Teachings

Standing for Truth

During my career in real estate, I received a phone call from one particular owner in the neighborhood where I sold homes. He wanted to interview me, along with a couple of other agents to list his home. He was the owner of a very large construction company in California. During the listing appointment, he…

The Way Back

Pilate was talking with Jesus just before he was pressured into condemning Him to death. Jesus told him that His kingdom was not of this world. Pilate asked Him if He was a king. Jesus said He was, and He continued, “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the…

God Always Provides

In my career, I have definitely experienced difficult times. There was one time in particular before I was married, when I was down to my last few dollars. I actually went through my house searching for coins and found about $50.00 worth of change. I proceeded to put all of the change in to rolls…

A Fresh Assignment

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”  – Jeremiah 32:27 When we pray for a loved one, we hold the matter up to God in prayer, believing and expecting God to intervene and penetrate the heart of that person. Do we become weary and give up…

A Gift in Secret

One evening, my wife and I had three couples over to our home for dinner. We lived in a small patio home, so the neighbor’s home was in close proximity to our home. During the course of the evening, we were all talking and then the phone rang. It was our neighbor, an elderly couple,…

Thoughts About The Election

As believers, how do we respond to the wave of disappointment, anger and confusion moving across this country in response to the election? If we identify ourselves as Christ followers, then we walk in the confidence that, “…all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” (Rom….

The Impact of Faithfulness

During my real estate career, there was a realtor who sold homes in the same community as I. She was my competition and she made it clear that she didn’t like me, or any Christians. After a time, her husband died. She was an elderly woman by then so I decided to stop by her…

The Power of Humility

Jesus is our supreme example of humility. Many people think that a humble person is someone who is passive, lacks confidence and does not stand up for himself. This is completely unbiblical. So what is a truly humble person like? In God’s eyes, it is someone with a contrite spirit (feeling or showing sorrow and…

The Honest Approach

I want to share a personal story about being humble and honest in business. During my real estate career, I received a call from a large corporation asking me to list 26 condos. I went to see the properties and during the interview, they mentioned that they would expect a very costly advertising and promotions…

Did I Miss Something?

Before a pilot takes off on his flight, he has a checklist of things to observe to be certain all is in good working order. If he forgets to check it, he may miss something, and that could cost him his life. This awareness causes him to be extremely careful not to make any mistakes….