Be Everything God has Called You To Be

God wants you to be and to use you and your personality just as you are. He wants to use your talents and giftings for His purposes and for His glory not yours nor a church. God is to be glorified. Subtle pride and arrogance creeps in when we boast about how great “our ChurchContinue reading “Be Everything God has Called You To Be”

Be Rooted and Grounded on the Right Foundation

“You shall be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields it’s fruit in its season. And its leaf does not wither, and whatever you do it shall prosper” Psalm 1:3 The leaves are falling throughout the region and the colors are beautiful but have you ever stop to look at someContinue reading “Be Rooted and Grounded on the Right Foundation”

People are Different People are Unique People need to Care

The cities in America are booming with such diversity, ethnicity, and culture. I was in Boston, Jamaica Plain this week consulting for work. In my travel I saw such a long line of people including families for a couple of blocks waiting to get immigration family services. I am not sure where they were fromContinue reading “People are Different People are Unique People need to Care”

He was Wounded for You!

Trials in everyday life are inevitable, learning to cope with the challenges of sickness, pain, suffering, even a sudden loss can be heartbreaking and emotionally draining. Perhaps You or a family member, or friend may be facing cancer, a heart attack, stroke, or some ailment that may change the way you, a friend, or aContinue reading “He was Wounded for You!”

Absent from His Presence

Absent from His Presence Have you noticed that people we associate with who could be from work, school, home, friends, a neighbor, or a family member we can take for granted and not realize the influence or blessing they have been until they are absent. All of a sudden your routine goes haywire. How amContinue reading “Absent from His Presence”

It’s OK to Ask for Help!

We can become vulnerable to injuries when it comes to sports, work, construction, play, recreation like riding a bike or even climbing a mountain. I find that in our world of independence and individualism we tend take pride in trying to figure things out ourselves, or we try to get healed on our own.For someContinue reading “It’s OK to Ask for Help!”

Prayer is the Oxygen to Sustain You

Like the air we breathe is oxygen to our lungs, effective prayer is the oxygen to our spiritual life with God. Have you ever ran out of gas when driving your car and had to be at a must meeting only to realize you didn’t have AAA auto and were stuck in the middle ofContinue reading “Prayer is the Oxygen to Sustain You”

Listen to Constructive Criticism

If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. Proverbs 15:31 NLT Have you ever met somebody that seems to know it all and always has an answer for everything? They have an “I’m right you’re wrong attitude” or just like to plain argue about anything and everything. That’s rightContinue reading “Listen to Constructive Criticism”

Watch your Life and your Doctrine Closely!

I was away for a few days about a week ago down Cape Cod by Nauset Light/Coast Guard Beach. What struck me was the erosion of the beach and sand due to the ocean storms. I thought erosion of beaches only happened in California! This stairwell deck was 65 stairs. I know because I walkedContinue reading “Watch your Life and your Doctrine Closely!”

Be Alert and Watchful

Spritual battles and the power of temptation are real in our lives. One of the big differences of increased warfare is when we pursue God for truth with passion. Why is that? The enemy is a deceiver and the father of lies. “For you are the children of your father the devil, and you loveContinue reading “Be Alert and Watchful”