Jesus in Everyday Life, Obedience, Sharing The Good News, Surrender to Jesus, Trusting God, Your Purpose

The Key to Our Life (Part 2)

If you haven't read Part 1 of this series, catch that now here. Our choice of life and blessing is made by loving God. But according to Moses, and later Jesus, loving God is not enough. We must also firmly commit ourselves to Him and obey Him. Obedience. It’s either-or. Black-or-white. There’s no room for… Continue reading The Key to Our Life (Part 2)

Diligent, Encouragement, Jesus in Everyday Life, Obedience

The Key to Your Life (Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euLQOQNVzgY “No soup for you!” He stands rigid, without humor. He’s harsh. Judgmental. Temperamental. Cruel. He’s willing to serve but only on his terms. Careful now. Step lightly and move just right. And whatever, you do—DON'T’ MAKE EYE CONTACT! If you make one false step, question his service or methods, or comment on what he… Continue reading The Key to Your Life (Part 1)

Bible Study Tips, Encouragement, ImportanceofBibleStudy, My 15 Minutes

Your Spiritual Health Matters

The best things about being sick is getting well. Interestingly, getting well reveals how wretched you actually felt. And that realization forces you to acknowledge how much you took your health for granted. How you neglected and abused it.How you assumed it would always be there, compensating for your poor choices.How it deteriorates when it’s… Continue reading Your Spiritual Health Matters

Depression, Encouragement, Healing, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Let's Combat SAD–Part 4 PSA It's OK to Love Jesus and See a Therapist

Dear Christian, it’s okay to have a therapist and love Jesus at the same time. This week’s piece on overcoming SAD (seasonal affective disorder) was going to focus on the force exercise has in combating SAD. That was until last night. Warning: Today’s post is going to be a little raw today. Not as edited… Continue reading Let's Combat SAD–Part 4 PSA It's OK to Love Jesus and See a Therapist

Devotionals, ImportanceofBibleStudy, Jesus in Everyday Life, Knowing God, My 15 Minutes, Psalm 1, Surrender to Jesus

Psalm 1–How Happy Are Those

Oh, the joys of those… (NLT) Blessed is the one (NIV) How blessed is the man (NASB) How happy is the one (CSB) Psalm 1 explodes off the page with an emphatic declaration of the soul-satisfying happiness only found in a relationship with God. Happiness that will change our lives for all eternity! With it’s… Continue reading Psalm 1–How Happy Are Those

Devotionals, ImportanceofBibleStudy, Jesus in Everyday Life, Knowing God, My 15 Minutes, Psalm 1, Surrender to Jesus, Trusting God

Psalm 1 — There's No Room for Gray

1Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3He is like a tree planted by streams of… Continue reading Psalm 1 — There's No Room for Gray

Depression, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), When it hurts

Let's Combat SAD–Part 3 Little Green Friends

Combating SAD is NOT for the faint-of-heart. But it’s easier to get on top of it and stay on top of it if you start early. And it’s easier to defeat if if you are diligent about using the tools we’re talking about. So far in this series we’ve talked about Not isolating ourselvesThe importance… Continue reading Let's Combat SAD–Part 3 Little Green Friends

David, David Study Excerpt, Jesus in Everyday Life, Knowing God

The Difference between Knowing About God and KNOWING God

This post started as a teaching send-off at our church's Wednesday morning Bible Study this week as we're going through the study I wrote this summer on 1 & 2 Samuel. Several ladies asked for a copy of this teaching, so I figured I would post it for you all. I would love to give… Continue reading The Difference between Knowing About God and KNOWING God

Depression, Encouragement, ImportanceofBibleStudy, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), When it hurts

Let’s Combat SAD–Part 2 Light Therapy and Vitamin D

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It’s not something we really talk about or acknowledge. But we should need to. Why? Because SAD affects many more people than we realizeBecause SAD is more than just “the winter blues”Because SAD can significantly magnify anxiety, agitation, clinical depression, and bipolar disorder Because SAD’s symptoms become more severe as the… Continue reading Let’s Combat SAD–Part 2 Light Therapy and Vitamin D

Depression, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, When it hurts

Let’s Combat S.A.D.–part 1

Do you wear a mask? Pretend everything is okay when it’s not? Do you smile and laugh with those around you but inside you’re hurting? Lonely. Afraid. Dying. Do you spend a lot of energy building up and encouraging those around you while not addressing your own doubts and fears? Not facing your own brokenness?… Continue reading Let’s Combat S.A.D.–part 1