2019 Blogs

Celebrate and leverage the influence you have to show honor and love to others.

Celebrate and leverage the influence you have to show honor and love to others.Honor. We give it to our military. (And rightly so.) We give it to celebrities. (Um.)We give it to the accomplished. (Sure.) We give it to the beautiful. (Because?)According to Romans 12:10, we should “honor one another above ourselves.” In this verse, the original word in Greek for honor means, “honor which belongs or is shown to one; the honor of one…

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2019 Blogs

Our flesh loves to be fed. So, let’s starve it by feeding our spirits.

Have you ever wondered why you keep doing the same things over and over again that you wish you wouldn’t do? Those things that, no matter how hard your effort is, you cannot seem to eradicate them from your life? Me, too.It’s so easy to direct our focus on the things that we need to stop doing. Whatever our vice, we must find a way to live in freedom from its grip.  So how do…

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2019 Blogs

God is our Path Director, Wisdom Giver, Comfort Bringer, Hope Offerer, Peace Bestower and Strength Deliverer. He is all we need.

One of the wonderful things about the Bible, God’s Holy Word, is that it’s a tool for us to learn characteristics and traits about our God. New Testament or Old Testament, it doesn’t matter. We glean insights and truths into who He is and when we do, we have the truth in our minds to battle the lies. Did you know that God is our Sun and Shield¹, our Dwelling Place², our Strength and Defense³…

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If we ask God to help us see things through a different lens, we will begin asking how He can use this when our natural tendency is to ask why did this happen.

Why.The first word of many questions that humans ask. Why do my muscles ache after a workout?Why is there no grass in the desert?Why can’t I understand algebra?Those have easy answers. Because you strained them and they are rebuilding.Because there is no rainfall and grass needs water.Because it’s dumb. (Duh.)But other questions don’t have such quick answers. The word why is at the forefront of our minds when things go awry. This word often doesn’t…

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2019 Blogs

With God, life will get richer, more meaningful and more fulfilling as we follow Him. That’s just who our God is.

Seventeen years ago today, I was expectant and hopeful for the new chapter in our lives and ministry. Then, the very next morning I awoke from a terrible night’s rest. I quickly became aware of my surroundings and realized that my experience from the day before was not a dream. It really happened. My world really did come crashing in on me. My life, as I knew it, was completely over. Yet here I am…

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