September 2011 Archives

When God is enough, when He is your source of sufficiency, you are content that He has provided for your needs. Rather than becoming codependent on others, you are energized to steward your life to God and depend on Him […]

Every mother and father knows the moment of anticipation and terror when our children open a birthday gift from a friend or family member and forget to say thank you. What is worse is when our children blurt out, “I […]

     This political season, some fear donkeys, some elephants, and others rhinos; but it’s pigs we must keep our eyes on. Animal Farm warned us that Pigs are those political leaders that think “all are equal, but some are […]

The greatest gift you can give your kids is a strong work ethic. It’s the type of gift that lasts forever. I love the scene from the movie Hook with Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams. A sweet little girl observes […]

Prepare your budget for rising gas prices.   Some experts predict the price will rise to $5 or $6 a gallon by the end of summer.   This price is not only painful for the typical family but has a […]

It was announced today that jobless claims rose to 474,000 for the week, an eight month high! “You’ve got to pray just to make it today.” Those were the words of M.C. Hammer. As many of us think about the […]

George Washington died the same way America’s economy is dying: he was bled to death by his doctors. As George’s symptoms got worse, his doctors siphoned out another pint of blood–believing his bad blood was the problem. With every pint […]

Imagine getting up from the Lazy Boy and finding out half your possessions have been “escorted” out the back window as you watched American Idol. Some clever thief took your prize treasures–right under your nose. How do you feel? Angry? […]

My father used to say, “one mans garbage is another mans gold.”   He taught us as kids to be resourceful, creative, and find ways to make a lot out of a little.    There are many examples in the Bible of […]

1 Timothy 1:3-7 As I urged you… to teach no other doctrine…5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, 6 from which some, having strayed, have turned […]