Our thoughts often determine our attitude, our actions, our emotions. We need to take our thoughts captive and stand on the truth found in God’s Word. We fail, but we have hope in Him. His faithfulness and love towards us never cease.
The truth is, it's never been about me...or you. We sort of live like it is though. We put everything through the lens of "us." We choose our church based on how we feel: Did we like it? Did the music minister to us? Did the preacher preach like we like? We’re we greeting and [...]
I have a small addiction. I admit it. My drug of choice is coffee. A socially acceptable drug of course, fueled by my morning need for a boost of caffeine and my evening desire for a warm, relaxing, beverage. Like most addicts, I have someone who enables me. My oldest daughter is a barista at [...]
Hope. We need it. It's defined as a feeling of expectation, a desire for a certain thing to happen, or a feeling of trust. We're living in a time where things are uncertain. People are fearful of what tomorrow might bring. They are anxious, panicked, and their thoughts are weighed down with negative thinking. They [...]
In all the chaos and imposed distancing, we can find solace. We can find growth. We can restore relationship.
Restore our vision for the things of God.
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 [...]
Victim = one that is acted on and usually adversely affected by a force or agent. Joseph. A 17 year old kid, hated by his brothers. His father's favorite son, which undoubtedly, played into the hatred and jealousy the others felt for him. I know, I know. I just blogged about Joseph a week ago. [...]
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 [...]