We all have a past. No one can deny that. And, as we come to Christ, He erases it and cleanses us. He puts it as far as the east is from the west. Never to be brought up again. Yet, somehow, the past keeps popping up unexpectedly. We move forward, feeling freedom, lowering our [...]
God's Word is full of promises. We love those promises. We love to quote those verses and feel encouragement at the hope they provide. We love to relish in the thought that we will receive those things. And God is faithful, yet, we often fail to put the promise in its proper context. We can [...]
When we fail to live our lives in faith, everything is not as it seems.
Seek the God of the plans and not the plan itself. This particular phrase has been hitting the mark in my life over and over lately. Yet, this is not a new idea. Scripture plainly tells us in Proverbs 16:9, “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” We are [...]
It has been way too long since I have taken the time to write. Of course, I have written plenty in my personal journals with ink on paper. I have been having some tough conversations with God. Spending a lot of time looking inward and discovering some areas yet to be dealt with. Yet, isn't [...]
I read a great quote yesterday, "Character produces destiny." It has stuck with me. I love it so much. Yet, I question, is it always true? Certainly we can all think of great people who have accomplished something of importance, value, or virtue and point to their remarkable character as helping them excel to that [...]
I find that my best writing comes out of one of two things: pain or growth. Which, in reality, are two important aspects of life. Growth usually springs forth from pain if we will allow it. At times, when we are in the middle of the pain, all we can think about, comprehend, or perceive [...]