Inspirational Articles

Successful Living


"Success" means different things to different people. How do you define "Success?" Do you know how to get there? Are you already completely successful? If you answered "no" to any of these questions (& even if you didn't) you will probably benefit from the wealth of articles below.





Celebrate Life

pictureWhat Does It Mean to Celebrate Life?

Celebrating life is loving and being loved, moving in love, being motivated by love and sharing love in little ways with others (through sensitivity, discretion, courtesy, reciprocation, encouragement, wise counsel, listening empathetically, thoughtfulness and kindness).

Celebrating life is having friendships with people that you can be yourself (transparent) around, and where between yourself and others, there exists a mutual commitment to truth, love, honor, integrity and to each other's well being.


Ground Rules

pictureWhere Do the Rules Come From?

There are rules for every situation, so what is life's guiding principle?

Consider this: Every game, every job, every organization, every relationship, every mechanical device, every business, every science (astronomy, physics, biology, chemistry, etc.), in fact, just about everything in life has rules for success or failure. Two particular types of rules emerge from this concept:


The Quest

pictureThe Quest for Fulfillment, Joy and Eternity

By Dr. Monte Wilson, III

"No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone. There are, to be sure, countless paths and bridges and demigods which would bear you through this stream; but only at the cost of yourself: you would put yourself in pawn and lose yourself. There exists in the world a single path along which no one can go except you: whither does it lead? Do not ask; go along it. Who was it who said: a man never rises higher than when he does not know whither his path can still lead him?"

- Oliver Cromwell


Celebrate Your Gifts

pictureWhat is My Gift?

The truth is that your life is a gift from God. The Bible categorically states you are "wonderfully made"--in other words, awesome! In fact, you are "a gift from God" to others. This is true even though you may not feel that way today.

Day to day, you may feel the exact opposite--unloved, unattractive, unpopular, worthless, hopeless or just plain lost. You may be wondering who am I? Why am I here? What purpose can my life possibly serve? What is my Ultimate Purpose? Do I have anything to contribute? Will I ever be happy? What is life all about anyway?


Finding Ourselves

pictureWhat Is Your Ultimate Purpose?

"We have lost the sense of ultimate purpose gained over thousands of years of human life."

- Emile Caillet

What is the meaning of life- in particular, of your life? True meaning is derived from accomplishing the specific purpose for which you were created. The good news is that God actually wants you to be a success in life! We know this because God explicitly created us in His image (Genesis 1:7, 9:6),



picture What is Wisdom?

Wisdom and truth will enter the very center of your being filling your life with joy. (Proverbs 2:10 - Living Bible)

Wisdom will fill you with living energy. Have two goals: wisdom, and common sense (Proverb 3:2122 - Living Bible)


Foundations of Success

pictureGod's Basic Laws For Successful Life

How can these old decrees affect my life today?

By Dr. Monte E.Wilson III

Ah, the sweet smell of success. We dream of it, we pray for it, we run after it. Yet for so many, success is as elusive as a butterfly. How many times has success been just within our reach when suddenly our world fell out from beneath us? At the precise moment we were getting that longed for promotion, our spouse was informing us that the children were caught experimenting with drugs. What happened?



Real Life Lessons

pictureThe Golden Rule

We've all heard that we should treat others like we'd like to be treated ourselves; so many times it's become a trite cliché. We don't even know where the saying came from. We think perhaps that our Grandmother made it up. Or at least somebody's Grandmother.

In fact, Jesus stated it first, two thousand years ago when he said, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Like most of His teachings, He was explaining the intent of God's universal laws as expressed in the Hebrew Scripture (found in the Old Testament). Specifically, He was summing up the meaning of the Ten Commandments, the core of God's law given to Moses.