|Posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
It’s Probably Already Enough
Many people pursue wealth at the expense of relationships with family and friends. Why is that? I think it’s because,
• Money appears easier to achieve than healthy relationships, and
• We mistakenly think money will insulate us and give us the upper hand when we have relationship problems.
Proverbs 23 teaches, “Don’t wear yourself out trying to get...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 13, 2017 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Real Results – Radio version
In February of 2013, Phil and his management team decided to pursue God and see what would happen in their business. They agreed to spend a year using the Bible and prayer to drive personal and professional growth.
The results have been beyond what could have been imagined:
• A peaceful, productive workplace.
• Depression and other mental and physical health problems clearing ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 12, 2017 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
Take a Plain Path
Opportunities to compromise just this one time because so much is at stake will open paths to more compromise. Integrity is a straight path. Crooked paths, even toward justifiable causes will destroy our peace, our marriages, and our businesses.
Abraham desperately wanted a son and couldn’t wait for God to come through. He violated integrity when he impregnated his wife’s maid. She had a son, Ishmael, who fathered a nation t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 11, 2017 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
Stock Market Gains
Years ago, Matt told me he wanted to make a year-end gift to Integrity Resource Center, but he needed to sell some stock first. I asked Matt if the stock had increased enough to be taxable.
When he replied, “Yes,” I urged Matt not to sell the stock, but instead to donate it directly to the ministry. This strategy allowed Matt to get the full deduction for his charitable gift and saved him capital gain taxes!
|Posted on December 8, 2017 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
Don’t Push Yourself to the Front
Have you ever forced yourself to the front only to be pushed to the back?
I wonder how many people in the front were invited and how many pushed their way up?
We’re wired to want to be seen. After all, if we spend a lifetime struggling, shouldn’t we expect a position, a trophy, or our story in the news?
|Posted on December 7, 2017 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
A Dying Dream
Phil Vischer, creator of Veggie Tales, had a dream that died when Veggie Tales was forced into bankruptcy. As Phil’s dreams disintegrated, the story of the Shunamite woman in 2 Kings provided Phil some answers.
The prophet Elisha repaid a Shunamite woman’s kindness by asking God to give her a son. Later the son died, as did the woman’s dream of motherhood. The woman knew God was her only hope.
The Shunamit...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 6, 2017 at 10:10 AM||comments (0)|
Praying and Trusting?
Bruce was meeting with Terry, whom he had not seen since Terry had launched a new business. When Bruce asked Terry how the new business was going, Terry quietly said, “It didn’t make it.”
Bruce was crushed! “What are you going to do?” he asked.
Terry said, “I’m going to pray and trust God for what’s next.”
In that moment, Bruce blurted out, “...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 5, 2017 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
I’m the Taxman
After being baptized by John the Baptist many wanted to know what was expected of them after their repentance. First, John gave them general directions about being generous and loving to others.
But some knew that if this new life John taught about was real, then they needed deeper instructions on applying their faith to their work.
In Luke 3 we read, “Even tax collectors came to be baptized. ‘Te...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 4, 2017 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
Time is Money
Cary Summers, President of the Museum of the Bible located in Washington D.C., shared about the remarkable journey his team had in taking a 430,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse and converting it into the 3rd largest museum in the city.
Rather than use standard protocols with a hired contractor, they asked the contractor to assemble crews to work 24 hours a day without overtime. This cut their project timeline in half and allowed the c...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 1, 2017 at 10:10 AM||comments (0)|
The Sexual Backlash
The revelation of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual escapades brought a cavalcade of victims coming forward. I’m thankful that women and men who have been victimized now have the opportunity for justice, however, there will likely also be those who view this as an opportunity to make false accusations.
Mike Pence took some heat for his practice of avoiding being alone with someone of the opposite sex, but that personal boundary wi...Read Full Post »