There’s a lot going on in the world right now. Fires, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and storms have broken out all at once. Not to mention sudden, crazy weather patterns of intense heat followed by September snow. We shouldn’t be surprised. Jesus told us that all this would happen. “Jesus answered, ‘Watch out that no … More Guard the Fortress
An empty cup can be filled, but a full cup can’t hold what God wants to pour into us. What are we full of? Fear, hurt, bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness, anxiety, dread, depression, anger? OR Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faith, hope? Do we fill our cup each day with “what if’s” that breed … More Full or Empty Cup?
With so many contradicting messages blasting through our world right now, it’s easy to be confused about what to think. Who’s sharing truth and who’s manipulating people’s emotions? As someone who loves Jesus, the saddest aspect to me is when I see or hear about proclaimed followers of Jesus arguing about politics, doctrine, and their … More Confused?
There’s a lot of fear pushing us around lately. It’s the enemy’s way of controlling us. Keeping our focus off God and his greatness. Making us believe that God doesn’t mean what he says when he tells us he loves us and has good plans for our future. God doesn’t intend to harm us. I … More Are You Afraid?
This week I was reading in John 21, and God spoke to me about peace. He asked me to share what he said, but first let me set the scene. The followers of Jesus are cowering together in a room together with the doors locked. Why? Because their leader, who they thought was going to … More Peace Be With You
What do you see when you look at the picture on the left? Animal? Zombie? Evil monster? Seems a little scary, right? Below is the actual picture. The bigger picture. The reality. When we look at something so close that everything around it fades out, all we see is a distorted view of reality. … More What Do You See?
“If you change your thoughts, you will change your existence.” I’m not sure who said this, but I saw this quote recently and it made me think. The Bible says that “as a man thinketh, so is he.” I’ve never fully embraced that idea. I guess I didn’t really understand the meaning behind it. Or … More Where Is Your Thinking Taking You?
“God does not want to punish us for clinging to our past—He wants to love us into our future.” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Sometimes we hold onto our past as if by letting it go we will lose something, when in fact, we lose more by clinging with a tight fist. Moving forward means we have … More Letting Go
“Perfect love casts out all fear.” I know the Bible tells me this, but there are times when I’m still afraid. Maybe fear comes from a job loss, a diagnosis of illness or an approaching storm. We can feel afraid when the power goes out, a car swerves into our lane or our child isn’t … More Love Dispels Fear
Big dreams start with small steps. I believe big things are coming in this new year. God has already done miracles in my marriage, family and business, and I believe he’s calling us to trust him for even more than we can hope for or imagine. (Eph. 3:20) We have to think bigger. Recently, in … More Dream Big