Born to Win
Making Life Work #1612/19/14
There are a lot of ways to mess up your life. It's frightening how easy it is to make one small mistake that carries consequences that last a lifetime. There's no way to avoid every mistake, and accidents will happen from time to time. But we can...
Making Life Work #15
Life is all about challenges, and character is all about meeting those challenges. But the unfortunate thing is that most of us don't really get a lot of instruction about how to meet them. All too often, we instead indulge ourselves in attitudes and...
Making Life Work #14
How long would you like to live? It depends, doesn't it, on whether that long life is free of hurt and pain and confusion, and instead filled with joy. How would you like to have a little more peace in your life? What if I could tell you of a way you...
Making Life Work #13
I suppose we would all agree that it's a good thing to be wise. When you face hard decisions, it's good to be able to decide which way is best. It would be good to have a power to discern what is true and right in all kinds of circumstances. But do...
The Christian Virus
An article recently showed up in my email about the state of Christianity in China. I almost didn't read it. I have heard about Chinese Christians before, but nothing to make me think they could do any more than struggle along against the various...
Making Life Work #12
Okay, you have your life together and everything is working like it's supposed to. So tell mewhy do you feel so uneasy? Why do you feel like something bad is about to happen? What's the matter with us that we can't relax and feel good about life when...
Making Life Work #11
When people talk about the laws of success, they often overlook the little lawsthe not-so-obvious principals that have so very much with how your life works (or doesn't work). They are the small principles that have to do with the spirit of a man...
Making Life Work #10
There's one very special statement from Ecclesiastes 9 that deserves to be put up on a wall where you can read it every day. It reads: "Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor...
Making Life Work #9
Are you satisfied with the way your life is working? Chances are you have a mixed answer to that question. Some things are working fine and some things you wish were better. Satisfaction is a very elusive quality. We also make an assumption that...
About the Bible
What did the first Christians believe about the Bible? It is an interesting question for several reasons, not least because the Bible, as we know it, had yet to exist. The components of what we call the New Testament were being written in the years...
Making Life Work #8
There's a hazard built into life that you don't think about that often. When you do wrong, you usually get away with it. It surely seems that you doespecially when no one finds out. And when we do bad things and get away with them, we are emboldened....
Making Life Work #7
What sort of decisions do you have coming up today? Do you know what you're going to do about them? Have you made any preparations (like asking a friend for advice or reading a book on the subject) so that when the time comes you can make a sensible...
Making Life Work #6
How is your day so far? Nothing has come unstuck? Life is working just fine, right? Congratulations, I'm happy for you. In fact, I'm here to help you hold on to it. Because it is times like thesewhen everything is going your waywhen mistakes are made...
Making Life Work #5
So, how is your life working today? Do you have all your ducks in a row? Is everything humming right along and you're on schedule? Or do you sometimes feel as if the world is just falling apart? Even King Solomon had these troubles. In Ecclesiastes 4,...
Making Life Work #4
There's a terrible burden that lays upon man. The world around him can be working perfectly. Everything can be in the right place, there is no immediate tragedy stalking him, everything can be beautiful, and a man can still be absolutely miserable....
A Day of Thanksgiving
As we approach Thanksgiving Day this year, and we look forward to being with family and friends, to good food and good football, it might be a good time ask, not why we do this, but why we are able to do it. How is it that we have so much to be...
Making Life Work #3
Does your life work? I mean, do you really have it all together? Do you have everything lined out in a nice, neat schedule that works for you every day? Are you working at the job you want, with money saved up for college for your kids, with life...
Making Life Work #2
The core, the really core point about making your life work is figuring out what you want. I started to say it's the hard part about it, but it isn't so hard. It's just something we don't do. We never get around to thinking about it, and maybe taking...
Making Life Work #1
Eternity is a very long time. They tell us the universe is 15 billion years old, give or take 3 or 4 billion years, but 15 billion years is not eternity. Eternity is longer than that because 15 billion years, or even 30 billion years, implies that...
Believing the Lie
Would you buy a used car from a salesman who had lied to you on previous deal? No way. Not only that, but I wouldn't do any business with that dealership again. I think we could agree that it is not wise to buy a used car from a known liar. Now why do...
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