Always Be Kind (Even When You Don’t Feel Like It)

A few years ago, I was making the rounds at our church’s Easter fellowship breakfast. As most of you know, I’m a pastor. And every Easter Sunday, our church holds two celebration services with a breakfast fellowship in between. This particular Easter, I was circulating among those at the breakfast fellowship, shaking hands and offering […]

How to Change a Negative Attitude: Six Bible Verses to Help With Our Attitude

One of the strongest indicators of a person’s success or happiness in life is his or her attitude. Charles R. Swindoll, a popular Christian author and theologian, agrees. In a famous quote, Swindoll declares: “Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, […]

Want Peace of Mind? Manage Your Expectations of Others

Unmet expectations are among the chief reasons people struggle with depression, anxiety, and anger. If you want peace of mind, a great place to start is by examining the expectations you have of other people. Let me, at the outset, be clear that I’m not endorsing the school of thought which claims the secret of […]

5 Ways to Be Smarter in Life: Tips to Keep Yourself Learning and Your Mind Sharp

“Knowledge is power.” So proclaims one of the most famous quotes in history — a quote commonly attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, the medieval English philosopher and statesman. Kofi Annan, the Ghanaian diplomat who served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006, expanded on Bacon’s wisdom by declaring: “Knowledge […]

Is There Such a Thing as Absolute Truth?

The question of whether objective, absolute truth exists normally comes up in philosophical and religious circles, but it’s also become a matter of considerable interest and discussion in self-help circles. The other day, a blog I frequent had an article titled “There is No Such Thing as Absolute Truth.” In the article, Rene A. Bastarache, a hypnotist […]