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Masterpieces and Motivation

Do you have someone in your life who is always there? Perhaps a friend … Or maybe they are not always there, but they come to mind whenever something challenging comes around? Just the idea of this friend creates the illusion of enough support, that you end up emboldened in whatever task you’re performing. This distinction[…]

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Problem with Perfunctory 

Does this title seems kind of redundant?… Of course being perfunctory is a problem one might say… Perfunctory meaning with hasty performance, routine, without care, negligent, uninterested. As a matter of fact it’s the opposite of what we are admonished about when it comes to prudent behavior. .. But at least its performance. Here’s the[…]

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Simple Unity

Unity and togetherness are not the same. Yes, unity is about coming together… but usually in a way that includes the melding together of to create a harmonious end, whereas togetherness is just being with. It may be a precursor to unity, it may not… Oftentimes it is not. Togetherness calls for a willingness to be[…]

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The Chance to be Judged

It says in Psalms that the wicked will not stand in the judgement. Standing indicates a posture of presence. The not being able to be “present” to defend their cause is one way this verse can be explained. Can you imagine not even having a presence or place to state your case… like you don’t[…]

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When It Counts

There are things in this life that are right to do, and things and that are wrong to do… would you agree?   Scripture: Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.  It goes on to say… Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave[…]

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Empty Yourself

Pour yourself out as an offering. Not to man… to God. Humble yourself before Him. He loves you and wants to show you.  Pour yourself as an offering to those who are in need. Research them, learn their ways. Be one who stands in the gap. Start with prayer. Pour yourself out to those who[…]

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Think Bigger

We are naturally small thinking beings. We tend to think that the world revolves around us, or people exist to serve us, or perhaps that something is set in motion because of us. Whatever the circumstance, it usually comes back to us.  So when we set out to accomplish a goal or just do something[…]

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Life is Good?

And what’s good for one person may not be good for another. What is good anyway?… How does one measure goodness. When we think about what is ‘good’, is it that kind of goodness that extends outside of our moral definition? It would be a danger to think of goodness just inside the scope of[…]