Radical or Fundamental?

People who achieve excellence are often admired and receive tremendous accolades. From business to academia to athletics, those who obtain a higher level of accomplishment than the given status quo, especially in the face of adversity, are highly revered. Curiosity stirs some to look deeper into the reasons for their success, only to turn away … [Read more…]

Without Blemish

We offer a lot of excuses in life. We don’t exercise because of time limitations. We don’t eat healthy because it’s too expensive or inconvenient. We don’t keep in touch with family because of geographical distance. The list is exhaustive when it comes to the excuses for not doing things we know we should. Unfortunately, … [Read more…]

The Fear Of Public Speaking

  Hello church family! Typically, I share my own thoughts on this blog, but today I read something I thought was appropriate to share from another Christian’s heart. I pray you enjoy it as much as I did. God bless and have a God centered week. “Are you afraid of public speaking? How would you … [Read more…]

Please Wait To Be Seated

  There’s a lot going on in Matthew 14 when Jesus feeds the 5,000 plus: Jesus was looking for a place of solitude, most likely to pray and mourn the death of His cousin, but the multitudes followed Him. Jesus responded as He always did: with compassion. His disciples revealed their true colors when they … [Read more…]

Feeling Surrounded?

Have you ever felt surrounded? Ever felt completely engulfed? Ever felt like there’s no way out of a circumstance or situation? I know I have. So did David. Repeatedly. In Ps. 55:9-11 he says: For I have seen violence and strife in the city. Day and night they go around it on its walls; iniquity … [Read more…]

John 6:1-10 – Have a Seat

John 6 gives us the account of Jesus feeding the multitude of people (5,000 men – v.10, in addition to the women & children) with five loaves of bread and 2 small fish. None of the people there, including the disciples, anticipated what Jesus was going to do that day. There was a large crowd … [Read more…]

Just As I Was With Moses

Have you ever had one of those days (weeks, months, etc.) where you just don’t feel right? You can’t quite put your finger on an exact cause, but you just constantly feel burdened, worn down, a little angry, much frustrated? Ever feel as if everything is fighting you? Even inanimate objects, like the clutter in … [Read more…]

Certainty of Christ

  It has been said that there are only two things that are certain in this life: death and taxes. I praise King Jesus that He opposes that statement. As children of God we have the certainty of His eternal and innumerable promises: I will never leave you or forsake you; whosoever calls upon the … [Read more…]

Ps. 94:19 – The Multitude of Our Anxieties

I don’t know about you, but I sure can relate to the Psalmist in this verse. On any given day at any given moment, the multitude of anxieties within me are not only innumerable but overwhelming; the weight of those mental, emotional, physical and spiritual anxieties are simply too much for me to bare. This … [Read more…]

What Do You Crave?

If you’re like me, you get cravings from time to time. You know, those deep, intense cravings for your favorite snack or food, usually late at night, at the end of a long week, sitting in front of the fireplace or television watching your favorite movie or sporting event, and the best thing that would … [Read more…]