Living Out of the Sweet Spots of Life

In baseball, there’s a certain area on the bat called a “sweet spot.” If you hit the ball on that “sweet spot,” it has optimum flight and trajectory, the optimum impact. It takes a lot less effort but it will have the best results. You hit it correctly and that ball will sail exactly to where you want it. Wouldn’t …

Setting Your Course

God has plans for our future. Do you think He would like you to know those plans? Absolutely! He would not have plans and then not reveal them. So, if God has plans for our new year, do you think you should know them? Yes! How are you going to walk in faith if you do not know His plans? …

Loving One Another in Marriage

Marriage should be likened more to a marathon than a sprint. One of the tough things is that you and your partner are going through this marathon and although character needs to be built along the way, often you don’t build it at the same time. We are going to talk about some of the things God asks us to …

Building Margins and Resources

Margins may be defined as “the space between your load and your limit.” The load represents the things that you carry every day. You reach a limit when you crack and go over the edge. Necessary Margins If you lived in a perfect world and had no problems at all, you wouldn’t need margins. But guess where you get the …

Taking Time to Enjoy Life

“You will make known to me the path of life, in thy presence is fullness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures forever” (Ps. 16:11). God is saying to have a life filled with joy is not a distasteful thing. It is something that is pleasurable in a right, godly and spiritual way. It is one of the ingredients …

The Truth About Money

Love of Money The Bible says, “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil …” (1 Tim. 6:10). That phrase, “love of money,” does not encompass the word agape. It is actually an interesting Greek word, philarguria.   Philarguria means love that has turned obsessive until it is an addiction and we cannot control it …

Defining Your Needs

I’ve been spending some time reflecting on Jesus’ teaching from Matthew chapter 6. I’ve laid out 3 Treasure Principles; I’ve explained the Exclusivity of Treasure Pursuit; and I’ve discussed some applications of Earth-Bound Parenting. Today I want to talk about the word “need” found in verse 32. “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall …

Stewards Are Us

God’s GPS The Bible is God’s GPS. He tells us when we go off track and how to get back on. Like a GPS, our desired destination is where we want our hearts to be. What kind of heart do we want to have? This is David’s prayer, his desired destination, and it should also be ours: “Yours, O Lord, …