Give Me That Mountain

Feed the New, Starve the Old

Understanding Identity. Day nine...

“Feed a cold. Starve a fever,” is a familiar home remedy, and one that's easy to follow. If you have a cold, eat—even when you don't feel like it. If you have a fever, don't eat—even when you do feel like it. We have all kinds of proverbs to help us keep a simple focus on what we are trying to deal with.

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Team Chemistry

Understanding Identity. Day fifteen...

Team chemistry is certainly important in the world of sports, because teams without the right chemistry don't win games. But the concept of team chemistry shouldn't be confined to sports. Any time people get together with a common purpose in mind, the chemistry of the group comes into play.

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Entertainment or Deception?

Understanding Identity. Day sixteen...

“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” is the familiar slogan (and the registered trademark) of the official marketing organization for the city of Las Vegas and the surrounding area. The organization uses this clever little phrase to create a strong mental image that draws people to the city and its tourism industry.

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Investing Beyond the Grave

Understanding Identity. Day eighteen...

“Daddy, what happens when we die?” It doesn't seem like a very important question if you have no children, and are out there blowing and going after the things of this world.

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Chosen by God

Wanting What God Wants. Day two...

A few months ago, while Sherrel went into Walgreen's to buy a card, I sat in the car listening to the radio. The commercial I heard for a dating site made enough of an impression that I noted it when we got home.

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Wanting What God Wants Is a Place of Safety

Wanting What God Wants. Day nineteen...

Wanting what God wants is far more than just a preference made by some of the more extreme Christians. Wanting what God wants, in many instances, is a conscious decision to choose life over death.

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God Wants Us to Stand in His Strength, and Live Securely

Wanting What God Wants. Day twenty-one...

Picture yourself as a New Jersey teenager on a late fall night in 1938. Dad turns on the radio as you and the rest of your family crowd around the small table. When he tunes to CBS this is what you hear:

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Perception is Not the Same as Truth

A Change of Mind. Day one...

“How did you feel about …?” Have you ever asked that question of anybody? Of course you have. You have, I have, we all have. Maybe you were comforting a friend after a death, an accident, an illness, a business failure, or some family drama. Or maybe you were just talking to somebody with an interesting story and wanted to know, “How did that make you feel?”

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Connecting Thoughts and Emotions

A Change of Mind. Day five...

My favorite dessert is vanilla ice cream made with the Melin family recipe. This cooked‐custard recipe freezes into an ice cream unequalled by anything else I've ever tasted. Vanilla, just plain old‐fashioned vanilla in a bowl with no toppings—a little bit of heaven on earth.

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Basing Our Passion on Truth

A Change of Mind. Day seven...

“You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.” – Author Unknown

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