New Year’s Day is not Championship Day

Every player wants to win the championship. Professional athletes stay in shape during the off-season but a championship campaign begins with training camp. After a few weeks, preseason begins. Here the players get back into the groove of competing. While everyone wants to win the real purpose of preseason games is to evaluate the ability…

The Mother of All Success

If you believe success in any endeavor requires a clear-cut destination, I’m about to rock your paradigm. More than half the American population has or will make New Year’s Resolutions this week. It is highly unlikely many if any will be, “I resolve to do exactly what I did last year.” Desire for change is…

Don’t Let This “Creep” Ruin Your Plans

Making lasting change requires learning new skills that will be repeated over and over until they become habits.  Habits are the “remote control” of our lives, governing virtually every action we take. I remember our first television remote control.  It had four buttons: On, Off, Volume, Channel.  Oddly, these are the four I use most…

Thinking is the Mother of Freedom

Discerning thought is the one thing that separates us more than anything else from all of God’s creatures. Our minds are a vast bastion of freedom that no person can restrict without our permission. And while it is a sad statement that we have become a society in which free thought receives a lot of…