The Transformation Project – Day 1
Well, I really started. I have had some technical difficulties with getting the video uploaded but here it is - https://youtu.be/Ty9L4y7UpeE Now I want you to know that while this first video is all about the physical side, there will be upcoming videos about the rest of the journey as well. Transformation has to be more than
Can a person who has messed up in life really change and matter?
Many of you do not know who this man is - George Mueller. But please read the following excerpt from my book - Your Life Matters. I hope it inspires you, as it did me. George Mueller In college, I studied about George Mueller. He became one of my heroes. If you haven't heard of him, Mueller
God is Good!
We often hear the phrase - God is good. It is usually followed up - All the time. Then, we hear it said a different way - All the time, God is good. But what does that mean? Too often, we have these cliches, that may be spoken with the best of intentions, but are they
Jesus tells us to love our neighbors, as ourselves. Great! But how do we do that, when we do not first love ourselves? And for that matter… how do we love ourselves? Is it about a pampered day at a spa? No - unless of course you plan to love those around you that way, and
Good Friday? What exactly is so good about it?
When I hear the word "good", I think of things that bring a smile, or something that is positive in my life or the world. I think of a light rain that waters the grass. I think of a beautiful sunrise or sunset. I think of the embrace of my wife and her kisses. I
Who Do You Say You Are?
Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21
When we think about ourselves, who do we say we are? What are our thoughts about self? I know that when I say those words, my initial thoughts are - I don’t think about me. But is that true?
It is easy to run ourselves down, but why? When we look at a concept called Social Comparison Theory, it tells us that we are often comparing ourselves with others. In the age of social media and digital air-brushing, the impact is often fairly negative.
But the truth is that this isn’t new. The battle to keep up with our neighbors or peers is an age old conundrum . The problem with it is that you can never win. The comparison cycle goes on and on and if we continue down that path long enough, we can destroy ourselves - mentally, emotionally and financially.
What if we stepped off the comparison treadmill and looked at things from a different paradigm?
When Leonardo DaVinci looked at a block of granite, he saw an image that was present beneath the surface before he hit it with the first strike of the chisel. The Creator can always see the end from the beginning because He has a plan.
The same is true for you. Your Creator, God Almighty, can see who you are and what you are meant to be, even if no one else can. He call us “chosen”, “a child of the king”, “saved”, “forgiven” and a “masterpiece”.
Let’s redirect our minds and hearts to hear what our Creator is saying…
We can do this by seeking Him in His word. Devotionals are good sources for this. I use a free one called - Our Daily Bread. I read it almost every morning as part of my daily routine. It fills me with His word and some stories that help me to apply it to my life.
Also, you might consider my new book - Your Life Matters. I talk about this subject at length and I think you may find some encouragement there as well. It’s available here on this website or you can go to Amazon and look up the title plus my name -
God Bless You!
Excerpt of Chapter 2 The Invisible Pain – Depression and Mental Health
Here is the 3rd Installment from the book - Your Life Matters! The Invisible Pain of Depression/Mental Health Depression and mental health issues are rampant in our world today. I see it in my work as a counselor and in my capacity as founder of a veteran's homeless shelter. I live it every day. As a pastor, I
What Can One Person Do? Book Excerpt #2
New Book Coming Soon! Here is part of the first chapter of Your Life Matters. Let me know what you think. What Can One Person Really Do? My granny raised my sister and me after our parents divorced. Looking back, I am truly amazed at what she did for us. Granny took us everywhere, never complaining or griping about
The 800lb Gorilla – aka Depression
Ever experience the 800lb Gorilla? You know… when it feels like it is sitting on your chest and it won’t move. So you stay in bed until there is just know way you can stay another moment. Or he could be on your shoulders, making you feel like the weight of the world is coming
Why Today Matters
We have all heard the saying - live like today is your last day on earth. While that is easy to say, it is not a realistic thing to ascribe to. The reason is simple - we have obligations, commitments, relationships and jobs. What happens if we decide to live the abandon that the mantra