Why Not Me?

He had lost everything – everything!  His business, his employees, all his assets, property, even his children.  Yes, children, as in plural.  All dead.  Then he lost his health.  Disease racked his body. Job.  His name is synonymous with suffering.  Has there ever been anyone who has lost as much? I return again and again … Continue reading Why Not Me?

Good Grief – It’s Personal

She was a simple, unadorned young woman.  Her long, awkward strides took her quickly from the door of my office to the couch.  She plopped unceremoniously onto the couch and crossed her legs, swinging it impatiently as I settled into my chair. Before I could open my mouth, she said, "My doctor says I need … Continue reading Good Grief – It’s Personal

You Can Be Successful in the World and Successful with Your Family, Too

It seems like it's axiomatic that if you are successful in your career that it will come at the expense of your family life.  We are frequently told of highly successful individuals who walk away from their career in order to devote more time to their families.  The unspoken message is that it is impossible … Continue reading You Can Be Successful in the World and Successful with Your Family, Too

We Can Live an Upright Life AND Be Wealthy and Powerful

The list is endless:  John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim and Tammy Baker, Bernie Madoff, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno.  Powerful people with fatal character flaws. Is it the seduction of power that has lead to their downfall?  Did they sacrifice their principles in order to reach their positions? Our eyes … Continue reading We Can Live an Upright Life AND Be Wealthy and Powerful

“God, where are you?!”

The psalmist David penned the words, "My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?" (Ps 22:1).  But they were immortalized when Christ yelled them from the cross in the last hours of his life. It is a universal question.  It has come from the lips of both devout believers and avowed non-believers. It has … Continue reading “God, where are you?!”

“You must spare his life.

In the epic battle between God and Satan for your soul, you should remember that it is a rigged fight.  There is nothing fair about it.  Satan is fighting with one arm tied behind his back. When Satan received permission from God to tempt Job to turn away from God, he must have rubbed his … Continue reading “You must spare his life.

He Believes In You

The gauntlet was thrown down by Satan; thrown in the face of God. “I know your creation better than you do,” Satan taunts God.  “You think Job is such a wonderful example of humanity, but let him experience trials and he’ll turn his back on you.  He only worships you because he’s had no troubles. … Continue reading He Believes In You

Make Your Daddy Proud!

I was fortunate to be born to a father who loved me.  Not that he was perfect, but he tried to do the right thing.  And he loved me. The one thing I never wanted to do was disappoint my dad.  To hear the lecture that began, “I’m really disappointed in you” was to feel … Continue reading Make Your Daddy Proud!