It’s Possible

Chris Norton broke his neck while playing college football. He was given a three percent chance of ever moving again. Norton didn’t get sad; he got mad. After months of hard work, he wiggled a toe. Eventually, he was able to get up out of his wheelchair and walk seven feet – down the wedding…

Voice Recorder

How would you like for every word you have ever spoken to be played back for all your world to hear? Francis Schaeffer once said that if every word we have ever spoken could be played back by a huge recorder, the whole world would go into hiding. From the days of Shakespeare, we have…

Rule #101

Last year, I wrote my tenth recovery book, Recovery Rules. It contains 100 truisms. They are pithy, easy-to-remember statements about recovery. If I could add a 101st rule, this would be it: What you tolerate today will dominate tomorrow. If I tolerate staring at attractive women, those fantasies will dominate my mind tomorrow. If I…

Talk to Your Mountain

If you haven’t read the Book of Zechariah in a while, you missed this gem from God’s Word. “What are you, mighty mountain?” (Zechariah 4:7). When was the last time you talked to your mountain? Mountains represent huge challenges which God intends us to overcome. That’s why I have the following hanging on my wall:…

One at a Time

Do you want to accomplish something huge? Something that you only dreamed of before? Something that will change everything? Then keep reading. This is your roadmap for success. You get in shape one day at a time. You get out of debt one dollar at a time. You run a marathon one mile at a…

The Power of a Kite

In 1847, a civil engineer named Charles Ellet was hired to build a bridge over the Niagara Gorge, an 825-foot chasm. He enlisted the help of a 15-year-old boy, Homan Walsh. Homan flew his kite from one side to the other. The day after the successful kite flight, a stronger line was attached to that…

Answer the Door

Saint Benedict started 12 monasteries, including Monte Cassino, where he often went to write. It was there that he penned the Rules of Saint Benedict, containing 73 chapters. One of his rules was this: “If you are fasting, and someone visits you, end your fast and eat with your guest.” The need for connection cannot…

397-Pound Marathoner

Gerald Schattle tipped the scales at a robust 397 pounds when he made the unexpected decision to run a marathon. His doctors ordered him to lose 100 pounds before his training could begin. Against all odds, he eventually completed a marathon. He didn’t set any speed records, but for him, finishing was the goal. Gerald…

The Longest Kick

On September 26, 2021, Justin Tucker set the NFL record for the longest field goal in history, with a 66-yard kick for the Baltimore Ravens against the Detroit Lions. But as incredible as that feat was, it pales in comparison to what happened at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene, Texas, on October 16, 1976.  Abilene Christian…

Married to an Addict

We have hundreds of daily readers who are married to sex addicts. If that is you, I want to encourage you to take care of yourself. Practice good self-care. Here are just a few of the things that you might do. Ladies, make Matthew 15:32 your verse for today. “Jesus called his disciples to him…