Posts from December 2012

The prayer I hardly pray.

Psalm 39:4 “O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!” This prayer is much different than my typical “God Help me”, “God could you”, “God if it be your will please…” Most of those prayers are about building, expanding, growing, stretching, creating, etc. They are about extending my…

Words from a wise leader.

The leader Joshua, near the end of his life, gave some final instructions to the people of Israel. His words came at a time when the Israelites have finally taken ahold of their promised land. For 400 years this nation had suffered slavery, wandering, rebellions and war. They had finally come to rest in possession of their promised land. Joshua, had been…

Growth – it’s a good thing.

I have been reading recently “Integrity” by Dr. Henry Cloud. The purpose of the book is to teach how to become a person of integrity – defined as, “having the character to appropriately handle life’s situations.” What I love about that definition is that it moves well beyond simply obeying societies laws, avoiding bad things or doing some good acts along the…