LIFE MATTERS

Choose your life by choosing your circle

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Mrs. Sweetie and I recently enjoyed a Caribbean ministry cruise with 45 folks from 12 churches.

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Who plus why equals what

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

When Pastor Terry gave me a tour of Friendship Baptist Church, he did it with both pride and humility. He's proud of his church and his God and humbled at the amazing ways God has provided.

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What can you do with the past?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Mrs. Sweetie and I saw "Cats" on Broadway last week. OK, it wasn't really on Broadway, but it was a Broadway quality performance in the beautiful Opal Theatre on the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship, where we shared a week with about 6,000 of our closest friends.

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How to make choices without regrets

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Have you ever thought about what "superhero power" you would like to have?

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Forming new habits

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

One of my recent reads is "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg. Two concepts captured my attention. I'm still processing, but here's your backstage pass to some of it.

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Celebrate base hits to create momentum

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

It's baseball season! Who doesn't enjoy a day at the ballpark and cheer when the home team knocks it out of the park?

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Can you spare a blessing?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

"I'm proud of you." Every son loves - and needs - to hear those words from his dad. Too many have heard, "Try harder ... work harder ... not quite ..."

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Long hair, long beard: Samson’s got some sp’lainin’ to do

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I was going for the Duck Dynasty look. At my age and hair color, it was going to be more of an Uncle Si than a Willie.

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Where’s your sweet spot?

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

If you are reading this, you know this fact: I write a weekly newspaper column and a weekly blog post at drgerrylewis.com. Both are called Life Matters and their content is identical, except for the additional links that I can include online.

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God’s family

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I was 13. Dennis, one of my mom's former junior high choir students, was the church pianist. He was 18 or 19.

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Can you handle the truth?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

"I want the truth!" "You can't handle the truth!"

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The Super Bowl is done. What’s next?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

One of my favorite Christian influencers is Dr. Jim Denison. I use the term "influencer" because that seems to best describe him.

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This is my country; don’t mess it up!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I learned a song back in elementary school. The words I remember:

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Love, laughter, loss and legacy

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

This morning I was about to start composing this week's post when I noticed that I had just missed a call from my dad.

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Real men do …

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

In preparation for this column, I Googled "real men do."

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Has The Force awakened in you?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Where were you on Dec. 18, 2015? Were you in line with costumed nerds waiting for The Force to awaken? Do you have any idea what I'm talking about?

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This is your moment

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

What are you going to do right now, today - just as soon as you finish reading this column - that you will look back on and celebrate 365 days from now?

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God wants to talk with you

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

My devotional time each morning has a certain flow.

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Keeping Christmas in Christ

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

No, the title is not a typo. I didn't get the words out of order.

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The truth about ‘Happy Holidays’

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

Question: Do you promise to tell (1) the truth, (2) the whole truth and (3) nothing but the truth?

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