Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

As followers of Christ, “I can trust God no matter what” is a phrase we all say. And for the most part we sincerely believe it and live it out. We trust God to provide for our basic needs, for our safety, even for our health and well-being. But there are certain...
Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  This is what the ancients were commended for.”  Hebrews 11:1-2 One of the threads throughout all of Scripture is that God uses flawed, everyday, ordinary people to do extraordinary things...
Undercover Kindness

Undercover Kindness

This past August, in St. Petersburg, Florida, some undercover kindness began at 7 a.m., when a woman in the drive thru paid for her iced coffee and a stranger’s caramel macchiato in the car behind her. This “drive-thru kindness” lasted 11 hours, with 378 people paying...
Commitment

Commitment

Have you never had to endure a child learning to play the clarinet? It’s pretty awful. It sounds more like a person strangling a duck than anything close to actual music. But that goes with any musical instrument, doesn’t it? To become great at playing an instrument,...
It’s Time to Get Going

It’s Time to Get Going

Monday morning I woke up early….6a. Usually I sleep until 6:45a or so, but today is a new day. Today is the first day of my journey to reach my goal to improve my physical health. For me, it is to lose a few pounds and my objectives began with walking three...
Uniquely Gifted and Set Apart

Uniquely Gifted and Set Apart

1 Corinthians 12, reminds us that we are all part of the body of Christ. Each of us, uniquely gifted and called by God’s Spirit according to His purpose. While we all look different, act different and function differently, we are still part of the body and most...
Are You Maxed Out?

Are You Maxed Out?

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 Happy New Year!  For most people, the reality of the new year has set in.  People are back to work…kids are back in...
The One in the Middle

The One in the Middle

“Children are a gift from the Lord…a reward from Him.” Psalm 127:3 (An Open Letter to Alexis C. Stafford…Class of 2013) My mind is being flooded with nostalgic memories of you in recent days. I’ve been thinking about the Sunday morning that you made your...
We All Lead Someone

We All Lead Someone

My mom use to remind me, “we all lead someone”. You see, I am the oldest of 4 children and I really think it was a way to motivate me to make good choices and set an example for my younger siblings… I am not sure if that was such a great plan, but I guess you...

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