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.
A few months ago I traveled with some close friends to one of my favorite places…a small, quaint village smuggled in the middle of sugar cane fields located in rural Haiti. You can see the mountain range off in the distance, and an occasional ocean breeze from the nearby beach. Children laughing. People cooking. Cows mooing. Roosters crowing. This is the place many call … Read More Day 9 – Let Light Shine Out of Darkness
I haven’t written a blog post in like forever (or so it seems)…but I thought I would give you a reason. I have been taking this discipleship class at my church and studying theology so that I can write even better blogs that are based on sound doctrine. Studying and preparing for the class have zapped away the hours that I typically would spend … Read More Kicking Off the New Year Right
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?
I have to admit, I can be pretty set in my ways. Recently, God showed me that I need to be more open minded about my daily quiet time. It doesn’t need to be at a set time, in a certain location, or even look like everyone else’s. My time with God can happen all day long…even in the midst of my chaos.