Help Yourself

Those folks in Nazareth were amazed to hear a carpenter's son preaching from Isaiah's prophecy. In response to their surprise, Jesus said, "No doubt you will say to me, 'Physician, heal yourself'" (Luke 4:23). Unlike Jesus, I may not be able to...

The Eight-Step Process to Better Asking

In one of my earlier articles, "How To Ask For Anything You Want," you learned that the world responds to those who ask. When you begin to ask for what you need and want, you've taken control of your life, and are proactively steering its direction. Many...

Create Your Own Anti-Emergency Fund

Do unexpected car repairs, quarterly insurance payments or those darned property taxes find you hard pressed to squeeze one more dollar out of an already stretched monthly budget? Or do you usually end up reaching for the plastic in your wallet to make up the...

Coming Home

Did you enjoy your morning today? Did you wake up with a sigh of contentment or a groan of despair? How many times did you hit the snooze button?   All of these measure the happiness of our lives. Letting us know whether or not we are just going through the...

All I Want is a Bag of Mulch…

I was not looking for an opportunity to be a preacher. All I wanted was to purchase some mulch at the discount store and go home but there was a hole in the bag so the cashier sent someone to replace it. Hence, we waited. Then, a shirt was missing a price tag so the...

Create Your Own Anti-Emergency Fund

Do unexpected car repairs, quarterly insurance payments or those darned property taxes find you hard pressed to squeeze one more dollar out of an already stretched monthly budget? Or do you usually end up reaching for the plastic in your wallet to make up the...

Coming Home

Did you enjoy your morning today? Did you wake up with a sigh of contentment or a groan of despair? How many times did you hit the snooze button?   All of these measure the happiness of our lives. Letting us know whether or not we are just going through the...

All I Want is a Bag of Mulch…

I was not looking for an opportunity to be a preacher. All I wanted was to purchase some mulch at the discount store and go home but there was a hole in the bag so the cashier sent someone to replace it. Hence, we waited. Then, a shirt was missing a price tag so the...

Achieving Self-Mastery

How do you achieve self-mastery?   Mastery comes from confidence. Confidence comes from experience. Experience comes from practice. Practice comes from commitment. And commitment comes from vision.   Please read that last paragraph again. Then do the...

Emotional Generosity
A Hopeful Rant

What an unfortunate culture we're building by demoting to a problem what is a normal human condition – need. I'm tired of being called needy. I'm tired of talk show hosts and writers babbling about getting my needs met by myself then selling books on...