We live in a time of information explosion. There is so much to learn and so little time to read and digest everything we'd like to know. There is no best way to read but there are a great many strategies you can use. Think of them more as options rather than rules. Try them … Continue reading Wish You Could Read Faster?
The story of what God did through a small girl who gave 57 cents to a church building fund many years ago in the city of Philadelphia is one of the most inspiring I have ever heard. It shows the power of a DREAM. If you are going to experience the power of a dream … Continue reading The Power of a DREAM
A few thousand years ago, Moses said in Psalm 90:12, “Teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom (NIV).” “Teach us to make the most of our time that we may grow in wisdom (NLT).” Moses is basically saying, “Hey, make sure you think about your life and … Continue reading What Time Is It?
Sometimes we face "Heartbreak Hill." In the Boston Marathon, there is a legendary obstacle called Heartbreak Hill. Starting at mile thirteen of the Boston race course, there are a number of hills, climaxing at mile nineteen with Heartbreak Hill. It's the longest, steepest hill in the race. What makes this hill even worse is that … Continue reading Heartbreak Hill
By 7 p.m. on October 20, 1968, at the Mexico City Olympics Stadium, it was beginning to darken. It had cooled down as well. The last of the Olympic marathon runners were being assisted away to first-aid stations. Over an hour earlier, Mamo Waldi of Ethiopia had charged across the finish line, winning the 26-mile, … Continue reading God Sent You to Finish the Race
One day, when Jesus and his disciples were in a boat on the Sea of Galilee a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking over the boat. Jesus was asleep. Matthew tells the rest of the story this way, in his Gospel (Matthew 8:25-26): The disciples went and woke him (Jesus), shouting, "Lord, save … Continue reading Calm
I’m sure like me you’ve been deeply moved by the heart-breaking image of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi washed ashore on a Turkish beach. This precious little boy is only one of thousands of children and adults who’ve perished trying to reach the safety of Europe this year alone. This tragedy represents just a tiny fraction … Continue reading The Current Refugee Crisis
“We need to regularly stop and take stock; to sit down and determine within ourselves which things are worth valuing and which things are not; which risks are worth the cost and which are not. Even the most confusing or hurtful aspects of life can be made more tolerable by clear seeing and by … Continue reading Pause and Reflect