What’s Going On In America…

 What’s going on in America is actually the result of what has GONE on in America! Stay with me and I think you’ll understand what I mean. More and more the question is being asked, “what’s going on in America?” “Why does America seem to be spinning out of control?” The answer is not as simple […]

5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SPIRITUAL HEARING…Pt. 1

There has probably never been a time in history where technology and sociology have created so many different opinions, perspectives and “voices” that tug at our hearts and minds. Social media has created a kind of “every voice is authoritative” with equally valid convictions. Much news media has has moved away from being voices of […]

“Why Are You Cast Down,…

O my soul and why are you in turmoil within me?” These words are repeated, presumably as an expression of David, in Psalm 42 more than once. Simply put they were words of despair, depression and discouragement. David, the man after God’s own heart confesses his battle with soul despair. Even Jesus, the perfectly divine […]

Last Installment…Tips To Becoming a Better Reader Pt. 4

I hope you have found these tips to be helpful, but most of all I hope you weave these tips into your life. Here are tips 5 and 6. TIP# 5: Take advantage of reading Tools… Your ready proficiency might improve by using any number of reading tools that enhance and assist your reading experience. […]

More Tips for Becoming a Better Reader Pt. 3…

Oscar Wilde said, “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” And Thomas Jefferson said, “I cannot live without books.” So, I want to continue what I began in two previous blogs by sharing with you another tip that I have used […]

Tips to Becoming a Better Reader Pt. 2…

It was Buckminster Fuller who is credited with creating the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”; he noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Today things are not quiet as simple, given the fact that different types of knowledge have different rates of growth. […]

6 Tips to Becoming a Better Reader Pt. 1

Would you like to become a world-class expert in some field? You can. And the path to expertise is reading. That’s right, reading! We are told that the basis of becoming an expert is to read in a chosen subject area for one hour a day for seven years, you’ll become an expert in that […]

“For to me to live is Christ…”

In a small, dark, cramped Roman prison cell the apostle Paul wrote, “Yes, and I will rejoice.” It really is hard to grasp the spirit of rejoicing under those circumstances isn’t it? But if you read further, you see why Paul could genuinely say that. For it is just a couple of statements latter that […]

The Death of Christianity?

That is what some major newspapers like the New York Times are suggesting based on a recent survey by the Pew Research Center which reported that 71% of American adults identified as Christians in 2014 compared to 79% in 2007 in a similar Pew survey. But what is really going on? First, if anyone really […]

Tick-tock, Tick-tock, Tick…

An excerpt from John Ortberg’s forthcoming book, All the Places You’ll Go … Except When You Don’t refers to an online magazine that asked the question, “if you had to summarize your life in six words, what would they be?” It was inspired by a possibly legendary challenge posed to Ernest Hemingway to write a […]