“But I consider my life of no value to myself; my purpose is to finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.” Acts 20:24 Every day I am witness to the wandering purposelessness of mankind. Humans racing from here to there, searching, striving,Continue reading “Passionate Purpose”
“But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.” 1 John 2:5-6 Obedience is not a popular word in 21st century America. “To each his own” isContinue reading “Love Is Obedience”
“You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.” –Psalm 16:11 What makes you feel alive? What causes you to laugh with abandon and utter delight? When was the last time you paused long enough from the busyness of life andContinue reading “Life Lessons”
Merry Christmas, King of Kings Happy birthday, Lord of Lords You came to earth To make a way for mankind To have a home of eternal belonging The busyness of our days, The hustle, the bustle, the haze Often blind and distract us From worshiping you as we should Reorient our hearts to You ForContinue reading “A Celebration of God”
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 “They will still bear fruit in old age, healthy and green.” Psalm 92:14 “Pray that I finish strong.” The words spoken to me from a dear friend and mentor in the faith. Each time she saysContinue reading “Finish Strong”
We may never be called to lay down our lives for others, yet we can make daily choices to die to ourselves for the glory of God and the good of others.
“This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:5 How do you feel once the holidays have drawn to a close and the reality of every day life begins to settle back in? For most of us,Continue reading “Following the Fireworks”
“How long does it take your soul to realize that your life is full? The slower the living, the greater the sense of fullness and satisfaction.” –Ann Voskamp The moments are full of promise, ripe with life. Yet I choose how to spend the moments. Am I hurrying from one thing to the next, eagerContinue reading “Fifteen Minutes”
Jesus is our perfect example of how to love our enemies and to respond when we are attacked.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” I Peter 5:6-7 How big are your shoulders? At times, I am convinced mine are larger than a linebacker’s because I feel like it is myContinue reading “Cultivating the Art of Casting”