"And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me." Luke 9:23, NASB Deny yourself, Take up your cross, Follow me. The call to be a disciple is not an easy one. Following someone implies you want to [...]
Lately, I have had a battle going on...the battle of choosing faith over my fear. I am sure that I am not the only person that deals with this. In the past, fear has kept me from accomplishing goals and realizing my potential. It has kept me from obeying God. It has kept me a [...]
It never fails. Right when you believe you are making some headway, you slip and tumble headlong into another mess. We scramble to get back to our feet, but the path is muddy and our shoes are worn down. There is no traction and the slope is steep. Or is it just me? There are [...]
Live genuinely. Make your goal in life to compel unbelievers to try Jesus.
I recently planted some flowers outside. When you plant something, say a seed, it peeks out of the soil and the roots begin to grow down (firmly rooted) in the earth. The more the plant grows or is built up, the deeper the roots grow. When a storm comes, and they always do, the plant [...]
Our struggles are not against flesh and blood, but spiritual forces that combat us as we live this life. Can we fight against these spiritual forces? Of course! If you haven't read Part 1 and Part 2, take a few minutes to do that. It will help today's post make sense. We looked at Ephesians [...]
Relational struggles are part of life. When we begin to see them for what they really are, they are easier to accept and manage.
Proverbs 14:1 - "The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands." Yesterday was Mother’s Day. Truth is, all women are mothers in the broadest sense, even if they do not have children. A mother is made when something is birthed and nurtured. Usually, this is a child, [...]
There is an awakening happening. We are feeling the spiritual stirring for something greater. We hunger for the abundant life. If it is available to us, why aren't we living it? What are we missing?