Philippians 4:6 "Do not be anxious about anything..." (NIV) Today's Thought So many different things can happen in life. I recently read about how many possible outcomes there are in the first 10 moves of a chess game. It’s a lot because of all the different directions that the chess pieces can move. Okay, ready … Continue reading 169,518,829,100,544,000,000,000,000,000
John 9:3 "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" (ESV) Today's Thought Jesus is full of surprises. In fact, if he’s not consistently surprising you, you may not be consistently studying what he says! One of those surprises happens while talking with his disciples. They see a man who … Continue reading Too far gone for God?
Isaiah 9:2 "The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned." (NIV) Today's Thought It’s hard to wait for things. And our society doesn’t make it any easier. We’re used to getting things pretty much right away. The other day I was in the … Continue reading The near-cataclysmic brain attack
Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31 (NIV) Today's Thought We live in the information age. Facebook has 700,000,000 users. In case you’re not a math whiz… that’s a lot! Information is being produced at an incredible rate. It’s also being consumed at an incredible rate. One … Continue reading Is there an “except-when-online” clause?
Colossians 3:12 "Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness..." (ESV) Today's Thought Paul Tudor Jones is a Wall Street Legend. He’s made money for 29 consecutive seasons. With all the ups and downs that’s pretty remarkable. When other people see risk he sees opportunity. That attitude is partly what has … Continue reading Your greatest legacy may not be what you do
2 Timothy 1:7 "For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." (ESV) Today's Thought Fear is the thousand-pound invisible monster that is always waiting in the wings to take up residence in your heart. Once he gets in he mauls your confidence and dreams with his stinky … Continue reading A great defense against long-term failure
Galatians 6:9 "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (NIV) Today's Thought When I was little my family did a lot of camping. And it wasn’t for novices! We’d portage into places that were virtually untouched by civilization. … Continue reading Your Ripple vs Your Resume
John 13:34 "love one another..." Today's Thought Psychologist Rene Spitz did a study at a “foundling home”—a place that provides shelter and some education to children who've been abandoned. There were 97 babies and children ranging in age from 3 months to 3 years. They were all fed. They all had medical care. But children also … Continue reading You’re the one to give it
Psalm 145:2 "Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever." (NIV) Today's Thought Two years ago my dad passed away. As some of you know, he had a very short battle with cancer. He had started to notice different pains in his body--and that those pains were getting louder. … Continue reading So live it like it is
Ephesians 4:29 "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths..." (ESV) Today's Thought Is it just me or is it easy to criticize? If you stare at anything long enough, you’ll find things to pick apart. For example, you’ll discover that other people have character bunions; that organizations can speak out of both sides … Continue reading The current of criticism