Have we lost this in the church today? A sense of deep community where we are invested in the lives of others over the long-haul. Have we lost this in our community? A desire to know others so that they can know God. Have we lost this in our own families? A passion to see others pursue God with all of their heart, strength, and soul.
I realize that Christmas has come and gone, but yet I find myself lingering. As I pack up the decorations and stack them away, I realize my house feels a bit empty. With no stockings all hung by the chimney with care and the nativity scene out of sight, I desire to cling to the memories in order to remind myself…Jesus is still right here. … Read More Jumpstart January with Jesus
I am in the middle of teaching a Bible study to the women at my church. We are studying the life of two sisters named Mary and Martha. One thing I have learned over the years is that whatever I am about to teach…God is going to make sure that I have learned the lesson personally as well. I actually love that! But, to … Read More Will you choose Jesus today?
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. Rev 22:20 Yesterday was Palm Sunday…a day to welcome the coming of Jesus into our own personal city, our heart. And if you remember the story found in Mark 11, Jesus doesn’t arrive with pomp and circumstance. Instead, He arrives humbly. He arrives lowly. Not anyway, shape, or … Read More Welcome, Holy Week.
I woke up this morning with you on my mind. I have been praying for you for the past hour. Praying for God to do a mighty work in you and through you. Praying He would use you to reflect His glory. I wonder what would happen if our hearts ached for God in the same way as the Psalmist David. Is God the … Read More Verse of the Day
For me, it was the fact that one of the hardest experiences I had while I was on mission in Haiti was actually one of the best, and I’ve struggled with dichotomy ever since.
One of my favorite Dr. Suess books of all times is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” I love the whimsy. The inspiration. The humor. But most of all, I appreciate his candid outlook on life. You see, this book was written in 1990 and is the very last written piece before Dr. Suess passed away the following year. Reflecting back on his own life … Read More Brilliant Encouragement from Dr. Suess