How to Make Quality Decisions

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Making quality decisions is a cornerstone for living a quality life. Of course, we all know that. But knowing and doing are two different things. I know I shouldn’t have dessert tonight, but … I know I should exercise […]

7 Essential Qualities of Strong Faith

Stay in the Word of God until you can see it so clearly on the inside that you don’t need to see it on the outside. ~ Gloria Copeland God is faithful. Most of us have heard that statement, but have we ever really considered what faith requires? It is certainly not for the faint […]

What to Do When Relationships Fail

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational. ~ Hugh Mackay A friend’s daughter just found out her husband is having an affair and wants a divorce. She and the kids are devastated, shocked and angry. Sound familiar? My heart hurts for the people involved. How would you […]

God’s Christmas List for You

Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven’s making. ~ Leigh Hunt Lists! At this time of […]

How to Cope with Holiday Stress: 6 Tips to Help You Keep Your Peace

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. ~ Sydney J. Harris Have you noticed that the holidays seem to bring out the best … and worst … in people? It seems every friend, relative and client has a ‘Scrooge’ story to share. Spouses who don’t want the house decorated or […]

God’s Covenant of Love with You

Some theologians will tell you that God’s love is unconditional but…. Forget the “but”. God has no buts, and no ifs. God loves you unconditionally; his love is eternal and has no limits. ~ Bangambiki Habyarimana There’s a story in the Bible that always tugs at my heart. It illustrates the unprecedented love, mercy and […]

God Loves You Bunches!

Trusting God’s grace means trusting God’s love for us rather than our love for God. Therefore our prayers should consist mainly of rousing our awareness of God’s love for us rather than trying to rouse God’s awareness of our love for him. ~ Peter Kreeft God loves you. You’ve heard that at least a thousand […]

God’s Priorities: 6 Essential Precepts for Blessing & Victory

When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities. ~ Ezra Taft Benson Would you like to see […]

7 Tips to Help You Rest in God

We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence … we need silence to be able to touch souls. ~ Mother Teresa We have […]

Understanding the Rest of God

One of the most convicting things I have recently come to realize about Jesus is that He was never, not once, in a hurry. ~ Mark Buchanan Rest. The word conjures a sense of peace and quietness. “Sit down, rest a spell,” your gramma might have said after a long day. The loss of a […]