In his book, God’s Way To The Top, J. J. Turner shares Biblical principles of success that surpass monetary and material definitions as viewed by the world.
In the first of 30 short chapters, he lists 30 principles of success. Here are the first 12 for your consideration and meditation. Continue reading
I’ve always been amazed at folks who think that success in life is anti-Biblical.
How can anyone think that God created us to be unsuccessful in any area of life that He ordained as good? Of course, it depends on how you define success.
The book of Proverbs reveals many solid suggestions and fundamental principles for success in every endeavor. Continue reading
What is success? How do you define it? What are the essentials of success? And how do you know when you’ve achieved success?
Google “success” and you will incredibly get 5,440,000,000 hits in .48 seconds. Go to Amazon and you find there are over 90,000 books written about success. All of these sources are filled with formulas, fundamentals and principles for achieving success in a given area of life. Continue reading
A friend of mine from Florida, Pat Weinmann, posted the above photo on my facebook page. I clicked and it has been shared 34,000 times and liked by more than 9,000 people. So, it definitely resonated with many viewers.
I appreciate Pat sharing it. And the message is accurate. A successful 30 minute sermon is preceded by hours of research, reading, prayer and study. In fact, it is often the cumulation of years of preparation that result in the presentation. Continue reading
A number of years ago Harvard University asked its graduating 1100 Seniors “Is success a destination or a journey?”
930 said it was a destination. They thought it was something you could measure when you had enough money, or achieved a certain fame or position.
What is success? How would you define it? Measure it? Quantify it? Continue reading
Poet Laureate Maya Angelou passed away last week at age 86. Active in the civil rights movement, she became a celebrated poet, novelist, educator, dramatist, and producer,
The list of her published works included over 30 best-selling titles including her internationally acclimated auto-biographical book, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Continue reading
I enjoy reading the conservative columnist Cal Thomas. Occasionally I quote from his writings. Today, I want to share his entire March 12, 2014, column. It’s practical. Biblical. And, it will cause you to reconsider your priorities.
I’ve tried and failed. Several times. So why try again?
I’m too old now. If I was younger, I might. But, I’m past my prime.
And besides, I can’t do it myself. And I doubt anyone would want to help me.
These three excuses have kept more people from trying, more people from succeeding, and more people from a richly rewarding life than we can ever imagine.
Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way. Just ask Diana Nyad. Continue reading
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Sunday evening Norma Jean and I were invited to join the young people of the Eastside church in Baytown, Texas, where I’m holding a meeting, for their monthly devotion. Following the food, fellowship and singing, I was asked to share a few thoughts. It’s always fun to be part of youth activities. I love their enthusiasm. Their energy. Their excitement. Not just for life. But for spiritual matters.
So, what would I share with them? I decided that if I only had one chance to encourage them, there is a topic that will impact every area of their lives. Their school work. Their social activities. Their relationships. Their spiritual growth. Their morality. Their succeess or failure in life. And it will help you too. Young or old. Here it is. Continue reading