When to Take Burn-the-Ships, No-Turning-Back, Massive Action

When to Take Burn-the-Ships, No-Turning-Back, Massive Action

Some decisions are so radical that there is simply no going back. They’re life-changing, and sometimes world-changing. The problem is, only a relatively few people will ever experience them. Out of twelve spies who scouted out the promised land, only two would...
What to Do When Everything Around You is Falling Apart

What to Do When Everything Around You is Falling Apart

Sometimes, everything around you seems to be falling apart. The markets are down and retirement looks bleak… You can’t seem to communicate with your spouse… Recent news from the doctor has you shaken… Most people do one of two things in these...
How to Plan a Daily Quiet Time with God

How to Plan a Daily Quiet Time with God

I’m convinced that the one thing that will change everything about your life for the positive is establishing a daily quiet time with God. Your health will improve if you exercise daily. Your finances will improve if you manage your budget daily. And in the same...
Become a More Positive Person Overnight with These Three Practices

Become a More Positive Person Overnight with These Three Practices

The older I get, the more I realize just how important my attitude is to the direction my life takes. I didn’t decide where I would be born, or in what time period. I can’t control the weather, the economy, or the outcome of any political election… at least not...
How I Set Aside $98.94 in a Month and Never Missed It

How I Set Aside $98.94 in a Month and Never Missed It

Last month, I managed to put an extra $98.94 in a savings account, earn a few pennies in interest, and I never really missed it, thanks to Acorns! Acorns is an app – or better, it’s a service – that helps you set aside more of your income as savings....
Living with a Bias Toward Action

Living with a Bias Toward Action

Passivity is epidemic among us. Especially among men. And it’s killing us. At the beginning of 2018, I told our church staff I was committing to living throughout this year with a “bias toward action.” I don’t know where I first heard that...
Get Me to Rome! Thoughts on Having Big Goals

Get Me to Rome! Thoughts on Having Big Goals

One of the moments that changed my life significantly occured in 2010 when my wife and I were sitting in our usual spot in the Saddleback Church auditorium and Pastor Rick Warren was kicking off our Decade of Destiny spiritual growth campaign His opening message was...
How to Make Next Year Your Best Year Ever

How to Make Next Year Your Best Year Ever

Think back with me to January One of this year. What were your resolutions? And if you don’t “do” resolutions, what were your intentions? What were your goals and dreams? And how have you done with them? There is a spiritual truth I learned long ago...