Growing from “Ought To” to “Can Do” Living

Growing from “Ought To” to “Can Do” Living

You ought to go to church. You ought to read your Bible, eat right, quit smoking, pay your tithes, and be a better mom… dad… husband… wife… yodeler, underwater basket-weaver, etc. The weight of “ought to” living can be crushing. In...
How to Overcome Your FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Once and For All

How to Overcome Your FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Once and For All

FOMO (the “fear of missing out”) is a real thing, and it’s more intense than ever. We’re afraid we’ll miss out on all the cool stuff. We’ll miss out on doing something significant with our lives. But God has a purpose for every one of us – a unique pathway to...
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...