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Social Media Shipwreck

Social Media Shipwreck

The Greek word translated shipwreck in the King James Version of the Bible can be found twice, both times in the writings of Paul. In the first case (2 Corinthians 11:25) Paul listed some of the hardships he suffered while carrying the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the known world. During his career Paul suffered […]

Am I different than Achan?

Am I different than Achan?

I find it easy to hop onto my spiritual soapbox to judge certain Bible characters. Like Adam who just had to taste that fruit. Or Samson who could not control his lust. Or Achan who thought he could get away with stealing. For a brief moment I may find myself feeling superior as I think, […]

Loneliness or Solitude?

Loneliness or Solitude?

Some moments carry more weight for our future than others. Some things that we read or hear stick with us for months, maybe years, and give us encouragement and guidance as we take our next step into the unknown we call the future. I write such things down—keep a note or open a file and […]

The Elusive Selfie

The Elusive Selfie

Selfies are not new inventions created by the advent of the smartphone though smartphones have opened up that world and facilitated making public the details of our private lives. Now we can share with complete strangers our lunch choices or our bad hair day or post brags along with supporting photographic evidence that we’re still […]

The Insidious Nature of Spiritual Drifti...

The Insidious Nature of Spiritual Drifting

The late Napoleon Hill, famed self-help author, shared with radio listeners his list of the major causes of failure in life. Number one is the “habit of drifting through life without a definite purpose or a definite plan for attaining it…Drifting. Lacking in singleness of purpose.  Lacking a plan for carrying out the purpose. There […]

Shortcuts

Shortcuts

Today the GodPlantedAGarden blog shares a guest post… People seek shortcuts. Get rich fast. Lose weight quickly. Improve relationships in days. Own it now with easy financing. Self-help gurus offer titles such as “Six Steps to XYZ” and promise results for the price of the book or the monthly subscription to the training materials. There […]