Do you ever stop to think what your Preacher is doing when he isn’t in front of the Church? He may be at the hospital with you or your family member, comforting, praying with/for you. At any hour of the day or night, because accidents or heart attacks, etc. Don’t usually pick 9-5 hrs to… Continue reading What’s your Preacher doing?
There are things in your soul that God wants to remove far from you. Things like shame, rejection, self-contempt, and fear. There are places in your soul that God wants to heal, truly heal, so you’ll know a freedom you’ve not known before. There are burdens that weigh heavy that aren’t yours to carry. Jesus… Continue reading Trust God!
We love our comfort; God prefers our faith. We love predictability; God invites us on an adventure. We want relief; God wants redemption. We want a break; God is after a breakthrough. Hidden in every trying circumstance is an opportunity to experience God, to engage our faith and to see Him move. More often than… Continue reading Daily Blessing
The last three years I have on a project. It hasn’t been easy for me as two of the years I was dealing with seizures as an after effect of having had a stroke then open hearth surgery. Also I still had our church that I was Pastor of. I have now completed the book… Continue reading Transformation
Even in the fire storm
May you pause today to remember that your journey is as sacred as the destination. Whatever next place God has for you, He intends to meet you in this place, where you now stand. He’s hidden treasures in the valleys and grace in the shadows. He offers rest amidst the chaos and peace in the… Continue reading Even in the fire storm
You’ve been in the winter season for far too long. You wonder if it’ll ever end. You wonder if springtime will happen for everybody but you. But here’s what’s true: Even now, there are little sprouts underground, coming to life, ready to break through. Those are your seeds that you planted and that God watered. You can’t see them but they’re there. In due time, the sun will shine, the cold will pass, and life will break through the hardened soil of this season. I know you’re tired but don’t give up hope. May Jesus wrap you up in His goodness today. May you sense His kindness and be assured of His promises. Spring is definitely coming for you. Blessings on your day.
Love is like water: it has three states of being and is essential for life. Love starts as a feeling, I love you because I feel good around you. I don’t have to do anything for you. This is like steam, it is hot and energetic but it is difficult to hold and fades quickly. If you get past stage one, Love becomes an exchange of actions and feelings. You give to me and I feel good. I give to you, so you feel good. This is like liquid water, it sloshes around and is difficult to manage when you carry it with you. It can sustain you but you cannot build on it. In the final stage, Love becomes a decision, an act of will. I will give to you because I will sacrifice myself. Then Love is like ice: solid, immovable, strong.
When you need carried!
Daily Blessing In those places where you feel like sighing, may Jesus put a new song in your heart. Where you’re weary from holding on, may He give you new courage to stand strong. Where you’ve waited long to see the breakthrough, may He very soon do what only He can do. Sometimes it feels… Continue reading When you need carried!
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 I’ve been struggling lately with depression. I wonder if you have too? I’ve had irrational thoughts about my pistol even. Now I don’t believe… Continue reading Tired? Scared?
The Gun It was a New Year’s Eve night. As I came in the door I faced a 38 revolver, cocked and ready to fire, held by a woman, not in her right mind. The wild look in her eyes told me I was in real trouble. She held the pointed it at my head.… Continue reading The gun