Risk!

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 ESV “If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not growing” Unknown The absolute truth in my life is I’ve learned more from my failures than my successes. Comfortable? No. Apologies needed? Many times. Embarrassed? More times than IContinue reading “Risk!”

Kindness

“Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?” Romans 2:4 NLT “How we treat others defines who we are.” Unknown Hope you find the following little “dog experience” I sharedContinue reading “Kindness”

Pressure!

Who are you under pressure? “ In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very natureof a servant, being made in human likeness. And being foundContinue reading “Pressure!”

Let Freedom Ring!

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore, keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 NASB “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams Excellent words! Life-giving words! Truth!Continue reading “Let Freedom Ring!”

Insert Name Here

“I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one (insert your name here) who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” Luke 7:28 NIV “Children are the world’s greatest recorders, but they are the worst interpreters.” Unknown We are children of theContinue reading “Insert Name Here”

Authenticity

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18 NASB “To love at all is to be vulnerable, love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sureContinue reading “Authenticity”

Damaged

Damaged “Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good.” Romans 12:21 HCSB “He who works with his hands is a laborer.He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”― Saint Francis of Assisi Other BibleContinue reading “Damaged”

Ordinary…

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 “Do not ask your childrento strive for extraordinary lives.Such striving may seemContinue reading “Ordinary…”

Ready or Not!

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, alwaysContinue reading “Ready or Not!”

Is God to Blame?

God Gets the Blame “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 NIV “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyoneContinue reading “Is God to Blame?”