Are you an emotional spender?

The number-one problem in today’s generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy. Alan Greenspan Even when times may be tough financially, some of us still don’t have a handle on our spending. It’s not for lack of knowledge. Often, it’s a struggle with self-control. You went to the mall to buy a birthday […]

Is it time to stop complaining and solve the problem?

Do everything without grumbling or arguing. Philippians 2:14 Point to Ponder: When problems arise, resilient people determine what is within their control to fix and go about the business of fixing it. Perhaps the change that’s nudging you isn’t about a new career, a new relationship, or a new home. It may not be a […]

In what way do you need to speak up?

Point to Ponder: One of the most common traits of effective leaders is their ability to effectively communicate in any situation. While interning for a minor league sports team during graduate school, I heard rumblings one afternoon that civil rights icon Rosa Parks was in the building. Our offices were in the civic center, and […]

What dream do you need to resurrect?

Point to Ponder: You are the only person who can decide to pursue your dream. Books don’t write themselves. Businesses don’t launch themselves. You’ve got to take the first step and keep stepping. What dream have you postponed? What idea has been sitting on the shelf collecting dust? What hope or vision has been left […]

What bold decision is it time to make?

A real sign of spiritual and emotional growth occurs when you stop making decisions based on everyone else’s expectations. You end unhealthy relationships, take a leap of faith toward a new career path, or speak up for what is right. Some decisions in life are tough. Some conversations are uncomfortable. Some choices will not be […]

Is Your Busyness Based In Fear?

When you say yes to things that are not purposeful for you, you are essentially saying no to your real priorities. What is it about saying no that makes some of us so anxious? Many people overload their schedules simply because they are too concerned with what others think. Saying no is simple, really: “No, […]

Should You Give Up or Get Up

Is there a goal you’ve set, but haven’t really made much progress on lately? If you’re like many people, the answer is yes. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution you set and forgot about or a dream that just feels too hard to hold on to, it can be tempting to give up at times. […]

Will You Let Go of the Old to Make Room for the New?

When I bought my first place back in the 90s, I decided to replace the handles on every cabinet and drawer in the kitchen and the bathrooms. I went to a hardware store and picked out new handles, unscrewed all the old ones, and replaced them with the shiny, new modern ones. Then I did […]

Is it time for a break?

Do you need a break? Many of us do, but the real question is whether or not you’ll take time for one. Those of us alive today are living at a faster pace than any human beings who’ve ever walked the planet. Advertisers tell us our tech gadgets will save us time, but as quickly […]

Who Are You Really?

Be yourself. Everyone else is taken. Oscar Wilde In recent conversations, the theme “be yourself” has come up several times. And when themes emerge, I always like to seek the lesson for myself and eventually share it. If you feel like sometimes you struggle with saying what you mean, doing what you love, or relaxing […]