The Power of Words

The Power of Words

As kids we used to say, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” These words try to dismiss the fact the words can be ignored and, therefore, will not injure or wound those that the words are spoken to. We live in a world where there is...
Staying Focused

Staying Focused

One of the great challenges of our day is to stay focused on the things that truly matter.  Most of us are preoccupied with our lives and surviving the daily grind.  We seem to manage the urgent, but we miss the important.  As I have considered these things lately, I...
Do We Want Safe Spaces in the Workplace?

Do We Want Safe Spaces in the Workplace?

It appears that the concept of “safe spaces” has gained some traction in academia. In case you are new to the trend and conversation, here is the new definition from Merriam Webster: “A place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel confident...
Increase Our Faith

Increase Our Faith

I want to continue the same theme we began last month. These are some of the questions that probe the deep longings of our hearts. What is God taking me through? Why doesn’t He rescue me? What is God asking me to do? Is God totally silent right now? Jeremiah found...
Making a Difference

Making a Difference

Mark 10:45 – For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. “The world lives in such a time of crisis. Christians alone are in a position to rescue the perishing. We dare not settle down to try to live as if...
Our Ambition in Conflict….is to Win!

Our Ambition in Conflict….is to Win!

The re-occurring theme in my counseling with men revolves around conflicts in their relationships–either at home or at work.  We all face conflict.  It is inevitable, but the concern I have is that the Christians I often meet with approach conflict with much the...