What is your preference – to follow or lead?  Take a moment and think about it, a lot of us are just not satisfied in doing the following, we like to do the leading!  We’re human and at times we do want things to go our way.  But we have to realize and accept that […]

“Then the Lord’s anger was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him dead because of this. So Uzzah died right there beside the Ark of God.” 2 Samuel 6:7 My wife and I have been married for sixteen years. But, to my own embarrassment, there have been times when I have taken her for granted. […]

Dealing with family can be very challenging to say the least. Let’s face it; we all have some sort of mess in our family. No family is squeaky clean. Growing up, the way we talked to one another was normal, at least for us. I kind of knew something was different, but I couldn’t prove […]

Growing up I was jealous of a dear friend of mine. She was pretty, intelligent and rich by my youthful estimation. But what she had that I desperately wanted was a dad. Her father adored her, treated her like a princess. Whatever she needed he gladly provided. Whatever she wanted she just had to ask or […]

God wants us to remember his promises and to count on his help when we pray. Jesus wanted to raise the expectations of his disciples when he taught them how to pray. Jesus’ parable of the father feeding his son illustrates the unthinkable! Have you asked? Matthew7 7-12 Jesus said to his disciples: “Ask and […]

One day Jesus is looking within some leaves and could not find any fruit on a fig tree, for the fruit appears the same time as the leaves do on a fig tree. Jesus then SPOKE to the fig tree out loud, for The Bible tells us that the disciples heard Him.  Next Jesus and […]

Just recently – deeply engaged in a time of worship, eyes closed, hands raised, self-awareness completely torched by the grandeur of God’s glory – an image of God impressing Himself on the human canvas suddenly burst onto my mind’s consciousness. I saw what seemed like a large, spongy block, very similar to a memory foam […]

What is freedom in Christ? I’ve really been crying out for this lately. You see, this annoying whisper–and quite nasty I might add–has been constantly slipping judgmental and accusing thoughts into my ear that just won’t seem to quit. Who wouldn’t want freedom from that nasty voice, huh?  I’ve been doing everything from speaking the […]

Have to or Get to? Who knew that two simple words could change one’s mindset, perspective and approach to work and life? Just two words have the potential to enhance joy, productivity, performance and change a complaining voice to thankful heart. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ […]

What do you do when you and the person you’re dating have a disagreement? First, recognize that it’s not the end of the world; it’s okay to have a difference of opinion. Step #1, Pray before you talk about whatever the issue is, remain respectful and maintain a respectful tone. Don’t say anything that you will […]

Evangelist Billy Graham’s devotional Hope for Each Day recently sold more than 1 million copies. “Billy Graham’s message of hope is perfect for these chaotic and troubled times,” said Laura Minchew, senior vice president and publisher of HarperCollins Christian Publishing Gift Books, Tommy Nelson Children’s Books and New Media. “The devotional helps readers keep their […]

Malinda and I had dreams. They were real, tangible and obtainable as family and as a couple. We started that way. When MaLinda and I started dating 20 years ago, the first question that we asked each other was where we see ourselves in 5 years.  As the meal and the conversation progressed, we circled […]