Hello, again! Yesterday, we began our journey to a life of peace, joy and purpose! Jeremiah 29:11 reminded us that God has great plans and purposes for us. The writer of Hebrews encouraged us to step out in faith, and we relied on the wisdom of Solomon as we sought the direction of God. Today, … More Journey to Abundant Living – Day Two
DAY ONE Jesus died so we could live abundant lives…not a life of mere survival. Think of this Discipleship Series as “Cross-Life Coaching” –coaching to move you toward the life the Cross offers! In the next five days, you will explore your personal faith walk and how to live in the abundance Jesus desires for you … More Journey to Abundant Living!
Have you been entrusted with a ‘large love’ in your life? A love that is equal parts gift, privilege, responsibility and vulnerability? I believe those loves are to give us a glimpse of the love God has for each and every person. Learning to steward such a love takes a lifetime! It requires embracing the … More Lessons From A Large Love
When we live with our eyes on Jesus, the Word, others see Him in us! … More He’s Coming!
I stumbled across a phrase in a book I am reading that set my mind and heart on fire, and I want to share it with you. “Crafted prayers.” Does that stir your heart like it does mine? The moment I read it, I recognized a concept that I wanted to invest in more deeply. … More Crafting Prayers
It’s my annual battle with the weeds of South Carolina that live on a precious old fence in our yard. Weeds is a misnomer. They are invasive aggressors that strangle, kill and destroy. Every spring I tackle the vines and try new approaches. Each year I’ve cut the fence a bit freer; I’ve used weed … More Let the Weeds Teach You
For many, it is the most ‘sentimental’ day of the year. It can be a day of joy or a day of despair or even resentment. Not all feel blessed by their birth families—not all are blessed. Many have lost their parents and grieve what was and what might have been. We live in a … More When Honoring is Hard
When God delivered His kids from captivity, He said residency in the Promised Land was conditional. That’s a timeless truth. The promised land is nothing like the world, and dwelling in it requires a total change. In the Promised Land, God is the caretaker and our trust must be totally in Him. Look at how … More Does the Promised Land have droughts?
God as our Father, Creator–Potter! But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. (Isaiah 64:8) Watching a potter work clay on a wheel is an amazing sight. A formless lump of clay is transformed into a vessel with … More Trust the Potter
More than half of Americans (60%) refuse to make New Year’s resolutions…which isn’t a bad thing since 80% of those who do make resolutions won’t keep them. In fact, Jesus said, ‘simply let yes be yes and no be no.’ On the other hand, setting a goal is a slightly different venture. Life is the … More Skip the Resolutions & Set Some Goals