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[20 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

We have a living God, a speaking God! One who loves us, His children, and He particularly loves to speak to us! He can speak to any one of us who love Him. You might be thinking, “I read the Bible every day, so I’m hearing from the Lord every day.” While it’s good to read the Bible, the recorded Word of the Lord, which is the foundation of our Christian faith, it’s wonderful to also hear straight from the Lord …


[14 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]

Yesterday morning I sent out my first YDB devotional in more than 3 weeks. That was prompted by an inspirational email received from Renato Amato, from Bracciano Italy. In my message I shared briefly about Renato, one of my top connections for 2009. His blog has quickly become my favorite ever!

* FAVORITES, * REFLECTION, * REST, * SIMPLICITY, * SLOWING DOWN, Abiding, Breakthroughs, Freedom, Leverage »

[26 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

“For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace.” — Bhagavad Gita
“I AM the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” – John 10:11
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your practice of STILLNESS?
In December 2006, I stepped away from the highest paying, easiest, most enjoyable anesthesia job of my career in obedience to the Holy Spirit to make …

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[13 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

“The Bible is not something that leads to a connection with God; It is the connection with God.” – Henry Blackaby
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)
How can you empower your life story?
Will you commit to meet with Jesus daily?
When and where are you going to start?
How long are you going to meet with Jesus each day?
What resources do you need to meet with Jesus?
I’ve had a Wow! morning. God is so good! I’ll share part of the story this morning …


[5 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]

“An uncommon seeds always yields an uncommon harvest!” – Dr. Mike Murdock
So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.’” (Zechariah 4:6)
What is your soul purpose?
What one habit can you establish to discover that?
The LORD has really been working in my life on how best to COACH and bless those he has placed in my sphere of influence. With all the people I know and who ask for …


[13 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Asking powerful questions is one of the most effective things you can do to result in life change.
“ASK, and it will be given to you; SEEK, and you will find; KNOCK, and it will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)
What question can you ask God today that will result in a breakthrough? 
In my devotional on May 9 titled “Letting Go and Letting God,” I mentioned that Ben Stewart is one of the top Christ-centered business coaches in the world. Ben taught me recently that there are 5 characteristics of a …

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[13 Mar 2008 | One Comment | ]

The secret of MY future is hidden in my daily routine!
but exhort one another DAILY (Hebrews 3:13a)
What would a healthy daily routine look like to you?
Have you written that down?
Yesterday’s webinar (web seminar) with Rev. Ron Davidson was awesome. What he had to share spoke so strongly to my spirit. Several times while Ron was sharing, my eyes flooded with tears. Ron has the heart of Jesus to serve the poor. While the group attending this webinar was quite small, every person was deeply impacted by what Ron had to …


[16 Feb 2008 | No Comment | ]

“At Woodberry, we teach boys to take time to reflect on the wonders of life.”
‘O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your mighty hand, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do anything like Your works and Your mighty deeds?’ (Deuteronomy 3:24)
What wonders of life are you noticing around you each day?
Late yesterday afternoon, I discovered a voice message from Peggy Walker, one of my neighbors, inviting me to go to My Fair Lady at Woodberry Forest School. Peggy …

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[15 Feb 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

“If you think you CAN or you think you CAN’T, you’re right.”
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
What wrong thinking plagues you?
What can you do to change that?
In yesterdays’ devotional, I talked about Jesus’ 3 R’s for Valentines’ Day. One of those was repent of your wrong attitudes. On Feb 13, I received this email from Pastor Gregory Dickow about a fast from wrong thinking:
Dear Friend,
If you’ll stay with me for the next 40 days, there is no limit to what great things can happen …


[6 Feb 2008 | No Comment | ]

“From ashes you came and to ashes you will return.”
“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.” (Matthew 11:21)
How will you prepare to make this year’s Easter celebration the best ever?
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. In the Catholic Church, when the ashes are put on a person’s forehead in the shape of a cross, the priest says “from ashes you …