Not Listening…

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.

Be the leader – communicate change.

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.

What others cannot see.

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 [...]

Because of persistence…

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 [...]

Dead Men’s Bones

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. [...]

Resolved – To have a positive attitude

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, [...]

Faith vs. Fear

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 [...]