Archive | October, 2014

Gloating

Enemy is a strong word. When I think of war, I think of an enemy like ISIS! The term “enemy” also makes me think of people who maybe don’t think like me (politically), or act like me (socially), or agree with me (spiritually). I might describe them as a “soft” adversary/enemy who don’t necessarily threaten […]

Gazing Forward

“You only live once but if you work it right, once is enough.” On the Back 9, I believe that God wants us to live our lives, “glancing back and gazing forward!” Realizing…the past is the past…wins, losses, failures, mistakes, dreams fulfilled and unfulfilled. God is a forward God…who rebukes, forgives, restores, renews, and rewards. […]

Yes and No

There are many times in life when “no” is a great answer. Going to God and filtering things through Him gives us the answer of “yes” or “no.” I have found that in going to God…sometimes when I thought it should be a “yes,” He would say, “no”. Often when I did say “no” to […]

Sharp Thinking

“If you want to be a “sharp thinker,” be around sharp people!” Or as biblically stated in Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” In my lifetime I have been told things by others, either directly or collectively, that have had a tremendous impact on my life. The introductory quote was […]

Never Changing

Some things never change. I love this statement as it applies to the character of God, “He is the same yesterday, today and forever!” If you are looking for an unchanging constant in your life, it would be Jesus and His character. So many times when people read the Bible, they may think it is […]

Media Perspectives

Digital Media is here to stay…and it is growing…as I have prayerfully spent time asking God to help me encourage anyone using this trending social “animal,” I hope that the words He has given me will help you use it as a positive in your life and not a negative. First, let me say that […]

See Clearly

I have had 20/20 vision the entire Front 9 of life…..and suddenly, as I made the “turn” at age 45, I needed readers. Funny how one day I was at lunch and I could read the menu and the next day I could not. I am sure it was gradual….I am thinking my level of […]

What’s In Your Grip?

  “What’s in your Grip?” What are you holding on to? Funny, in my adult life I have heard the word, “grip,” countless times because of golf. Grip is EXTREMELY important to a golfer’s success. If your grip is too strong or too weak, it can do “ugly” things to your game. So a golfer […]

Quit Dodging Arrows

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Ephesians 6:16 Understand, if you are walking around on this earth, you have an enemy….his name is Satan. Flaming arrows were used in ancient times to “lower morale, frighten…and cause people […]