The Law of Reciprocity
This principle found throughout the Bible is: people return “like for like.” What you make happen for others God will make happen for you. Jesus said, “Give and it will be given back to you….” In other words, acts of compassion will be returned with acts of compassion. If you desire to have more respect […]
I Believe…I’m Sure
It is our nature to want to be sure about something before we believe it to be true. God turns that philosophy on its head. Faith is counter-intuitive. We believe, then we see, versus seeing and then believing. The Psalmist said, “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord […]
The Big “I”
A sign of Christian growth and maturity is when the Big “I” becomes a little “i”, Paul said it this way in Galatians 2:20. “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith […]
What Size is Your World?
A long time ago one of my mentors taught me a very prodigious truth. “If you allow someone else to create your world for you they will always create it too small.” Each of us constructs the world we live in by the choices we make and the words we speak. Solomon said, “Death and […]
You Have a Choice
In the Bible there is an amazing story of four lepers whose situation seemed hopeless (2 Kings 7). The city was suffering a severe famine, it was under siege and the conditions were beyond brutal. There were four lepers at the entrance of the gate and their conditions couldn’t be more bleak. Yet they came to […]
What is faith? Simply, faith is a choice – a choice that disrupts the patterns of predictability in our life. Doing something the same way over and over in life, hoping for a different outcome, the old saying holds true – "if we keep doing what we are doing, we are going to keep getting […]
Who’s to Blame?
Humans love to blame others for their problems. “Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent and the serpent didn't have a leg to stand on.” Charles Tilly, who was a professor of social science at Columbia University, wrote in his 2008 book, Credit and Blame, “We humans spend our lives blaming, taking credit and (often […]
Wildly True Promises
I heard recently of a new movie that is coming out: The Good, the Bad and the Dow Jones Average. On a serious note, in light of our countries economic woes, God has made promises that endure from generation to generation. God’s promises are steady and steadfast. They are guaranteed and backed by God Himself. […]
How’s Your Vision?
Just because you can see doesn’t mean you have vision. William Cheselden (1688-1752) was a renowned surgeon and professor of anatomy. Two hundred years ago he performed a rare surgical procedure on a boy afflicted with cataracts resulting in congenital blindness. Against all odds and professional opinions, the surgery was a success and the young […]
What Are You Worth?
One of the most important metrics for tracking financial growth is net worth. Determining your net worth and evaluating it monthly, quarterly or even annually allows you to get a fairly honest picture of your financial health. What is net worth? As Terisa our CFO at Trinity would say, “Net worth is the financial value […]