Thomas Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza and its CEO from 1970 to 1985 grew a small debt ridden business to what is today the largest Pizza chain in the world with sales exceeding 8.6 billion dollars in 2021.
Once asked to account for the incredible growth of the company, Monaghan explained, “I programed everything for growth. Everyday we develop people–the key to growth is developing people, not special cheese, not tasty crust, not fast delivery, but people. People are the key to all effective leadership.” Continue reading
“The key to godliness is not more knowledge,” opined Woodrow Knoll, “but more obedience.”
Indeed, godliness issues itself in following Jesus, daily bearing His cross, and willingly submitting to His commands (Lk. 9:23). Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (Jn 14:15). The beloved John further amplified that fact when he wrote, “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (1Jn. 5:3). Continue reading
“If ideas have consequences, and they clearly do, the most consequential of all our ideas is the idea of God,” opined Gary Henry in his daybook Enthusiastic Ideas. “Nowhere does life ask us any more basic question, than when it asks us what we’re going to believe about God.”
Gary then argues that (1) if we are open to the idea that God exists, and (2) we accept the truth about God and make a commitment to Him, then this knowledge and belief should translate into a godly life. Continue reading
“Suppose you have a sponge and a pitcher of Pepsi. If you dip your sponge in the Pepsi and squeeze it, what’s going to come out?,” asks Derrick Tuper.
“No, when you squeeze a sponge soaked in Pepsi, Pepsi is going to come out.” Continue reading
One Sunday on their way home from worship services, little Suzie turned to her mother and said, “Mommy, the preacher’s sermon this morning confused me.”
“Oh, why is that?” the mother asked.
“Well,” replied Suzie, “He said that God is bigger than we are. Is that true?”
“Yes, Suzie, that’s right.”
“But he also said that God lives in us. Is that true, Mommy?” Continue reading
“How then can we deal with our tendency toward worldliness?” asks author Jerry Bridges in his book The Practice of Godliness. It is an intriguing question as we often struggle to live righteously in a wicked world. His answer might surprise you. Continue reading