To dwell with JESUS and live in HIS word is a continued lifelong process……..did you know? If we have made that commitment to JESUS as our LORD, then go on with our lives as we see fit, (notice I said we), then we have made a false commitment. The word abide is used so frequently … More STAY…….CONTINUE…….DWELL
These days my son carries around his Bible like it is a piece of gold. He is immersed in the everlasting truth and understanding the value of GOD’S word: priceless! Wherever you are right now in your faith walk I want you to ponder this……..are you living spiritual wealthy or like a pauper? Only the … More SPIRITUAL WEALTH
We hear much these days about heart health. But if we really observe our world and the hearts of people and their true heartbeat for whatever they believe in, our overall spiritual heart health is quite toxic. Oh how the LORD desires our hearts to fully embrace HIM! So let’s examine the condition of our … More DON’T HIDE YOUR HEART
If you can believe it, the balloon you see above was right above my neighbor’s house when I took this picture! Sometimes I would love to just up and fly away wouldn’t you? The perspective from hot air balloons must be amazing and personally I have never flown in one. Someday I hope to. Our … More LORD, ENLARGE OUR TERRITORY!
There is something to be said for quiet……..I think all of us crave peace and quiet. Our very souls need a quiet that only GOD can provide. Because of many daily distractions, it is a very hard thing to find the quiet we so often crave. How many of us have yelled at one time … More FINDING JOY IN THE QUIET
What we see and how we view GOD does determine how we live and how that living is a perseverance that leads to the Kingdom. Oh there is so much to “see” and view in our present times! With the internet and social media we have a world to view daily. How much time do … More IS YOUR EYE GOOD?
When we take Communion as a united Church Body, I remember all the times I have seen communion done with breaking actual bread just as CHRIST must have done with HIS disciples…… AND HE BROKE BREAD…….. As I look around the Church, I realize that everyone around me is broken……..and isn’t there this unspoken broken … More BE THE BREAD!
I look at my hand-held cross and I want to remember. It’s a reminder and my eyes will look there continuously throughout the day. As I look at the Cross I ask myself: do I live a Cross-shaped life? Is my life reflective of JESUS? It’s not what I do, it’s what I believe … More A CROSS SHAPED LIFE
There are times I tell myself I’m not measuring up………you know those thoughts. They are the ones that tell us, we aren’t good enough. We question whether we are a good parent, friend, neighbor or marriage partner. So why in the world do we taunt ourselves like this? Because in this world of relentless pursuits … More NO CONDEMNATION
She sits across from me with a brave face……..I call her brave because she has chosen to follow GOD’S word and wisdom in such a world as this. I see myself in her, because I struggle too and tomorrow is another day with unknowns coming. And we both agree that morning, that thank GOD, the … More BEING BRAVE TOGETHER