We Need Hope

I must admit that my hope concerning the direction of our country has been running on fumes lately. This is a pretty miserable place to be in life and I don’t enjoy it or recommend to you or anyone else.  Maybe you are there too. Here are some questions I’ve been pondering and some of the answers I’ve been coming up with as I’ve been wrestling with what’s going on in our country and this issue of hope. 1:What is hope? 2. Why is hope so important to us? 3. […]

Two Worlds In Conflict

You live in two worlds. Here is truth # 3 of the 5 Life-Changing Truths we’ve been considering, ” I live in a two-world marketplace in which I invest every day.” Say that to yourself, think about what that implies, let it sink in a bit. Everyday you and I make an investment in the two-world marketplace in which we live. This is the third truth I write about in  my new book, http://www.cosdavis.com/product/heavens-investing-in-the-things-that-matter-most The fact that you live in two worlds is especially important for you to understand if […]

Your Life is a Time-Sensitive Trust from God

Your life is a time-sensitive trust from God. Think about this great biblical truth and what it can/should mean to the way you invest your time, energies, and money. Before I explore this potentially life-altering truth with you, I want to do a review of a couple of things that will help you understand where I’m attempting to take you. In my new book, https://www.cosdavis.com/heavens-currency-investing-in-the-things-that-matter-most I have a chapter I call Five Truths That Can Change Your Life. In the event you have not read the introductory blog to this […]

God Loves Me and Has a Plan for My Life

God loves me has a plan for my life. This is life-changing truth # 1! Why is it # 1? Think about the impact that believing that truth can have on your life. If you believe there is a God who is the creator and ultimate authority of this world, then does it matter what you believe He thinks about you? Of course it does. We were created by God to live in relationships with Him and others. You were born to human parents who were supposed to love you […]

The Danger of the Drift

Drift. “To float or be driven along by a current of water or air” is one way Merriam-Webster defines the word drift. When I try to visualize that word in action I think of myself sitting in a small boat in a stream, paddles pulled inside, allowing the movement of the water to take me where it wills. Another vision I have is that relaxing in a quiet place, mesmerized by the puffy white clouds floating along on the canvas of a beautiful blue sky. These are relaxing and refreshing […]

Prayer and Anxiety

Today’s blog is about prayer and anxiety. If you haven’t read last week’s blog on “The Ugly Face of Anxiety,” please go back and read it before continuing to read this one https://www.cosdavis.com/the-ugly-face-of-anxiety.  I believe a great deal of the personal pain and problems I mention in that blog could be avoided. “How?” you  ask. By following a correct approach through prayer when we first realize anxiety is becoming a problem. I don’t say this to condemn or judge anyone who deals with chronic anxiety. I simply want to stress […]

The Ugly Face of Anxiety (Part Two)

Today, I will attempt to describe for you the ugly face of anxiety. In part one of this three-part series, I glamorized anxiety a bit by drawing attention to the fact that some degree of anxiety can be good, and serve us quite well. I  encourage you to go back and read that blog if you missed it. http://www.cosdavis.com/anxious We are certainly living in difficult times. This information (included in last week’s blog) is a stark reminder that anxiety is showing its ugly face in the lives of many people. […]

Anxious? What You Can Do About It (Part one of three)

Are you feeling anxious nowadays? Most of us are, and for good reason. It’s okay to have anxious thoughts and feelings. I believe Jesus, our Lord, had some anxious moments in Gethsemane and on the cross. The Apostle Paul had his bouts with anxiety during a shipwreck, riots when he was preaching, and during his long imprisonment while awaiting martyrdom. Many of David’s psalms tell of his struggles during threatening situations and how he turned to God to calm his anxious spirit. It is normal to become anxious but to […]

Heart Maps

“Out of the heart come the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23 Heart Maps. To most of you, this may seem to be an unusual combination of words or ideas. We often hear phrases such as heart attack, heart trouble, heart break, and heartache. And, we know what these words mean. But what is a heart map? To be honest, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen these words used together before. So, I may be coining a new word combination. Let me try to explain by discussing these words separately […]

What Are You Thinking?

    Thinking; the ability to consider, ponder, plan, and solve problems is a God-given endowment that is so important to each of us. While some ” lesser” animals can problem-solve, none compares to the high levels of thinking humans are capable of. Neuroscientist have discovered that we humans have more highly developed frontal lobes in our brain than any other species. Do you remember the Genesis story of how God created everything? The heavenly bodies, the earth, water, fish, and animals all preceded his crowing act. And, He created […]