October 14, 2022 · 4:14 am
Two years ago we began “Friday’s list” as an experiment. Obviously, it resonated well with you the reader. But it’s time to move on to another Friday column which we will debut next week.
We close with this list adapted from John Mason’s neat little book, “Conquering an Enemy Called Average.” We’ve added scriptural references for each of these admonitions about who and what God calls us to be. Continue reading →
October 7, 2022 · 4:07 am
Writing has been a part of my ministry for 52 years. For the past 10 years it has been almost daily in writing this blog.
So, I thought it might be interesting to share with our readers principles guiding my writing. Plus, this will serve as some helpful tips for aspiring writers.
Today’s post offers 10 simple, succinct, and specific suggestions for good writing. Continue reading →
September 30, 2022 · 4:09 am
With the news media constantly talking about inflation, stagflation, the bear market and the rising cost of practically everything, it’s difficult to escape thoughts about money.
Yes, money even matters to God. And there’s lots in the Bible about money.
Today’s list offers 12 Biblical bullet points to help us be good stewards and think properly about the possession and use of money. Continue reading →
September 16, 2022 · 4:16 am
“What are my highest priorities in life?” asked the American statesman, philosopher, and inventor Benjamin Franklin when he was only 22 years old.
From his introspection, he developed 12 virtues that would serve as his governing values which he conceived as a “bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection.”
When He shared them with a Quaker friend, seeking his opinion, he suggested that Franklin overlooked one important virtue ￼which became #13, with a simple four word description.
Today’s list is Franklin’s list with his brief explanation. Continue reading →
September 9, 2022 · 4:09 am
This week I’ve been writing about godliness. Yesterday we discussed the key to godliness is discipline. To further follow up on that idea, today’s list, adapted and condensed from John MacArthur’s book, “The Pillars of Christian Character” offers some practical tips on developing discipline.
The list deserves greater attention and explanation than merely listing these points. However, we will leave it to you, the reader, to reflect on and apply these important points. Continue reading →
September 2, 2022 · 4:02 am
Almost all of our Friday lists involve positive steps we can apply to specific areas of our life. Today’s list, however, is all negative.
It is taken from “Lists to Live By: The Christian Collection” complied by Alice Gray, Steve Stephens and John Van Diest. It is a list of behaviors we need to avoid.
Sometimes, we can learn how to live by seeing what to avoid. Consider this list prayerfully. Continue reading →
August 19, 2022 · 4:01 am
It’s been almost one year since our friend and preaching colleague, Dee Bowman passed from this life into eternity. His influence, however, lives on and continues to speak to us through his wonderful writings.
Today’s list is taken from his book, That’s Life, in a section, “Life By the Numbers,” on page 110.
In it, he offers 10 tips on the proper use of the tongue–5 negative and 5 positive. Continue reading →
August 12, 2022 · 4:12 am
John Mason in his fine little book, “Let Go of Whatever Makes You Stop,” offers 52 nuggets of wisdom. Each nugget (chapter) is only 2 pages. And each is designed to help you move forward in life with fervent passion and increased momentum.
Today’s list is taken from Nugget #27 which lists 35 issues that are “Momentum Breakers “in life. Here are 20 that not only slow you down but are a determent to your spiritual welfare. Continue reading →
August 5, 2022 · 4:05 am
Winston Churchill is credited with saying, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Giving is good. It’s God’s will for His people. Giving may include not only our weekly church contribution but charitable organizations, colleges, clubs, foundations, and individuals in need.
Today’s list offers 10 Biblical guidelines for giving Continue reading →
July 22, 2022 · 4:22 am
Last week I came across a list by an unknown author, “45 Lessons Life Taught Me.” I shared the first 22 last Friday. Today completes the list.
It contains a bit of “life under the sun” wisdom, some spiritual advice, and a little humor. I think you will like it.
If you missed last week’s list, click here for part one. Continue reading →