Give Me That Mountain

Isolation Has No Place

A Change of Mind. Day thirty-five...

The city of Corinth is located on an isthmus in Greece—a narrow strip of land connecting two larger areas of land. In the Apostle Paul's day, Corinth was revitalized under Roman rule and had become a city of great wealth—with all the corresponding opportunities for its citizens to get into trouble, including those citizens who were a part of the church at Corinth.

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Can’t Go Back

A Change of Mind. Day thirty-six...

Every once in a while Sherrel and I will bring up some of the foolishness from our past—in our lives before we were saved. But it's not like we are talking about ourselves; it's as if we're talking about somebody else.

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No More Thinking or Acting Alone

A Change of Mind. Day thirty-seven...

“I, (name), take you (name), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.”

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To Abandon the Old Identity

A Change of Mind. Day thirty-eight...

In Mark Twain's classic novel, “The Prince and the Pauper,” Edward, heir to the throne of England, trades places with Tom, a pauper with an abusive father.

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Belonging to a Family

A change of mind. Day thirty-nine...

Several years ago I met with some clients who, after we'd finished with business, told me about two homeless brothers they had taken into their home. These boys had been living on the streets of Kansas City.

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The True Nature of Our Authority

A Change of Mind. Day forty...

What would cause a grown man, with his own business, to do what some kid told him to do?

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He Was No Victim

A Change of Mind. Day forty-one...

“Mommy, why did Jesus have to die?” How many mothers (and fathers), throughout history, have searched for an answer to comfort the pain of their children as they first try to come to grips with the crucifixion of Jesus?

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Exposing a Victim Mentality

A Change of Mind. Day forty-two...

“Oh, you poor thing!” Whenever we extend this kind of sympathy to another person we are poisoning his or her recovery efforts.

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You Need Possible

A Change of Mind. Day forty-three...

The movie “Soul Surfer” is based on the true‐life story of surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack. She is told that it won't be easy to get back up on a surf board and compete without the strength and balance of one arm.

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Getting Rid of Excuses

A Change of Mind. Day forty-four...

My youngest son graduated from his rural K‐8 elementary school with almost perfect grades. But when he brought home his first report card from the big junior high in town, he had a C in one of his classes.

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Penetrating Questions

A Change of Mind. Day forty-five...

I'm full of questions. That's one of the primary ways I learn—I ask lots of questions. I won't drive by, for more than a couple of times, a construction project that I can't figure out—I'll end up stopping and asking some questions.

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Roadside Assistance

A Change of Mind. Day forty-six...

If you've been stranded for a while on the side of a remote road in western Kansas, there's nothing more wonderful than to see a tow truck drive by, then slow down and turn back towards you. What a relief.

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