The idol life – Filling the void.

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 [...]

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.

Genuine Article

“The more intimately aware you are of a genuine article, the easier it is to recognize a fake.” ~Henry Blackaby (Experiencing God) Is there anyone who enjoys something that is not genuine? We have probably all found ourselves in a situation where we were duped before. I remember purchasing a handbag when I was younger [...]

Destiny

I read a great quote yesterday, "Character produces destiny." It has stuck with me. I love it so much. Yet, I question, is it always true? Certainly we can all think of great people who have accomplished something of importance, value, or virtue and point to their remarkable character as helping them excel to that [...]

Though He slay me

I have been reading the book of Job for the past couple weeks and this portion of Scripture sticks out: Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him. (Job 13:15, NASB). I love this so very much! It tells me two important things. First, that God [...]

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. [...]

Short and Sweet

Psalm 19:7-11 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; [...]

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 [...]