Upbeat or Beat Up? How to Stay Positive in a Negative World

Please allow me to ask you some vital questions.  As I do, please be completely honest in your assessment as honesty locates us, but dishonesty stagnates us: 1)     Are you truly happy with your life? 2)     Do you truly love your spouse and family? 3)     Do you truly enjoy your job? 4)     Do you truly…

Nuggets to Change Your World: How to Speak as a Leader

The Bible tells us, “So now arise, go out and speak kindly and encouragingly to your servants; for I swear by the Lord, if you do not go, not a man will remain with you this night; and this will be worse for you than all the evil that has befallen you from your youth…

Nuggets to Change Your World: Always Leave People Lifted!

The Bible tells us, “Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace and things wherewith one may edify (or build up) another” (Rom. 14:19).   The Greek word for “follow” in the aforementioned verse is “dioko”.  “Dioko” literally means to “pursue to persecute”.  Why would God use such a word in conjunction…

Kidnapped (Eph. 6:1-4) [Part 5]

There are a lot of crazy things occurring in this culture!  The Bible tells us in the last days there will come a culture that calls good, evil…and evil, good (see Isaiah 5:20)! Recently I saw a prime example of this.  To my chagrin, I discovered that a private Catholic college was being sued because…

Kidnapped (Eph. 6:1-4) [Part 4]

Over the almost 50 years of my life, I have seen a lot of crazy things in this culture!  Of course just when I thought I had seen it all, I was flabbergasted as I watched a story of a mother who was giving her eight-year-old girl botox injections so she could compete successfully in a…

Kidnapped (Eph. 6:1-4) [Part 3]

We live in a crazy culture!  If you don’t believe me, I have one word for you… “Snooky!”  Only in a crazy culture can “Snooky” from the reality show “JerseyShore” become a cultural icon! Last month I shared with you our key scripture in Ephesians 6:1-4:  “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this…

Kidnapped (Eph 6:1-4) [Part 2]

If you don’t believe this culture is crazy, I have three words that will change your mind…Lady Ga-Ga!  If you don’t know who she is, you are not missing anything but if you do, you know this culture is crazy! Last week we shared with you our text scriptures from Ephesians 6:1-4: “Children, obey your…

Kidnapped (Eph 6:1-4)

Have you ever had an abscessed tooth?  If you have, you know there is almost an unlimited amount of pain!  Conversely, here in the Nashville area, we have a modern dental facility called “Dental Bliss”.  This high-dollar organization makes dental work seem almost like a vacation.  They have a spa and massage on the premises…

Nuggets to Change Your World! (2 Timothy 2:5)

The Bible tells us, “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much” (Luke 16:10).  If I asked all of you how many of you desire a better future than you have today…every single one of you…

Nuggets to Change Your World! (2 Timothy 2:5)

The Bible tells us in Proverbs 4:20-23, “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.  Keep thy heart with all diligence;…