Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:12-13, NIV
Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like hard work. thomas edison You are not born a winner. You are not born a loser.You are born a chooser.
I sit or stand at a round bar-style table by the front window in Smokey Row coffee shop. Unless I’m in deep-focus mode, with headsets on and intent on my work, I glance up and smile at everyone who walks in. I’ll step over and hold the door for moms with strollers and grandpas with… Read More
“I want people to get what they deserve—nothing more, nothing less.” Philip Yancey in What’s so amazing About Grace? Talk about a problematic parable: Matthew 20: 1-16. Jesus tells about a vineyard owner who hires people to work for the day in his vineyard. They set to work diligently in the blazing sun. Meanwhile, the owner… Read More
When our work defines us we strive. When God defines us we thrive. For many years I thought that my WORK determined who I was and what I was worth. If I was successful (another term that needs redefining), it was because of my hard work. If I messed up, I was in a state… Read More
“What goes around comes around.” “Spend a minute in their shoes.” “You get what you pay for. ” “You made your bed, now lay in it.” “Do unto others as you would have done to you.” “The sins of the father are visited upon the son.” You are not the ultimate authority–our Lord and… Read More
God’s creation has a number of rules that apply throughout everything. One of them is: “What you sow, that is what you will reap.” If we plant tomato seeds, we will reap tomatoes, not turnips. If we plant discontent, we will experience discontent. If we ingest junk food, our bodies will respond in kind. If… Read More