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…]

Did You Shelve Your Gifts? The hang-ups in using spiritual gifts

Bring your gifts just as you are and put your trust in him. Psalm 4:5 The Passion Translation    I admit, I like getting gifts. It’s always fun to know that someone took the time to pick out a present just for you. It’s even better when the gift totally lines up with your personality and … [Read more…]

Blind As A Bat: Have you checked your vision lately?

Typically when I hear the phrase, “…as blind as a bat” I envision a Mr. Magoo type of person wearing coke bottle glasses who is talking to a light pole thinking it’s a person. But what if we applied “blind as a bat” to a person who was so self-centered that they couldn’t see anything? … [Read more…]

Do You Entertain Much? If so who?

Due to growing up in the South, my mind typically will sway towards Southern hospitality when I think about the word entertain. I think about someone who is warm, sweet and welcoming to people who come in their home. But what if instead of thinking about entertaining in the concept of people we consider entertaining in … [Read more…]

Matt Redman’s New CD “Glory Song” Review & Giveaway

I’ve had the privilege of getting to review Matt Redman’s new cd titled Glory Song in exchange of my honest feedback. Which provides me with a copy of this cd that I can give away to one of you. Over the past 20 years of my life Matt Redman has been a worship leader and christian song … [Read more…]

What Did You Step In? Jesus’ love expressed in washing feet

My kids are drawn to a mud puddle like a moth is drawn to light. It never fails, the second they see mud they have to walk in it…they’re just being kids. Although my kids often forget about the mud they’ve walked in and will try to come into our house as if there is nothing on … [Read more…]

Victim Or Victor: Moving from Powerless to Powerful

When you hear/read the word victim what do you think? Personally, I don’t like it, yet it’s a part of our world. I don’t like it because it makes me feel powerless…like life happens to me. And it’s not just the negative effects that surround the word victim, it’s the powerlessness that goes against who … [Read more…]