FAll is A Season for Change

The wind rustles through the trees, delivering the first burst of cool weather. Fall is my favorite season. I love seeing the greens and oranges, and hearing the crispy leaves underfoot.  The smell of burning fireplace embers replace the savory meats that cooked on outdoor grills. There’s something special about Fall. The change in season… [Read More]

Podcast Link – Tips to Enhance your Devotional Time

The “Hanging out with Jesus” podcast is now posted. You can listen anytime at your convenience. Once it goes live it is always available. This is a time of actual practice as we work through a devotion together. So come prepared with your Bible and notepad and expect quiet moments. Here is the link: devotional… [Read More]

“Hanging Out With Jesus”

On June 25th, I’m joining Lyvita Brooks on her Podcast Hanging Out with Jesus. Together we will discuss how to invigorate your devotional time. Based on my recent book, Consider the Birds – Reflections to Make You Soar, we’ll talk about how the beauty of nature organically causes you to slow down and reflect. You’ll… [Read More]

The Covid-19 Position

Schools close, businesses halt, the Dow plunges, international travel is reduced, and most people isolate. While social distancing takes hold, the birds act as if nothing has happened. And why not? Because nothing in their world has changed. ­­­ The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Heb 13:8…. [Read More]

THE CHRISTMAS TREE

For many people, Christmastime is a season that is cold, busy, and demanding. One they would rather forget than embrace. Between parties, spending, and uncomfortable family gatherings, their joy is overshadowed by grief. Thank God for the Christmas Tree! Its decorated beauty can illuminate our path to Merry and Bright. The Christmas Tree is: ~A… [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]

THE FOUR “I WILLS”

On a Thursday at sundown, thousands of years ago, Jesus reclined with his disciples to share a final meal; we remember it as The Last Supper. Rich in meaning and detail, it signified the coming of a New Covenant.  And He took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “This is My… [Read More]

Resolutions Versus Reasonable Goals

Congratulations! You did it. The admirable goals you set in 2017 have all been met. You lost the weight, improved your finances, built relationships, finished a project, and embarked on a long standing dream. You are part of the 8% who made New Year’s resolutions and kept them all. I however, fall into the 92%… [Read More]

THE BREAD OF LIFE

Imagine Christ, his arms outstretched, welcoming all who would come. That’s what I see when I look at the entrance of our new food pantry location. The double doors open out from the center reaching into the community. We have moved to our church building from a property located miles away. A special Spirit resides within this place…. [Read More]