Thien reflects on his son’s high school graduation and what he’s learned.
Tom Ziglar helped me understand the fastest way to change your life. It’s a simple, yet profound advice that you won’t forget.
I believe there is a huge need for Personal Development resources for Christians created from a biblical perspective. We need Christian resources on goal setting, meaningful work, creating good habits, productivity, etc. My hope is to help Christians find the abundant life that Jesus promises. It’s with these goals in mind that I have created a personal development and life coaching resource for Christians.
I didn't want to be Scrooge this Christmas, so I’ve decided to do something I’ve never done before. To help me get into the giving mood, I’m giving away all three of my books for free. That’s right, FREE.
Where was God when my loved one died? Why did God allow me to be abused when I was young? How could a loving God allow His children to experience such suffering?
These are questions that I'm trying to answer. A lot of folks at my church are asking these questions. They are very similar to the questions that I asked about God myself.
Here’s a few insights from James 1:1-8 about how to suffer well.
If you ever get depressed or dissatisfied with your wilderness wanderings through life, I suggest that you go to a funeral of a godly person who lived to honor God and serve people. That will inspire you to live up to your potential more than walking on hot coals with Tony Robbins.
Why are these funerals so inspiring? One word. Legacy.
While attending a recent class at “Automobile University,” I listened to a classic audio recording of a Jim Rohn talk. Jim is considered one of the greatest personal development experts in the last generation.
The following will be Jim’s list of “four keys to success.” I’ll also add my personal reflections and commentary about each lesson.
In the next several posts, I’ll share with you five of my favorite questions that Jesus asks in the Gospels. I want to warn you, that these five questions are powerful. They are life-changing questions. Jesus first asked these questions to people who were stuck or after they just had a big failure. His questions was a catalyst that led to breakthroughs and changed lives. May it continue to do the same in our lives today.
The first question is, “Do you want to get well?”
My personal gleanings from the Marques Ogden story.
Sometimes people face tragedy and run out of hope and faith. That's when you need to have faith for others.
The path towards greater things isn't the easiest or most comfortable route. It often leads through the valley of the shadow of death. But you have nothing to fear because God is with you.
The path towards greater things often involves a lot of waiting. Get used to it. But while we're waiting, God is at work. This series of videos is an exploration of the story of Elijah and what we can learn from his example.
If you want to see God doing greater things in your life, it starts with saying "Yes." This series of videos is an exploration of the story of Elijah and what we can learn from his example.
Do you want to see God do greater things in and through your life? This series of videos is an exploration of the story of Elijah and what we can learn from his example.
This is part 1 of 7 on "How to Win at Marriage" from a Bible Study series on 1 Peter 3:1-9. Learn how you can "win" at marriage by making 7 commitments. The first commitment is "Stop reacting to your spouse out of fear."
We live in a day where knowledge is easily accessible. You can Google anything. You can watch YouTube videos to learn how to do anything including parenting, changing a tire, decoupage furniture, gourmet cooking and everything in between. The era in which we live is called the “Information Age.” But where information is ubiquitous, understanding and wisdom are as rare as a content Millennial with a satisfying career.
We all know we should do good. But why don't we? Our problem is not a knowledge problem. We have a motivation problem.
Watch this 4 and a half minute Video devotional for some encouragement and motivation.
One of things that I find most frustrating is not having clear directions. When driving, I hate getting lost because I didn't receive clear directions. When working on an assignment, I get frustrated if the directions were unclear.
This also applies to my often felt frustration in my faith journey of following God. He doesn't seem to like giving me clear directions. What should we do when it seems like God hasn't given us clear directions?
Can you change your world? It's not my job. I don't have much to give. These are 2 common excuses that we give for not making a difference. Will you embrace the challenge to be a blessing to others?
This 6 Minute video devotional will challenge you to think how God can use you.
Yesterday was a great day. I had lunch at one of my favorite BBQ restarants with my favorite seminary professor. Dr. Don Sunukjian has been a great role model and influence for me in ministry. This is evidenced by the fact that I still remember and use his preaching principles 17 years after taking his class.
As I sat there at that lunch, I furiously scribbled a page and a half of ideas. After everyone else left, I stayed back and talked with Don for an hour about what I thought was missing in the seminary curriculum. I suggested five classes that seminaries need to teach.
You are going through a frustratingly difficult season right now. For some reason, even though you are a person of faith, God seems to be a million miles away. Your faith is dry and you just feel stuck. You want to experience life and joy, but instead you are faced with boring monotony. You pray and seek God, but it seems like he has abandoned you.
We are in the middle of one of the greatest religious shifts in American history. We live during a time that the fastest growing religion, one that has more than doubled in the last 20 years, is what is categorized as the “none.” The term “none” refers to people who when asked to indicate their faith, they write “none.” They are the “religiously unaffiliated”.