Resilience in the Crucifixion Story: The Upper Room

Hanging tough; pushing through the pain; dealing with difficulty. Resilience. Put yourself in Jesus’s shoes. You are only a day away from the fulfillment of your earthly mission. You are in the Upper Room; the Passover meal has been prepared, and you are about to share it with your closest allies. Well, all but one,…

Whose You Are

As I watched the surf pounding the beach today, I couldn’t help but admire its resilience. Waves come ashore every few seconds, originating from only God knows where. With every undulation, they take something from the beach; yet every wave leaves something behind. Every encounter leaves the beach a little different. Sometimes worse off; other…

Sowing a Seed

This text was yesterday’s Verse of the Day, and it stuck with me. There are certain expectations when it comes to growing crops. An investment on the part of the farmer is expected. He or she invests time, money and other resources in hopes of reaping a bountiful harvest. Should life be any different? A…

Do You Remember?

It is #ThrowbackThursday so we’re going to talk about first loves. No, it is not what you’re thinking. I am not asking you to walk down memory lane, pining over the one that got away. I am talking about when you first found God. You know the feeling I’m talking about? That bowled-over, awestruck, humbled…

Washed Clean

Many Christians have prayed this prayer of David’s. In fact, you and I have probably uttered our own versions of it. The question is whether we BELIEVE that God will do what we ask. The enemy would love us to believe that He won’t; that we have done too much wrong, that our sins are…

Thinking Man…or Woman

The mind is a terrible thing to waste. How many times have you heard that saying? Do you believe it? Well consider our thoughts, what do we spend our time thinking about? Hands up, if you are always thinking happy, productive and positive thoughts! On the other hand, does this sound familiar? You wake up…

Who needs Whom?

Sometimes we act as though spending time with God, or doing something to advance His mission is doing HIM a favor! We rattle off a quick prayer when we can spare the tine, or we go to church for a couple of hours and feel that we’ve “checked that box” for the week. Let’s get…