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too angry to purchase a Valentine’s card?

Did you know that when you go to bed angry with someone, you wake up a little less in love with that person? God’s Word addresses this dangerous sleeping pattern: “In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a […]

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California marriage amend to be decided

The legal battle to determine the constitutionality of one-man, one-woman marriage began in a San Francisco federal courthouse in mid-January. The challenge is to Proposition 8, which California voters approved in November 2008. There already has been an unusual twist, according to Jordan Lorence, an attorney defending the amendment. “What is significant, and somewhat unusual, […]

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Seeing is believing, for a visual generation

Sandra Bullock, starring in the movie The Blind Side, made an amazing statement during an interview. Speaking about the Christian mom she portrayed, Bullock confessed, “I finally got to see someone who actually lives what they believe.” “I finally got to see” – Those are very indicting words. In this true story, Bullock plays the […]

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Power talk!

Before God called me into Life, I spent more than two decades training athletes and working as an exercise physiologist. A considerable portion of that time included studying and applying mental preparation strategies to help create peak performance states. That study included the area of self or “power” talk. Power talk includes “trigger phrases” such […]

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Love and Respect Marriage Conference

Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, are bringing their Love & Respect marriage conference to Fort Lauderdale on Feb. 12–13. They will be offering couples a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day by investing time in their relationship. “We see people that are newly married attending the conference, as well as couples that have been […]

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Start 2010 with Biblically financial plan

As we put away the Christmas decorations and head into the New Year, we should remember that this is a great time to renew our commitment to the wise management of the resources that God has entrusted to us.  As caretaker of God’s resources on this earth, “it is required that those who have been […]

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What’s your plan for 2010?

Finally, a new year. What a crazy year of change. I can’t remember anything more difficult in my life than last year. But, I count my blessings that I?made it out alive and have a fresh start this year to apply everything I learned from last year. I have learned you can truly take advantage […]

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Moms and dads are not necessary

Following weeks of criticism from the homosexual community, the Obama Justice Department filed a legal brief in September arguing that children do not necessarily need a mother and a father and that same-sex households are equivalent to traditional households for child-rearing. The legal brief, perhaps ironically, was filed in defense of the federal Defense of […]

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2009: a year of change for everyone

Back in January, President-elect Barack Obama invited the Rev. Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration. Those on both sides of the political spectrum took notice. Conservative evangelicals, most of whom did not vote for Obama, didn’t criticize him, so much as they did Warren, for accepting the invitation. Outrage from the homosexual-activist […]

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January is parental halftime

If you are a parent, January isn’t really the beginning of your child’s year. It’s halftime. Your family year begins in August, as the children start school and all their other activities. The question is this: What do you do with halftime? What do coaches do with halftime? Do they take the players into the […]

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