The ground soaks up the sunshine and the rain. The grass grows in beauty and splendor. The wind brushes through the trees. The raven calls. The silence is deafening so creation fills the void. We are busy. Constantly moving. Constantly observing, talking, and rarely listening... The silence is deafening so creation fills the void. Why [...]
True friends are a blessing from God. We need them in our life to speak truth and walk through the valleys.
We are masters of not listening and shutting others off. Let’s determine to listen when others come in love to turn us back towards Christ and away from sin.
Communication is an important aspect of encouraging change in others, and having others encourage change in us. Communication is necessary. Let’s be diligent to improve our skills and function out of a heart of love in order to effect spiritual change in the lives of those we minister to.
There is no other name that contains the power of the name of Jesus. It is the only name that can save us, heal us, and transform us.
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.
There is a great passage in Scripture. It is found in Mark 6:1-6. Jesus has been out doing ministry and returns to His hometown. On the Sabbath, as He is teaching in the synagogue, the listeners begin to wonder where He got His wisdom and the ability to perform miracles. All they truly see when [...]
Love is a difficult thing, is it not? We use this one word to describe our feelings for everything from peanut butter to our spouse. Is it any wonder that when we read about love in the Scriptures we can’t fully understand it? Think about what the Bible tells us of love: “For God so [...]
When I was a kid, my friend had a pin she wore that said, “Run for fun.” Snoopy was on it, running. I never understood that... I never thought running was fun. It was hard work. It made me sweat and breathe hard. Nope. Nothing fun about that! However, the results of running were envious. [...]
Clarity. It is the one thing most often missing in communication. We believe we have effectively communicated only to find out later, we were misunderstood. Our hurt was mistaken for anger. Our concern was mistaken for judgment. Our passion was mistaken for reckless pursuit. And, in return, we misunderstand the communication that is given back [...]