When Losses Come

This is a time of year where we are reminded to be thankful for all the blessings we have from God which may include health, prosperity, friendships, family, etc. But what about the loss or losses you may have experienced this past year? Perhaps you recently lost a job or experienced a divorce. Some ofContinue reading “When Losses Come”

What Keeps Us from Making Wise Decisions

We continue to live in a culture that screams to us for instant gratification or we get tempted to be impulsive. There are ‘no magic formulas’! Too often when a major crisis hits us we get tempted or tested to do something stupid or irrational.For example, the last auto payment is paid and we thinkContinue reading “What Keeps Us from Making Wise Decisions”

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”

Make The Effort It Will Be Worth It

Now that your career or job is winding down you may be saying to yourself, “I deserve this!” Your plans are to take it easy and relax.To go golfing, fishing, beaches, or to adventure on some dream vacation like Hawaii or Europe. What if God has other plans for your life now that your inContinue reading “Make The Effort It Will Be Worth It”

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”

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!”

Will You Be Ready?

There have been many books written, sermons preached, even movies made about the last days and the return of Christ. Some even claim to have been Christ or knew the day or the time when it would occur. Some have used the endctomes to decieve and manipulate people instilling great guilt and fear. Jesus spokeContinue reading “Will You Be Ready?”

Standing In The Gap

Standing In The Gap When I think of a gap I see holes, cracks, crevices or a large space in the outfield where the batter hits the ball in the gap. Whenever there are gaps on walls or foundations they are vulnerable to weaken and eventually break down. God’s heart to Ezekiel was to searchContinue reading “Standing In The Gap”

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!”