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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2019 Blogs

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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2019 Blogs

If you want to know where God is leading, you have to be able to recognize His voice.

Have you ever had that feeling where you reached out to a friend and they needed to hear from you at that very moment? Man, what a great feeling, huh? But better than that is the feeling of knowing that God’s Holy Spirit was the One putting that friend on your mind. In that moment, you think, “God just used me!” But we won’t hear His voice leading us if we don’t seek Him. The…

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2019 Blogs

Weigh what you say for you can build up or tear down.

When it comes to your words, what’s your go to? Is it gentle encouragement, crass humor, rude sarcasm, loving kindness or intellectual harassment? As people, we typically have a “go to” when it comes to our words. So, what’s yours?One of the things I don’t like about myself is the amount of words I have to say. All the words, oh, all the words. There are just so many words that leave my lips. I…

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