How to Make a Good Choice, 6 Reminders

Today, I want to give you a little checklist of 6 reminders about good choices. Life requires choices and sometimes we need reminders, a checklist of things to keep in mind, especially when our decisions are weighty ones. Good choices are important because we are given one life and the awesome power to decide who we will be and what we will do with our life. We make choices and those choices have consequences. Some choices seem rather inconsequential but others have life-altering, eternal meaning. The good choice to follow […]

Follow the Money

“Follow the money” is a phrase often used related to the investigation of political corruption. We are starting to hear this idea tossed about in relation to our current president and his son. It was prominent in a 1976 movie, All the President’s Men, focusing on the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon.,examining%20money%20transfers%20between%20parties. I believe “following the money” will reveal a great deal about each of us. If you “follow the money” in your life, what will that say about you?  Money is important. It is one of […]

Good Decisions in 3 Steps

There are 3 basic steps involved in making good decisions. Wise people learn  to make a habit of making choices that are good for them and others. What better habit could you develop than the habit of making one good decision after another? Most of us will confess that one way we have learned how to make better decisions is through the pain and frustration of bad ones. If we were smart we did some serious thinking, talked to wiser people, and did some research so as not to make […]

3 Reasons Why Your Choices Matter

  Our choices matter. Do you ever consider how you got to where you are today?  Some people believe “luck” (good or bad)  or chance have played a major role in their fortunes in life. I don’t believe in luck or chance to determine my fate. I believe in God’s grace and mercy and my ability to choose. I heard the story about a famous golfer, Gary Player (a believer), being interviewed about his success on the links. “Gary, how did you become so lucky on many of your shots?”, […]

Are You A Savvy Investor? 3 Questions

” The Savvy Investor” is the subject of my blog today. Investing is important to all of us. I had to  brace myself before opening my IRA retirement account recently. I reassured myself and my wife that the double-digit percentage loss is “only on paper” and we don’t need that money right now. Perhaps you are also concerned about some of your financial investments; an empty building you need to rent out, taxes and insurance you are paying on a vehicle or a “toy” that isn’t providing a good ROI.  […]

Want More of Heaven’s Currency ?

Heaven’s currency is something that should be of interest to all of us. This is especially true in light of what’s happening to the dollar, the currency of our country. Inflation is a big concern for most of us these days. We are noticing that our dollars are shrinking, buying mush less than they were a year ago. My car’s gas tank is about half full (or half empty if you tend to see things negatively) and I’m dreading to face the price indicator as I pump the gas again. […]

Great Rewards Come to Those Who Follow Christ!

Great rewards will come to those who follow God’s plan. This is the fifth truth I discuss in my book, Heaven’s Currency. You will find links to the other four at the bottom of this blog. These truths can change your life. I encourage you to review them and make them a part of your self talk as you attempt to follow the Lord.  When my children were young, I would talk with them about their choices and the consequences of their actions. There were times when I warned them […]

Your Choices, Your Character, and Your Destiny

Your choices determine your character, who you are. Your character determines your destiny. This blog is the fourth in a series I’m calling “Five Truths That Can Change Your Life”; the title of a chapter in my new book , Heaven’s Currency, Investing In The Things That Matter Most. Choices are important. Of courses some choices are more important than others. The choices to marry, and who to marry, are infinitely more life changing than what to have for lunch.  To me, the most life-altering choice I have is what I’m going […]

Two Worlds In Conflict

You live in two worlds. Think about it, every day 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, currency-investing-in-the-things-that-matter-most The fact that you live in two worlds is especially important for you to understand if you are a follower of Jesus. As a consequence of your decision to follow him, your daily decisions about the way you spend your time, money, and energies are to be guided by the superior claims […]

God Loves You and Has a Plan for Your Life

God loves you and has a plan for your life. What’s your response to this statement? If you’ve grown up going to church or have been raised in a Christian home, this is something you have heard for a long time. Maybe it’s one of those ideas you’ve heard so many times you don’t think about it much anymore. But, you and I need to think about it! We need to think deeply about it because understanding that God, the Creator of this universe, loves us is critical to living […]