Back in the 10th or 11th century, our ancestors survived with much less. The life span was shorter. Their stories were unreal. Daily … Read more

Four Questions – Valuable Insight About Your Calling

Ministry has three levels of calling: call to faith call to minister call to ministry Every Christian is called in some way. I’ve heard the phrase “called to ministry” through books, conversations, and in messages for as long as I can remember. In Preventing Ministry Failure by Michael Todd Wilson and Brad Hoffmann, the authors … Read more

When Your Values Are Clear, Your Choices Are Easy

“When your values are clear, your choices are easy.” – Thad Allen When our values are really clear, the choices become more limited. A simple example might be our value to be honest. Because we value honesty, we don’t make the choice to cheat on our taxes, our timesheet, or other things in life. This … Read more