How to Add Value Without “DOING” Extra Work

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There’s a lot of talk these days about “adding value” in business, but have you ever felt that just sounds like more on your plate to get done? Maybe it doesn’t have to be that way. The other day I was chatting with a new friend who builds landing pages, but his REAL passion is […]

God gives you discipline to bring you peace

It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, […]

God has greater truths for you

But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.  (Hebrews 5:14) Good parents don’t give car keys to their toddler and put them behind the wheel on the freeway.  Yet, certainly they hope their child grows up to drive someday, and […]

Wisdom, Stature, and Favor (Luke 2:52)

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people.  (Luke 2:52) Would you increase in your stature and standing in the world?  Would you maximize and take advantage of every opportunity to grow stronger in body, mind and spirit? Seek God’s wisdom, and the stature will follow. Would you […]

God will take care of the end result

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 3 GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF THE END RESULT I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.  (1 Corinthians 3:6) We live in a fast-paced, results-oriented world that prizes achievement above most everything else.  So, we go go go, push push push, trying to get ahead and […]

God’s love makes you steadfast

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 52 GOD’S LOVE MAKES YOU STEADFAST “See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and sought refuge in his own destruction!” But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.  I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever. (Psalm […]

Knowing God will grow your love

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 17 KNOWING GOD WILL GROW YOUR LOVE “I have made known to them Your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which You have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”  (John 17:26)117 J Many people do religious things to try […]

Jesus wants to give you fruit that lasts

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 15 JESUS WANTS TO GIVE YOU FRUIT THAT LASTS “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide.”  (John 15:16a) If you’re like most people, at some level you want to make an impact […]

Small things grow big in the Kingdom

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 13 SMALL THINGS GROW BIG IN THE KINGDOM He said therefore, “What is the Kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it?  It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, […]