Blending In or Called Out?

While there’s a cry in every heart to be uniquely valued–to be loved, there’s a competing cry to blend in and not to draw attention to yourself (unless there’s something about yourself you think will give you attention you really want).  High school & college students are a great example…in any gathering of students, hair, make-upContinue reading “Blending In or Called Out?”

Dove Notes – Life’s Messy

Welcome to this little dove mini-series!  There are two pieces prior to this, so if you would like to start at the beginning, these links will open in a new page. Dove Notes – Intro Dove Note – Do you hear me? Today, the dove note focuses on ‘Cleaning Up!’ Doves are messy.  Mine liveContinue reading “Dove Notes – Life’s Messy”

Dove Note – Do you hear me?

Welcome Back!  If you missed the intro to this little series of lessons from my doves, visit here. The first Dove Note God sent through my doves was this:  “I enjoy conversation!” TRUTH:  DOVES ARE SOCIAL! Sometimes I will awaken in the middle of the night and hear my doves chattering to one another.  TheirContinue reading “Dove Note – Do you hear me?”

Dove Notes – Intro

A single mention of anything in Scripture ought to be paid attention to.  But when there are multiple mentions of any one thing, it seems to me God has something important in mind!  It piques my interest. Scripture mentions doves over thirty times.  Often the context gives great honor to the dove.  The most well-knownContinue reading “Dove Notes – Intro”

Tagging God isn’t (always) Aligning with God

For all of recorded time, humanity has brazenly used God’s name to affirm its choices.  Much like “tagging” a friend on Facebook, we tack God’s name on our activities, thereby implying His presence and approval.  From wars to divorces to abortion, we humans audaciously attach His Name to plans and projects His heart never conceived…evenContinue reading “Tagging God isn’t (always) Aligning with God”

Are you busy & burdened? Come.

Working.  Carrying burdens.  Struggling to keep up, to carry on.  Does it sound like a description of your life?  Does it sound like a description of a blessed life? We live in a busy world.  Our technology is a blessing and a curse.  The more we can get done, the more we feel we mustContinue reading “Are you busy & burdened? Come.”

Finding out who I am!

Labels are a part of our world.  They are, in their simplest form, a simple categorization…a tool to simplify the tremendous complexities of life.  They are, in their more sinister form a lens that distorts perspective.  Studies have confirmed that a ‘labeled’ individual is perceived more according to the label that the presenting facts. BeyondContinue reading “Finding out who I am!”

Be the Message

Singing the song God placed within you is another way of saying, “Be the Message” God has given you.  As believers, our lives are to ring true…the words we say are to be expressed in the way we live.  The indwelling Spirit provides the power for this to take place.  As Oswald Chambers expresses it:Continue reading “Be the Message”

Attentive and All-In

Building character is a lifetime endeavor with an endless variety of beautiful attributes to consider.  To start this new year, we will focus on two traits clearly evidenced in Jesus’ life:  attentiveness and an all-in commitment!  The verses we will use as a foundation of these traits are Hebrews 2:1 and Colossians 3:23. Hebrews 2:1. Continue reading “Attentive and All-In”

Journey to Abundant Living – Day 6

Our heavenly Father created this universe in six days.  We have arrived at the completion of one work week in the realm of your faith journey.  My prayer is that you have had new insights about the magnitude of the life Christ provides for those who put their faith in Him.  This journey to aContinue reading “Journey to Abundant Living – Day 6”