Today I am reminded to be thankful for Mondays. And Tuesdays and so on and so on throughout the week. After all, not everyone is so blessed! Today I am reminded that every moment of every day is a gift to be celebrated, cherished and shared. Today I'm writing to remind you, my friends, of … Continue reading another Monday
On this 4th of July eve I am reminded of a lifetime of celebrations. There have been picnics and parties, camping trips with friends, silent solitary times and fireworks. I can recall celebrations in the Colorado mountains, on the Pacific Coast, and on a houseboat moored on the Lake of the Ozarks. Some were so … Continue reading celebrate July
Have you been with Jesus? Your life is a projection of what you truly believe. Your heart for people can be discerned. Your passion for the Word can be discerned. Your confidence can be discerned. Your authority can be discerned. Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were … Continue reading reinvented
There are so many amazing opportunities on our horizon right now! It's difficult to even imagine the potential for each of the various openings ahead of us. As a result, we took a few days off this month, just to rest and reevaluate; to prioritize and prayerfully assess each commitment. The question, is this, or … Continue reading a new season
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil”. Proverbs 3:5-7 (NLT) If you really want God’s … Continue reading want wisdom? ask!
Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want - but the realization of how much you already have. Apostle Paul put it this way: I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content....I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.Philippians 4:11, 13 Have you ever been in a difficult season … Continue reading my strength
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 Praying for God's will to be done on earth is an effective – aggressive prayer. Often, as believers, we assume that somehow everything that happens is God's will. But that is NOT true. Lives destroyed by acts of terror, mass killings, families … Continue reading Thy will be done
Can't and won't. Christians need to be very careful which one they choose. It seems that we prefer to use "can't." "I just can't get along with my wife.""My husband and I can't communicate.""I can't discipline the kids as I should.""I just can't give up the affair I'm having.""I can't stop overeating.""I can't find time … Continue reading can’t ? ! ?
LISTEN I believe we can all learn to listen to God if we are equipped with the right tools. The first tool is a regular time and place. Select a slot on your schedule and a corner of your world, and claim it for your “time with God.” Take enough time to say what you … Continue reading key #4 to effective prayer
O Lord, I will praise you with all my heart and tell everyone about the marvelous things you do. I will be glad, yes, filled with joy because of you. I will sing your praises, O Lord God above all godsPsalm 9.1-2 Living Bible (TLB)
Sometimes I wonder which hurts the most: saying something and then wishing I had not, or saying nothing and then wishing I had. If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot. Jeremiah 20:9 Life is … Continue reading be you
There are seven days in a week. Someday is not one of them. Today...close the door to the past. Open the door to the future. Take a deep breath. Step on through and start a new chapter in your life. "Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one … Continue reading today