44. How Generous Are You?

How does one measure generosity? Over the last 50 plus years, I’ve had the privilege of giving large amounts of my time, my talent and my treasures, or finances, to lots of causes, people, and churches. But does that make me generous? This is a question I’ve...

43. Can We Be Angry With God?

Amazingly, we have been given the freedom to do or think just about anything we want. So, yes, we can respond to this question in the affirmative. But perhaps the better question to ask is, “Is it appropriate to be angry with God?” Anger is an emotion Scripture...

42. Overcoming Loneliness

One doesn’t have to be alone to experience loneliness. Jesus felt loneliness in the Garden of Gethsemane as well as on the cross at Calvary. It is possible to face loneliness and not feel despair. Similarly, experiencing loneliness does not have to coincide with shame...

41. How To Be A True Friend

Exploring Life’s Purpose with Faith: The Essence of True Friendship What a gift friendship is! But what causes it to happen? And when it does occur, what sustains it or what destroys it? Many of us have heard the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “the only way to...

40. Christmas….So What?!

It’s Christmas Day 2023. I’m sure we’d all agree that the end of each year keeps our proverbial plates quite full. Our lists are long, and our rest, perhaps less so. Even with its fullness, it is still the ideal time for me to reflect. To take a personal inventory of...

39. Trading Christmas Anxiety for Anticipation

It’s about one week until Christmas Day. In keeping with the time of year we traditionally celebrate Jesus’ birth; it corresponds to the time in which Mary and Joseph would have departed Nazareth for Bethlehem.  Though for different reasons, we are likely...

38. Not Just Another Tradition

Here we are again, the most celebrated days the world has ever known. How will you celebrate this year? Will tradition dictate the majority of your Christmas season? Traditions are an important part of our lives. And they can be helpful in providing structure and...

37. Who’s Really In Control?

Do you agree with the statement that we have much more than we deserve? If you do, then you likely also agree it’s appropriate to take care of what’s been given to us! This concept is called stewardship. A sort of old-fashioned word that captures an important life...

36. Managing Our Distractions

There is a huge difference between distractions re-ordering our plans for a day versus allowing our distractions to order our days When it comes to distractions, I don’t believe it’s a matter of if we’re distracted. Rather, I believe it’s an issue of how much we are...

35. Preserving Memories

I believe it’s safe to say most of us wish we were better at preserving our memories!  How many of us recall the highlights of our lives – vacations, sporting events, and special occasions? Yet wish we had more photos and videos to help lend more vivid detail to our...

34. Help for Experiencing God

Click below for a helpful resource on Making The Most Of Your Time With God Click to Download Personal devotion, through spending time alone with God, may be considered one of the most important topics Q4 Impact will address. The practice of personal devotion may also...