Success: Knowing Your Purpose

Success: Knowing Your Purpose
John Maxwell shares that he is often asked, “What’s your definition of success?” His standing formula is a three-part strategy: 1) Knowing my purpose in life, 2) Growing in personal development and 3) Sowing seeds that benefit others. I want to drill down on the first one and explore knowing our purpose in life. I’m ...

When God Doesn’t Make Sense

When God Doesn't Make Sense
I love it when I read scripture that is familiar and the Lord slows me down long enough to reveal something I’ve missed previously. I recently read the account of Jesus sitting in Peter’s boat while teaching a crowd of people. As we read on, we become witnesses to Peter’s invitation to be a disciple ...

When One Inch is Close Enough

When One Inch is Close Enough
On the eve of the NCAA National Championship Football Game, I wanted to share an illustration from the 2012 Outback Bowl between the Gamecocks of South Carolina and the Wolverines of Michigan. It was a great game with one of the hardest hits I’ve seen in college football. But this isn’t about “The Hit.” This ...

New Year, New Journal

New Year, New Journal
Do you remember that great idea you had back in the summer while relaxing in the sun? Or what about the inspiring truth you discovered in your quiet moments of the morning with your Bible? Wait…you don’t remember them? You did write them down, didn’t you? One of my favorite task during the week between ...