7 Ways To Master Your Mindset

We tend to look outward for the ‘bad guys’ that are sabotaging our happiness, fulfillment and advancement in life. It is easier to cast the blame on others or on unfriendly circumstances. This may feel good at the time, but does little to move us towards God’s best for our lives. Our greatest enemy is our […]

Go As Far & As High As You Can Go In Your Vocation

Recently a friend voiced a question that a lot of people are asking: “No one actually pursues their dreams or their dream vocation these days, do they?!” Behind this question are many other questions that people are asking in our current job market: Is it really possible to do work you love that positively impacts […]

Freedom Is Not Free- Remembrance Day 2015

Remembrance Day is always personal in our home. My paternal grandfather Jack Parkman enlisted at the age of 19 and served in WWII. He apparently was injured during a blackout in the European theatre and was discharged. Such were the horrors of the sacrifices he and others made that he would rarely speak of his […]

REFUEL By Overcoming Obstacles To Your Calling

Unfortunately, there are often barriers and obstacles that get in the way when we try to pursue God’s call with our heart, soul, mind and strength. There may be doubt, fear, bitterness, pride, distance, health issues, financial or resource issues, disobedience, rebellion, opposition from other people, our own insecurities or complacency that holds us back. […]

REFUEL By Clarifying Your Life Purpose

I just finished up a week of teaching young men about how to clarify their life mission/vision at one of the local Christian colleges in our region. It was wonderful to see the ‘aha’ moments when they found out that they did indeed have vision and that it really matters that they protect and pursue […]

REFUEL by De-Stressing Your Finances

The way we think about money can either deplete or engergise us! It’s phenomenal how much the Bible has to say about finances- there are approximately 2350 verses that have to do with wealth, money, and possessions. God wants us to learn how to handle our money in a way that reduces stress, blesses others and […]

REFUEL by Giving Yourself Permission To Rest

In our culture, we wear busyness like a badge on our chest, when in reality it’s not good for our souls; in fact, in today’s culture it’s a much bigger problem for most of us than slothfulness or laziness on the other end of the spectrum. When we are not rested we loose the sparkle […]

Are You Dealing With a Wise or Foolish Person?

The book of Proverbs tells us that there are many different kinds of people that we will encounter. If we are wise, we will be careful to discern the type of person we are dealing with and we will select the appropriate approach to that person. Proverbs 9:7-9 says that ‘whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself […]