Finding promise in the pruning and beauty in bearing burdens.
All. Everything. Every aspect. Every little part. Leaving nothing behind. Proverbs 3:5-6 are well known verses. Many can quote them. They are positive and engaging verses. We like to focus on the trust and acknowledging parts. But I think we should be focusing on the all part. Often we trust a little, or we trust [...]
Where are you stuck? What holds you back? Be still and listen to His voice. Is He asking, "What are you doing here?"
Valentine's Day is tomorrow. Love is in the air. Flowers and candy, time and attention, and those mushy, sentimental, love filled cards... We don't give those things to the people we hardly know. We give them to those we truly love. We give them to those who are "ours" to love and cherish. It is [...]
We all find ourselves in the fire at times. Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah found themselves in such a place. The king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, had invaded Jerusalem and these 3 young men found themselves captive. And the commander assigned them new names. Hananiah became Shadrach, Mishael became Meshach, and Azariah became Abed-nego (Dan. 1:1-7). These [...]
I'm a firm believer in finding your purpose and pursuing it with intensity and passion. I also believe that God has given each of us a purpose. He has given us personalities and spiritual gifts that feed this purpose and help us go hard after it. Our purpose is a God-given dream that envelops our [...]
Do you ever get sick of the fluff? You know, the trappings, the popular, the shallow...? Imagine trying to swim in the shallow end of the pool. Is it even possible in less than 3 feet of water? Highly unlikely. And yet, this is where most of us spend our days. In the shallow end [...]