Clay Pots and Broken Vessels

This is a funny story (at least, I think so lol), and a little long… but a MUST READ. 😉 This JUST happened to me recently: I was watching a video clip a few nights ago on my phone, of a very prominent CEO who is known for his outstanding leadership. I had never heard […]

Blessed Are the Merciful…!

How we respond when others offend us not only speaks to our spiritual maturity (or lack thereof), but also may be an indicator of how God will deal with us.. for it is to the MERCIFUL that God shows His mercy. BE VERY CAREFUL, then, to refrain from vindictiveness… having a “payback” spirit does not […]

The Choice is Yours

From the beginning of time until today, it has always been the same: will we choose God or choose “the fruit”? To choose God is to say that we trust that what He has for us is way better than what we can provide for ourselves. To choose the fruit is to not only not […]

Why Don’t We Pray??

The only times I’ve never given my kids what they ask for basically falls into two categories: 1) if what they request is not good for them; or 2) I simply do not have the resources to honor their request. THINK ABOUT THIS: our Heavenly Father never has a “resource problem”… He is not limited […]

UNSTUCK: Submitting to God

Sometimes life can get so heavy, it feels like your entire world is crashing in. You can’t move… you can’t see… you don’t really even know what to do. You’re STUCK… and ready to give up. And that’s exactly what the enemy wants you to do: throw in the towel, wave the white flag, give […]

Feeling Down?

“The best cure for ‘the dumps’ is the Word of God.” One of my Bible college professors, Bill McCloud, shared these words with me almost two decades ago… and I found myself a couple of months back thinking about his words. I was feeling somewhat discouraged, maybe a little depressed… I’m sure my bride could […]

No Offense…

Today, I felt offended on so many fronts (in a few different situations) … by people who really do not know me well, as well as people close to me. In some cases, I think I responded well… in others, I know I didn’t. At first, in my mind, it was easy to justify my […]

Happy Birthday to Me! And Mom!

On this, the eve of my 50th birthday, I want to give a huge shout out to my Mom… who is the Matriarch of our great family and who, for most of my 50 years, has been my rock. She’s taught me so many life lessons… how to persevere during tough times, without breaking down […]

50 Days of DPlum: PlumFest – Day 2

So, May 1 kicked off my 50 Days of DPlum… with my bride bringing me a surprise lunch to the office… totally cool! Today, on the second day of my Plumfest, I really didn’t do much… BUT… I did take a little break from a pretty hectic morning at work to watch my favorite sitcom […]

Between the Promise and the Payoff…

Always remember, things often don’t go as planned… so ADJUST accordingly; but don’t ABANDON. Just keep doing what you’re doing… trust God’s process, move thru the pain… and experience the PAYOFF. Also, YOU are being molded through the struggle, as well. Usually, when people face adversity, their first thought is to break out. Some even […]