I Never Knew What My Old Watch Was Costing Me

It’s easy to assume the current way you’re working, living, and operating is just “the way things are.” Until you discover a better way. It’s easy to expect to be tired and frustrated and keep spinning your wheels because “that’s the way life is sometimes.” Until you see someone do it differently. For Christmas I […]

3 Ways your iPhone 5 will KILL you in an iPhone 12 world.

This is my old iPhone 5. It still works…kind of. I am FAMILIAR with it… but there’s a problem: familiarity can KILL our future. Here’s how. 1) It LULLS us into complacency so we don’t take action where it counts. The thing about complacency is we usually don’t FEEL we’re being complacent. We think we […]

Jesus is completely in control

Jesus Christ [is] the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.  (Revelation 1:5) The world is run by rulers of all sorts and kinds. Some are elected representatives, and others, self-appointed tyrants.  Some lead by example and others rule by force and fear.  Some act in ways that honor […]

Anniversaries and Expectations [An Encouraging Word]

Two years ago today, my wife and I said “I do,” and we’re not doing a thing to celebrate. Why not?  First, we both work today, and second, we’re watching our finances, staying on-budget and paying off debt (you know, those boring details of married life that don’t get special days or cards or celebrations.) For […]

You are secure because God stays the same

Scripture Notes on Psalm 102 Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, […]

How Do I Know I’m Saved?

It’s a question that comes up for many of us, and an important one. The first level of knowing that a person is saved is simply the fact that they care.  If it really matters to you, to me, that’s a good sign.  Beyond that, here are some things to look for to know if […]

Space for Change

It’s one thing to make a scene and drive out a few money men for an afternoon. It’s quite another to be able to set up shop in their spot from then on and not have these business people come back to reclaim their livelihood…