To Dream, Again

I’ve never really been one for making New Year’s resolutions. I know me, and the whole “New Year, New You” thing is not going to be enough motivation to help me change anything about myself that my head and heart aren’t ready for…no matter what day of the year it is. Back when I was…

Where I Belong

Have you ever been in the presence of someone who just gets you? Someone who just seems to understand where you’re coming from, no matter what you say or do? It’s as though they know you better than you know yourself. And when you are with them, walls can come down. Masks can be removed….

The Reality Is…

Today, I would just like to encourage anyone who may be struggling with something. Take a few moments to read and meditate on Psalm 27: The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance…

CHIPS

It seems, these days, that a lot of us are walking around with a chip on our shoulder. At some time in our lives, we were treated unfairly or we feel we weren’t afforded the same opportunities as someone who (we perceive) is doing better than we are, in life. However, when we are secure…

YOU are Holy

Did you know that you can be holy? for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16 I’m guessing that you probably don’t feel all that holy. I know I certainly don’t. I can probably think of half a dozen ways I was unholy just this morning…and it’s only 9:30am! I…

Waiting…

Today, I would like to talk a little bit about waiting. God has a purpose and a plan for every person He has created. God will place a longing in us – a call – that fills us with hope and drives us forward. Sometimes He gives us a glimpse (a prophecy; a dream; a…

Faith and the Holy Spirit

Last time, I talked about settling God’s TRUTH in our heart so that we can maintain our true identity, even in difficult times. Today, I would like to talk about faith and relying on the Holy Spirit. Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of…

Settle It

When it comes to our identity, and trusting in who we are in Christ, there are a lot of opportunities to get distracted. Opposing messages come from the enemy; the world; even our own mind. This is why it is ESSENTIAL to be in the Word – everyday. We need to know what God’s Word…

Pure Joy

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds… James 1:2 Say what, now? Pure joy? Trials of many kinds?! I used to hope this was a typo. I have to admit, I used to struggle with reading that I was supposed to consider it a joy to face…

What’s My Motivation?

Hi Everyone! I’m back. I didn’t post for a couple of days because I was overwhelmed and tired. I was preparing for family coming into town on top of our regular October boost in activity. As much as I had hoped to post everyday in October, I realized the pressure and stress to get a…