Keys for Successful Living

Justice is the Fairness of Life

How do you feel when you are treated unfairly?  Exasperated?  “But it isn’t fair!”  Perhaps you were misunderstood.  Maybe the referee made a biased call or you were falsely accused of something.  The scales in our justice system are imperfect.  People are not always given fair or […]

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Judgment Day is the Final Exam of Life

Success in life embraces both time and eternity because life is lived in both realms.  Time is temporary.  Eternity is forever.  Life begins in time and continues in eternity.  The day you were born, you enrolled in the school of life.  The first test was given to […]

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Joy is the Strength of Life

There is a difference between happiness and joy. Happy feelings are determined by your happenings, but joy, real joy is a state of being.  It is a declaration!  It is a destination with determination.  It is there even when you are not aware of its presence. Psalm […]

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Journaling is the Story of Life

If you want to leave a legacy that out-lasts and out-lives your natural life span, one of the best ways is journaling.  Who better than you to tell the story of your life!  Journaling chronicles your life events, emotions, and expectations in a way nothing else can. […]

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Jealousy is the Cruelty of Life

Have you ever described someone as being green with jealousy? Jealousy will color your conversation and behavior with a sick attitude that breeds adverse consequences.  The Scripture states that, “Jealousy is as cruel as the grave.”  The ingredient of jealousy, when added to the recipe of life […]

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Issues are the History of Life

You are writing your own history by the way you deal with your issues. Typically, this society is constantly re-locating.  Instead of seeking answers, they run…they change jobs, marriage partners, friends, churches and locations only to discover that wherever they go, that’s where they are.  We can’t […]

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Investment is the Risk of Life

If you are a student of the stock market you realize that anything can happen on Wall Street today. Some people will gain millions, and others will be starting over.  The psychology of the market is as fickle as the whims of the people who run it. […]

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Inventory is the Evaluation of Life

Periodically businesses are closed for inventory.  Teams of workers itemize the company’s stock to evaluate its level of productivity and efficiency.  Personal inventory is advantageous in keeping us on track.  Sometimes we unconsciously become distracted and lose objectivity. Conduct an inventory of your life.  Am I still […]

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Intimacy is the Disclosure of Life

One explanation of the word intimacy is “into-me-see.” For some people that is too close for comfort.  We risk being hurt when we allow others into the innermost chambers of our heart.  We tend to hold people at arms length, until it feels safe to disclose our […]

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Interdependence is the Quilt of Life

Interdependence means to connect by mutually depending or relying on another person or persons for support.  Instead, sometimes people withdraw from society physically, emotionally, socially, and mentally because of fear, insecurity, and wounds from abuse.  This reaction will not bring resolution.  It only magnifies the pain and […]

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