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…]

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…]