I apologize this didn't get out on Saturday as planned. I was blessed to be present with family and friends. To encourage others in need and to be blessed in return. And now back to regular programming 🙂 Have you heard of the Japanese art, Kintsukuroi? This ancient art developed because a beloved piece of… Continue reading Ephesians 3:20–Scars That Shine
Isn’t vacation is supposed to be relaxing? Revitalizing? Refreshing? I just got home from vacation—a week in the Arizona sun. And once again I found myself seduced by the desert; mesmerized by the wide variety of cactus and other desert plants; and captivated by the landscape. But this time, I was challenged in ways I… Continue reading Run Your Race!
The Vibrant Relevance of God’s Word nailed me last week! And I didn’t even feel the blow until later when it started to sting. When I opened my Bible for my quiet time, I didn’t get further than this: I am the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place… Continue reading January’s Lesson
Attitude is a choice. Like wrestling, it takes nuts, guts, heart, and mind. And in the face of adversity-God gives us what we need for victory. (Thank you Tim Hartung for your contributions.)
As I stated in, I Resolve To…part 1: The dominant challenge we face when striving to obtain a goal or make a life change is OURSELVES. But if you don’t allow yourself to make excuses or look for a back door, you’ll be much, much more successful. AND if you choose to look at multiple… Continue reading I Resolve To…(part 2–No Excuses)
Do you realize that this time next week we’ll be doing the Christmas-hangover thing?The good times, the laughter, the food, will all be done. The presents will all be opened—evidenced by the shrapnel of the wrapping paper, bows, and boxes across the room. Other songs will infiltrate the continuous Christmas music, and everyone will be… Continue reading The Christmas Hangover–Time to Linger
Being sick sucks! Wouldn’t you agree? It takes more than it gives and when it’s over, you have to play catch-up. For two weeks now a virus has had its way with my family. We’ve dropped one-by-one, like dominos falling in slow motion. And when a few of us start to get back up, BAM… Continue reading Our Best For Him–Even when You Don’t Feel Your Best
Ever have days when things don't go as planned. When life happens? Me too. That's usually when Jesus get my attention and teaches me something new.
I don’t know about you, but after worshiping with other Believers, I feel encouraged! No matter what season I’m in, what challenges I’m facing, what I’m wrestling with, or how broken I am—I always feel refreshed, refocused, and more hopeful. Come. 'Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!' Psalms 34:8
What if I told you serving others in the name of Jesus Christ is a form of worship AND can be instrumental in your healing? Would you believe me?