Make A Decision To Face Your Fears Every Day


By Paul Witkop – The new year does not come for another three months, but I recently started a new exercise program.   The new program involves a new routine and after each workout I am completely drained. Yet, I feel strangely invigorated.  Each day, the voices in my mind wage war.  One voice tells me […]

Restoring Your Soul


By Paul Witkop – The 23rd Psalm is, perhaps, the most well-known scripture passage. My second grade teacher, in a public school, even had us memorize it as classical poetry.  I have been with people who suffer from advanced dementia, who do not know even their own adult kids – and yet, when I begin […]

What Is Most important?


By Paul Witkop –   How do we determine our highest priorities in life? Jesus told us a rather sobering and direct story to help us with this question. There is a wealthy man whose business was very successful. He asked himself, “What should I do, for I don’t have enough space to store my […]

What/Who Am I Counting On?


By Paul Witkop – We live in difficult times. The financial and housing markets go up and down. We look to the government and the next election for hope – and it’s not there. We live in the most educated, the most technologically advanced culture ever. Yet there are so many people seemingly holding on […]

Recognizing Weakness Makes You Stronger


By Paul Witkop – If you have ever watched a Presidential debate, you have heard each of the candidates express confidently that their leadership will make United States strong again. In the political arena, showing or admitting weakness makes a person less likely to be elected. Yet, no one excels at everything. Everyone has weaknesses […]

Make Christmas This Year A Season To Remember


By Paul Witkop – I saw a jewelry store advertise that the way to make Christmas memorable was to give or receive a piece of jewelry purchased from their store and give it to someone special. Just think about it. What are your best memories at Christmas? Was it something under the tree that made […]

What Do You Feed Your Mind?


By Paul Witkop – If you wanted to be an Olympic athlete, would you go on a donuts and Twinkies diet? If you wanted to create a gourmet meal, would you start with inferior ingredients?  Most of us understand that what we put into our bodies is vital in determining our daily performance as well […]

Breaking The Back Of Pride In Your Life


By Paul Witkop – There is something inside of you and something inside of me that might need to be diminished. It can keep you from celebrating other people’s success. It can keep you from asking for forgiveness when you are wrong or even when you think you are only a little bit wrong. It. […]

Anxious Times – Let Someone Else Carry The Load


By Paul Witkop – During our engagement, my wife and I hiked down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and then out with seven other friends. We carried backpacks, which had all our provisions for just three days. It’s amazing, however, how the ounces all add up to pounds. After our stay at Phantom […]

God Is Always the Same…We Can Set Our Sights On Him


By Paul Witkop – I have three brothers. They all visited me on Waste Management Open week to celebrate one of their birthdays, so we decided to go to the Open on Thursday. It was a beautiful day, for sure. There were 118,000 people there – the biggest Thursday ever, exceeding the record by 30,000. […]