Building character is a lifetime endeavor with an endless variety of beautiful attributes to consider. To start this new year, we will focus on two traits clearly evidenced in Jesus’ life: attentiveness and an all-in commitment! The verses we will use as a foundation of these traits are Hebrews 2:1 and Colossians 3:23. Hebrews 2:1. … More Attentive and All-In
We’ve just enjoyed our Thanksgiving holiday…the annual American nod to thankfulness that launches ‘Christmas’ consumerism into overdrive. Thanks-living is a heart attitude we need to give much more time to! In fact, it ought to be the perpetual norm for we who claim the name of Christ. It is the very character of our Savior, … More Thankful Unselfishness
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Be joyful always. Maybe your heart is saying, “Really? Joyful? My parents fight; someone is always mad at me. My dad never acts like I matter. I can’t … More Be JOYFUL Always!
Have you ever been disappointed? You expected to do something or get something that you never got? You gave your best but things didn’t turn out as you hoped? Of course, you have. Everyone knows the dismay of disappointment. That’s why this Christian Character Trait matters so much. It is a trait we need to … More Strong & Flexible
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2. Determination and endurance are ingredients of any significant accomplishment. Every worthwhile endeavor will include … More Determination & Endurance
Character. It is a critical aspect of each individual. Character is the substance of an individual. We live in a world which encourages us to indulge ourselves and never give a thought to our inner character. It is a tempting encouragement. Pleasing ‘self’ seems like a good idea. Unfortunately, though, character is never grown in … More It’s Always Too Soon to Quit!
Whether we are riding a horse, driving a car or trying to get through the school year, the same truth applies: where your eyes are sets the course of your path. If we spend a lot of time looking at what we ‘can’t do’ or the things that we would rather do or all the … More Focused on Purpose