Here we are at Day Four of the journey. The journey to a life of peace, joy and purpose is found in Jesus Christ and lived out by us in the context of our days–and the midst of the people who populate our day! There is an acrostic for J.O.Y. that I love: Jesus, Others & Yourself. … More Journey to Abundant Living – Day 4
Here we are half-way through our week. The journey to a life of peace, joy and purpose is found in the life of Christ that dwells inside of us when we put our faith in Him. We lose sight of the fact that we are the dwelling place of God! We are the clay pots that … More Journey to Abundant Life – Day 3
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!
Christmas Day is quickly coming! We’ve spent the last two weeks focusing our thoughts on welcoming the events and people in our lives as direct gifts from God–for that is what they are. This week, let’s concentrate on choosing only silence or song as the sound of our days. Instead of chatter, meaningless words or … More Silence & Song (Advent Week 3)
The days before Christmas speed by as we add into our busy days the bountiful extras of the holiday season. Last week, to start our Advent awareness, we set our hearts and minds on receiving the interruptions of God. Trusting that the Sovereign God is involved in our days is a habitual thought we must … More He’s Still Coming! (Advent Week Two)
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!
We’ve just enjoyed our Thanksgiving holiday…the annual American nod to thankfulness that launches ‘Christmas’ consumerism into overdrive. Thanks-living is a heart attitude we need to give much more time to! In fact, it ought to be the perpetual norm for we who claim the name of Christ. It is the very character of our Savior, … More Thankful Unselfishness
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Be joyful always. Maybe your heart is saying, “Really? Joyful? My parents fight; someone is always mad at me. My dad never acts like I matter. I can’t … More Be JOYFUL Always!