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How Am I To Know When or When Not To Respond to a Fool?

How I'm to Know When and When Not to Respond to a Fool_

Proverbs 26:4-5 says that I’m supposed to respond to a fool, and then it says that I’m not to respond to a fool. What is the difference? How am I to know when I should respond to a foolish person or move on with my… Continue Reading …

What Is the Way To Work through Personality Differences?

What Is the Way to Work Though Personality Differences_

Rick, recently you talked about how you tend to live on “military time” and Lucia lives on “island time” and how you both have had to work through your conflicting personality traits in your marriage. You also tied this to how the gospel speaks to… Continue Reading …

Ep. 234 The Unintended But Strangely Helpful Benefit of Coronavirus

Ep. 234 The Unintended But Strangely Helpful Benefit of Coronavirus

Shows Main Idea – In America, we have the luxury of creating disorders. It’s what happens after you become spoiled. You lose focus and drift toward the worse parts of human fallenness. Some folks talk about this perspective when they say idle hands are the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 222 Practical Time Management Tips For Busy People

Ep. 222 Practical Time Management Tips For Busy People

Shows Main Idea – People who love to help others tend to give too much of their time to those folks. Learning and applying time management tips can be a lifesaver, not just for your life but for those you love the most. Burnout and… Continue Reading …

Can You Be Quiet? – Ten Keys to Noise Reduction

A few years ago I was speaking with a friend who had a troubled conscience. She did not tell me that she had a troubled conscience, but after spending time with her, it became apparent that she had a lot of anxiety in her soul.… Continue Reading …

The Secret That Will Change Your Life Forever

The animating center of your life should be a growing, adventurous, powerful, satisfying, and reciprocal relationship with God. If you are not incrementally and consistently heading in that direction, stop and turn around because you are going the wrong way. Let me explain how to… Continue Reading …

Ep. 151 Should You Waste Time with Unchanging People?

Shows Main Idea – Some people do not change or show no interest in improving when you talk to them. You wonder if you should continue to meet with them or stop. Are you wasting your time? Rick walks through this tension in this podcast.… Continue Reading …

Nine Tips for Managing Your Life and Calendar

The phone rang. Lucia picked it up but did not answer the caller. She handed it to me because she knew two things: It was probably about work, and my profession was more important than her and the children. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

The Wisdom In Handpicking Your Friends

Wisdom would say we should not quickly dismiss how the Savior approached picking His friends. It might benefit us to give scrutiny here to learn how friend picking could help us personally, impact our community, and bring glory to God by advancing His kingdom. Listen… Continue Reading …

Ep. 120 It’s Not About Being Busy But Managing Your Time

Shows Main Idea – Every Christian should be busy. The unbusy Christian is an oxymoron. Nobody has a more important message than the Christian, and we should be “spending ourselves” as we go and tell the world about God. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …