Jesus can take something broken, filthy, despised, and decrepit and make it new, fresh, and beautiful.
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 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 [...]
It's been a while since I've written a post. Time has a way of slipping past us like that. A day becomes a week, becomes a month, becomes two months...you get the point. It can be that way in all areas of our life. Our relationship with God and with people, our financial responsibility, our [...]
I have been focusing on prayer lately. It is a topic often overlooked. When prayer is mentioned our minds fly to being thankful for a meal or bedtime tuck-in. I guess those count, but I am talking about serious, soul-searching, heavy praying. The kind you wake up early or stay up late to do. The [...]
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside, they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. Matthew 23:27 I have been in a rather historic city this summer and have loved seeing all the historic homes that line the streets. [...]
A new series started this week at our church titled Resolved. I love it! We could all use a little more resolve in our life. Think about the implications of this word! Merriam-Webster lists as one possible definition, "to reach a firm decision about something." Imagine the impact we could have on our marriages, families, [...]
"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 [...]