Raise the Bar

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. ~ Ephesians 3:20 (NLT) For a couple years of my high school career, I was on the school’s track and field team. My area of competition was the pentathlon,... Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Lazy

Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others; then they will not be unproductive. ~ Titus 3:14 (NLT) Being productive (Which means that you actually do meaningful things that produce results) is an expectation in the workforce. Bosses don’t hire people to just sit around, listen to Pandora or... Continue Reading →

Teaching Without Words

And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. ~ Titus 2:7 (NLT) From grade school through high school, I was obsessed with sports. I lived and breathed sports. Football, check. Baseball, oh yeah! Volleyball, woohoo!... Continue Reading →

Know-It-All

In the same way, faith by itself is dead if it doesn’t cause you to do any good things. ~ James 2:17 (GW) Have you ever met someone that is a “know-it-all?” They want to prove to you, and everyone else, that they are intellectually superior to all of us dumb, stupid, ignorant, or intellectually... Continue Reading →

Be a World-Changer

In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your Heavenly Father. ~ Matthew 5:16 (NLT) There is an old saying: “No good deed goes unpunished.” It’s a cynical saying. The worldview of those that champion it generally is one of doom and gloom. Essentially,... Continue Reading →

God is My Strength

My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever." ~ Psalm 73:26 (NLT) When I was in high school, I was six feet tall and weighed about 140 pounds. I was long, lean, and, well, skinny. I was also an athlete, so... Continue Reading →

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