TRUE QUIETNESS

TRUE QUIETNESS

Some time ago, I found myself facing a situation that was beyond my ability to resolve. Alone in the stillness of the night, I racked my brain for a solution and finally sent up a prayer for direction. As I lay on my bed, waiting to hear an... Read More »

GOVERNING YOURSELF

GOVERNING YOURSELF

A person without self-control is like a breached city, one with no walls. —Proverbs 25:28 CEB The Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. —2 Timothy 1:7 NIV Self-control is the ability to ke... Read More »

STICKING TO OUR TASKS

STICKING TO OUR TASKS

We need patience to accomplish our goals in life. Even when our situation is not ideal, it is important to persevere and make the most of what we have. Most of us experience times when we are frustrated with our jobs or feel so unappreciate... Read More »

TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS

TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS

When my boss agreed to let me start working from home, I was excited about the prospect and confident that I could do an even better job than working at the office, but he responded with a knowing smile, “Just remember, I may call sometimes... Read More »

THE POSITIVE MINDSET

THE POSITIVE MINDSET

During a recent course I took on counseling, my classmates and I were exploring the topic of negative self-talk, and it quickly became obvious this bad habit had served as a damper to success, suffocated great ideas right at the start, and ... Read More »

SELF-CONTROL—THE LIBERATING FRUIT

SELF-CONTROL—THE LIBERATING FRUIT

The secret to building self-control is to yield our lives to God and let His Holy Spirit guide our thoughts, our actions and our life. “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world,” Paul advises, “but let God transform you into a new ... Read More »

TAKE ME TO YOUR MASTER!

TAKE ME TO YOUR MASTER!

Children—and many adults, including this one—love the story of Aladdin. Adventure, magical artifacts, good versus evil, and the ultimate success story of a beggar boy being transformed into a prince by an awesome genie. There’s something ap... Read More »

THE LAUNDRY BASKET

THE LAUNDRY BASKET

A while back I read some tips on how to get along with people: 1) Speak cheerfully. 2) Smile. 3) Address people by name. 4) Be friendly and helpful. 5) Communicate openly. 6) Be concerned about others. 7) Be generous with praise, encouragem... Read More »

GAINING CONTROL

GAINING CONTROL

Self-control is the ninth fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22–23. Though it’s listed last, it’s clearly an important one. It takes a lot of self-control to manifest the other eight fruits. I recently read about the Stanford Marshma... Read More »

THE THORN FACTOR

THE THORN FACTOR

I don’t think that God intended any marriage to be perfect. I think of it as the “thorn” factor that He allows into the equation—that element that we shrink from, but that He knows we need. You may wonder, Why would we need differences of o... Read More »

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