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 →
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 →
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 →
July 15, 2022 · 5:15 am
Yesterday, I came across a list I’d saved since November 2013. I have no idea who the author is, but it fits the theme of our Friday column. It contains a bit of “life under the sun” wisdom, some spiritual advice, and a little humor. I think you will like it.
For the sake of your reading brevity, I’ve divided it into two columns. Part 1 today. And part 2 next week. Continue reading →
July 8, 2022 · 6:44 am
“What can I do? is a question often asked by Christians who are not sure of their skills, abilities, or talents.
Today’s list suggests 9 things you can do, based on Galatians 6:1-10. You may not be able to do all 9 all the time, but you can probably do most of them.
9 Things You Can Do To Make A Difference Continue reading →
June 3, 2022 · 6:04 am
Today’s list was inspired by an article by Joe McKeever and is targeted toward those who lead in public prayer. It is also influenced by “Men’s Training Classes,” taught by my boyhood mentor, Aude McKee.
In the spirit of a disciple’s question to Jesus, “Teach us to pray,” we humbly offer these suggestions for your consideration.
13 Pointers For Leading Public Prayers Continue reading →
May 27, 2022 · 6:06 am
Today’s list is taken from one of LeRoy Brownlow’s best-selling devotional books, Today is Mine.
Like each is his one-page devotionals, it’s not only short and succinct, but this one is a list of 10 points about how to achieve success.
Formula for Success Continue reading →