Has God laid a dream on your heart, shown you your greater purpose, but you are still waiting…and waiting….and waiting? Do you feel like giving up? Do you wonder if you heard God right? Are you wondering if it is ever going to happen? I would love to give you some uplifting,”keep the faith” kind of message, but that is just not how I … Continue reading Is Laziness Keeping You From Your Purpose?
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, I just can’t get it right today!” I have had a lot of these days lately. Yesterday, as I was driving along and belting out one of my favorite “Oldies but Goodies,” a line in the song, one I have heard a million times (okay, maybe not a million but certainly a lot) really hit me hard. Thank … Continue reading Can You Sign His Name to the End of Your Day?
So, today we are talking Giants. We all have them. We all fight them. But some of us are not even sure what “giants” are, making it kind of difficult to fight these unknown monsters effectively. Giants, back in the day of David, were really large people…giants (yep, that was helpful). Most of us are familiar with one specific giant…Goliath. In 1 Samuel 17, … Continue reading What are Modern-Day Giants?
Have you ever felt you have lost your voice? Have you ever felt like this guy? Maybe you feel like you have nothing new to say? Maybe you have a lot to say, but you are just not sure how to say it anymore? Maybe you are overwhelmed by the do’s and don’ts of writing and blogging? Are you discouraged by your blogging numbers and stats? … Continue reading Overcoming a Writing Slump…Jesus Style
Does it seem as if God keeps throwing you into battle? For me, it honestly seems I go from one battlefield to the next. I simply find myself praying to God for at least a little break before the next fight begins. It can be discouraging and sometimes it feels as if maybe I am doing something wrong or being punished. Yesterday, I was grateful … Continue reading His Encouraging Words
Have you ever experienced the state of being saved (you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior), yet you just don’t feel satisfied? I spend way too many years in this state. I was sure of my salvation, but I just knew there was something more. I didn’t have a clue what that something more was until I started walking out my salvation….started doing … Continue reading Saved But Not Satisfied
What is so good about this Friday in history…the most, undoubtedly, shameful Friday in all of history? Well, of course, it is the day that Jesus Christ gave his life up for us so that we all could stand in right standing with God. Without the blood covering of Christ, we could not have a relationship with God or eternal salvation. God’s character is such … Continue reading Holy Week: Day 6: Good Friday
Ah, Maundy Thursday, the day set aside to remember and reflect the Last Supper. I can’t help but think….What was going on in Jesus’ mind? These thirteen men have just spent the last three years ministering side by side. The stories, the laughter, and maybe even tears these men must have shared. Now, not only is that coming to an end, but one will betray … Continue reading Holy Week: Day 5: The Last Supper
Holy Week: Day 4: Wednesday What did Jesus do this Holy Wednesday? Honestly, nobody knows with 100% certainty! It is commonly believed Jesus rested this day. After all, he did have a busy Tuesday. However, there is a good chance that we don’t know as much as we think we do: Luke 21:37-38 (NIV): Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he … Continue reading Holy Week: Day 4: Wednesday
Holy Week: Day 3: Tuesday (con’t) To say Jesus taught a lot during His last Tuesday (of his earthly ministry) is an UNDERSTATMENT!!!! And, yes, while it is a lot to taken in; it is very important. Warning Against the Teachers of the Law Mark 12:38-40 ; Matthew 23:1- 40: Boy did Jesus ever let those Pharisees have it! It is not hard to see the righteous … Continue reading Holy Week: Day Three: Tuesday Teachings (Part 2 of 2)