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?
HOPE. Life will never look exactly the same again. This season in our world has been one of: fear uncertainty questions opinions contradictions frustrations accusations loss grief weariness isolation and excitement. Wait. What was that last word? Excitement? How can anyone be excited in this season? Because in the midst of all this, God’s plans … More What the World Needs Now
For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame… Hebrews 12:2 Jesus thought of you and me when he chose to lay his life down. He thought of being with us as a joy. That’s how much he loves us. He didn’t want to be without us. So he endured the … More He Chose You
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about fears sinking us. As I learn to trust God more, I’m beginning to understand to a greater depth that he really is in control of every situation. I don’t believe he causes bad things, but I see how he allows them to bring about something better for … More Getting a Handle on Fear
Resolutions. Hard work. Expectations. Failure. Sometimes we feel like we have to work so hard to make life work or to be who we think others or even God requires us to be. But it’s actually simple. God’s done everything for us already. Psalm 104 & 105 reminds us that he set boundaries for waves, … More 10 Ways to Take Our Life into the New Year
For many this time of year isn’t a cheerful time. But JOY can still be found. As the song says, “…a weary world rejoices…” And today’s world is certainly weary, isn’t it? But it is an emotional weariness. A deep question of where is the good in all the bad. So for today’s post, I … More Sweet Hymns of Joy
2014 was a rough year. Continuing illness from our house with mold, landlord issues, lack of employment, moving across country, saying goodbye to friends and family, and then a job loss took its toll on our family. So when our pastor, Matt Keller, at Next Level Church here in lovely, balmy Florida began talking about … More What Is Joy?