Have you stopped to Consider the Birds?

This year has brought significant change. For me it meant rest and reflection, seeking the presence of the Lord. At first, I resisted the idea of slowing down, uncertain whether I was hearing from Spirit or Flesh. But my surrender came in the most unusual way … watching a graceful hawk soar through the skies…. [Read More]

Give Thanks To God

Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of  God for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:19 November opens the door to a special season. A time for family and friends to give thanks to God. On this special day, our family spends time around the table sharing the blessings of each… [Read More]

A Season of Change

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called . . . . And he went out, not knowing where he was going. —Hebrews 11:8 In a popular hit song, Andy Williams names Christmas as “the most wonderful time of the year.” But not for me! Nothing awakens my senses like the season of Fall. I… [Read More]

Preparation and Obedience

“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 My morning was rushed, due to a friend’s call for prayer. I multi-tasked, raced out the door and arrived at my destination in record time. I was driving to a farm that supplies our food pantry… [Read More]

Time Is Not Ours To Decide

Death exemplifies how fleeting life is and how abruptly it can end. It’s a somber reminder that we are not in control. We are not guaranteed tomorrow or even our next breath. It’s hard to believe life can end at any time. When we lose friends unexpectedly, we are harshly reminded that time is not… [Read More]

Boasting and Beating

Two extremes are at work in society today, boasting and beating. Boasting comes through exaggeration and self-promotion, and is propagated via social media, in the workplace, and anywhere people tend to congregate. The beating surfaces in more intimate settings: among friends, in small groups, and in conversations we have with ourselves. The more we do… [Read More]

Lessons from Noah

But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark.  And He sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. Genesis 8:1 But God remembered Noah? Had he forgotten about  Noah along the way? Did distractions cause God to forget His own plan for… [Read More]

EXERCISE TRUST NOT FEAR

Wow, it has been a busy month filled with praises, blessings, and trials. But what worthwhile endeavor comes without its challenges? When we step out in faith, even though the way forward is scary, we learn to trust God. We have to…because we don’t know how it will all end. In the space of a… [Read More]

KINTSUGI FROM BROKEN TO BEAUTIFUL

Pain from the past can hinder our ability to move forward in a positive way. Although it is hard to completely forget about situations that have harmed us, it is essential in order to thrive. Yet for many people, their default when things are not going well, is to blame past circumstances. This puts the… [Read More]

How To Accomplish Your Goals in the New Year

The New Year is well underway. Ideas are stirring for growth and opportunity because a new year represents new hope. Will your plans come to pass or fizzle out as the weeks go by? Whether it’s better health, more time with the Lord, developing an idea, or rekindling an old friendship… it requires motivation. Motivation is… [Read More]