Transcendent Character

Dr. Henry Cloud defines character as the ability to meet the demands of reality. Reality tests our character. If our character revolves around ourselves, our abilities, our control, our goals, our resources, our wisdom, etc., we will keep our character and our reality from expanding. But both our character and reality will continually expand if …

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Give Stature

We have a choice with every person we encounter. Will we add stature to them or subtract from their stature? My friend, Keith Loy, says people ought to stand taller in our presence and after they have been with us. We can help people stand taller by the words we speak, the attention we give …

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Default Settings

Not being very computer literate, I struggle with the default settings in programs that are different from the ones I want. I’m always making changes in one document after another instead of changing the default setting for all the documents. About the time I get default settings changed we need to wipe the computer and …

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Focused Grief

In the 1850’s Elizabeth Prentiss suffered the loss of a child and a short time later her youngest child died also. She wrote in her diary, “Empty hands, a worn-out, exhausted body, and unutterable longings to flee from a world that has so many sharp experiences.” Yet, this woman wrote the words to the hymn …

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God Gives

It is God’s nature to give. One of the greatest deceptions of Satan is that God wants to steal from us. But God gives His one and only Son for us on a cross. Jesus gave up His own life so that He could give us forgiveness, his peace and presence through whatever situations we …

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