Let the News make YOU a hero

Stories are powerful tools because words are powerful tools.  Well-told stories intentionally move readers to feel.  The output of our lives typically flow from our feelings.  That can cause us trouble–or it can be the source of transformation. We must learn to hear and speak with equal intention.  Words are the medium God used toContinue reading “Let the News make YOU a hero”

Be a Hero Like Terri

Bible stories are not stories; they are history.  Every day we live, we write more history.  Stories of courage from Scripture are necessary for us to know…but sharing the stories of the faithful through the years has merit as well.  There are heroes of faith all around us.  One of my prayers with this littleContinue reading “Be a Hero Like Terri”

Faith Delivers. Fear Kills.

We know the story.  A dozen spies were sent into the Promised Land to check out what God had promised to give the Israelites.  Five-sixths (almost 85%) of the spies choked…they couldn’t believe the promise.  We are called to be different! The majority chose fear over faith and brought a negative report back to the people.  Anything not of faithContinue reading “Faith Delivers. Fear Kills.”

Always Too Soon to Quit

Sharing a reminder given in our faith class this week: As Abraham climbed the mountain with Isaac…in obedience to what he understood from God…the ram was climbing up the opposite side.  If Abraham had stopped short of the summit, he never would have seen the provision of God or understood the Promise fully. Read theContinue reading “Always Too Soon to Quit”

Heroes Giving Courage

Courage, like character, is caught through contact.  It  is learned through leadership that models, encourages and expects it from others.  Heroes matter.  We live in a world increasingly falling to fear.  As Christians, that ought not be.  Perfect love casts out all fear.  When we live in the love of the Father, Son and HolyContinue reading “Heroes Giving Courage”

Be A GATE!

The Gate to see God is being: Genuine.  Accepting.  Transparent.  Encouraging. Genuine: Real with God and others.  Pat phrases are not what get us through life! Accepting:  God meets us where we are at but loves us too much to leave us there.  Accepting doesn’t mean there are no ‘rules,’ it means walking alongside untilContinue reading “Be A GATE!”

What’s it look like in heaven?

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  Matthew 6:10 Jesus used this statement in the model prayer.  It is part of the pattern He used to teach us to pray.  It’s been prayed for centuries.  There’s some assumptions in that pattern we are blessed to unpack. First, HeavenContinue reading “What’s it look like in heaven?”

Have You Seen It?

  “Pride cannot live beneath the cross.  Let us sit there and learn our lesson, and then rise and carry it into practice… …Stand at the foot of the cross, and count the purpose drops by which you have been cleansed…And if you do not lie prostrate on the ground before that cross, you haveContinue reading “Have You Seen It?”