Be like a little kid — and share

When we give or think of giving, we, or at least I, often think of giving out of excess.  This morning I realized that my idea of “excess” and God’s ideas are very different. God says if we have just 2 coats that we should give one to the person who has no coat.  Continue reading “Be like a little kid — and share”

Reconnected

In such a day of connectivity, we hate to feel disconnected.  Leaving our cell phones at home is a major issue.  Lack of internet connectivity is unfathomable.  It can be the same with God. For months, I have felt like my connection to Christ was going in and out.  It was like I was signingContinue reading “Reconnected”

Fireworks because I am not self-governing

Today, Independence Day, the 4th of July, the great U.S. day of celebration.  This is the day that marks our country’s independence from Great Britain.  No more is the U.S. governed by British law.  The nation rejoices with parties, and great food and fireworks — we are independent.  We are free — We are self-governing.Continue reading “Fireworks because I am not self-governing”

God’s Wedding Day Prep

This morning as I peer outside on my deck and I see the fog, the wet ground, and the amazing growth of me and my son’s flowers garden, I am thankful for the rain. One week away from my outdoor wedding I see rain as just another preparation for that big day. While we scurryContinue reading “God’s Wedding Day Prep”

You want to be great, but do you want to be a blessing?

Genesis 12:2 “And I will make of you a great nation and I will bless you and I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.” We all want to be great don’t we? We all want to do great things, have great things, and fulfill our dreams. We have aspirations andContinue reading “You want to be great, but do you want to be a blessing?”

A Thief Called Fear

                                                                                                                        John 10:10 NIV The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. It’s funny, some of the things that I desire most to do, I am most fearful of. Literally, I will do those things by myself and enjoyContinue reading “A Thief Called Fear”

Go Hard or Go Home!

Go Hard or Go Home Mark 10:51-52 Jesus asked, “What do you want me to do for you? ”The blind man answered, “Master, I want to see!” Jesus told him, “You may go. Your eyes are healed because of your faith.” In the story of Blind Bartimaeus, Jesus meets a beggar who cried out toContinue reading “Go Hard or Go Home!”

Has the Power of God Changed or Just the Measure of Our Faith

For the past few Sundays, I have watched the series, “The Bible” on the History Channel.  As I started watching the series, I marveled at the great feats accomplished by God for his people and using his people.  In watching I could not help but think about how I would love to experience God inContinue reading “Has the Power of God Changed or Just the Measure of Our Faith”

Blessed and Brought Out

Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5:10) Have you even been uncomfortable with what you are asked to do or say at work, to your clients, or to your team? Are you ever asked to mislead, be less than transparent, or flat out lie? If you have,Continue reading “Blessed and Brought Out”

Walking in Faith; Seeing Your Change

Last night, I went to bed with a somber spirit. Drained of work, my profession, my office, all I could think of was wanting to see a professional change but at a minimum a new job change. The most draining part was that I could not “see” it. This morning just as I was beginningContinue reading “Walking in Faith; Seeing Your Change”