Chosen Parents

This is actually a piece I did some years ago for another venue.  Sharing today because parenting has been the topic in a number of interactions.  And sharing with thankfulness that God chose us to be the parents of our precious kids.  Sorry, guys…but trust God has a plan :)!  We love you! You areContinue reading “Chosen Parents”

Finding Your God-Given Design

GIFTS FROM THE FATHER – Romans 12 DESIGN SIN TO BATTLE VICTORY TO WIN SCRIPTURAL EXAMPLES NAME OF GOD TO MEDITATE ON Prophet Idol of control Fullness of Relationships! John the Baptist, Miriam, Naomi Jehovah Jireh Servant Idol of peace Finding value in God’s eyes! Joseph (father of Jesus), Barnabas, Timothy Jehovah Rophe Teacher IdolContinue reading “Finding Your God-Given Design”

Finding Your Design: Leader (Ruler)

In Romans 12, we find the Father giving gifts to people.  Contemplating those ‘gifts’ as individual design can be eye-opening!  For further information, visit the Discipleship Coaching – Design page. Are you a Leader? The leader enjoys planning and pressure–and thinks everyone else does too! A ruler is skilled at time management but cannot beContinue reading “Finding Your Design: Leader (Ruler)”

Finding Your Design: Giver

In Romans 12, we find the Father giving gifts to people.  Contemplating those ‘gifts’ as individual design can be eye-opening!  For further information, visit the Discipleship Coaching – Design page. Are you a Giver? Who owns it all? There is the question the Giver must answer…and the right answer, of course, is God. The Giver whoContinue reading “Finding Your Design: Giver”

Finding Your Design: Exhorter

In Romans 12, we find the Father giving gifts to people.  Contemplating those ‘gifts’ as individual design can be eye-opening!  For further information, visit the Discipleship Coaching – Design page. Are you an Exhorter? Now there’s a word we don’t use often! An exhorter is one who encourages, one who builds teams and enjoys people.Continue reading “Finding Your Design: Exhorter”

Finding Your Design: Teacher

In Romans 12, we find the Father giving gifts to people.  Contemplating those ‘gifts’ as individual design can be eye-opening!  For further information, visit the Discipleship Coaching – Design page. Are you a Teacher? Ezra, Luke, Mary and Isaiah are among the teacher types in Scripture. You may be a teacher if you are aContinue reading “Finding Your Design: Teacher”

Finding Your Design: Servant

In Romans 12, we find the Father giving gifts to people.  Contemplating those ‘gifts’ as individual design can be eye-opening!  For further information, visit the Discipleship Coaching – Design page. Are you a Servant? Are you the one who simply cannot say no? Do you get angry over being used and feel like no oneContinue reading “Finding Your Design: Servant”

Finding Your Design: Prophet

In Romans 12, we find the Father giving gifts to people.  Contemplating those ‘gifts’ as individual design can be eye-opening!  For further information, visit the Discipleship Coaching – Design page. Are you a Prophet? Lots of folks have claimed to be prophets over the years, and perhaps they were. But like every gift, it canContinue reading “Finding Your Design: Prophet”

Spending time in the presence of God

The presence of God transforms!  Do you drink it in or wonder where it is?  Is the presence of God a moment-by-moment awareness for you—or an illusionary concept?  Would you be surprised to know His presence is not always in a Church…or that the Living Word can be void of vitality?  In Acts 17, PaulContinue reading “Spending time in the presence of God”

Family Life: New Parents

Beautiful homes are not built from the roof down or from the outside in.  Neither are lives.  Leaving a legacy…being left a legacy begins in infancy.  The heart is the source of life.  The heartwork of parenting is truly hardwork!  Make it a goal to identify attitudes and not be distracted by actions. Heart work is also eternalContinue reading “Family Life: New Parents”