Tis The Season For Dormancy: But dormancy is not death

I read an article the other day that called February the” lull season.” Meaning that we’re at the point where our New Year’s resolutions have started to wane. Therefore, we get discouraged because we’ve lost our focus and zeal. We’ve also been told by the medical field that this is the Flu season. Then there’s … [Read more…]

Did You See That? Who are you criticizing

Do you know how easy it is to spot the food in someone else’s teeth? Or how easy it is to see the unwanted facial hair on the person standing across from you? It’s pretty easy, when that’s what your looking for. Over the past few weeks I’ve been meditating on Matthew 7 and a … [Read more…]

Doubt is a Choice, Not the Inevitable

When I think of the word “doubt” I typically don’t see it as a choice. For some reason I see it as some type of freight that is stacked up in a storehouse in my heart. I know this because I find myself praying prayers like, “God please remove the doubt in my heart.” Like … [Read more…]

You’ve Been Chosen: Dealing with insignificance

Do you remember those childhood days on the playground when teams needed to be formed for a game? The team captains would be selected and then the captains would begin to choose their team, one-by-one. Usually their best friends, or the most athletic or talented kids were amongst the first to be selected, which left … [Read more…]

Don’t Give Up: Overcoming Life’s Distractions

2018 is here, whether you were ready for it or not. And with the new year came all of the new resolutions and diets (by the way the first three letters in diet are die, I’m just saying…) and gym memberships, while others just treated January 1st like any other day. But regardless if you … [Read more…]

Who Are The Least Of These?

This week as my kids and I were at the grocery store my youngest child noticed the Salvation Army bellringer standing at the entrance and asked if they could have some money to put in his bucket. I handed them each some money to give and then we headed off to run the rest of … [Read more…]

Take The Shot: What’s holding you back?

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. — Wayne Gretzky This quote has been on my mind lately. Fear is often what paralyzes us from taking those shots in life, but have you ever considered that obliviousness could be another culprit? I’ve been trying to be more intentional about sharing God’s love whenever … [Read more…]

Has It Become Familiar

Am I the only one who just had the sobering thought that Thanksgiving is next week? It’s like it snuck up on me! You’d think that all the pumpkins and “Happy Fall Y’all” and “Give Thanks” signs would trigger my memory, but it didn’t. It’s not that I haven’t had a mindset of gratitude but … [Read more…]

Application Is Key

The first time that I got an actual “new” car I remember sitting in the drivers seat, soaking up the new car smell as I drifted off into some type of sensory overload. I was mesmerized by all the new buttons and dials, wondering what each new feature had in store for me. But as … [Read more…]

What Do You Know? Having the right kind of knowledge

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:16 If people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, then may I ask, knowledge of what? My knee jerk reaction is to think well the rest of the verse says, “…because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you form being My priest.” So I need to … [Read more…]