If I Say Yes, What Am I Saying No To?

“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? Luke 14:28 NIV “Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” Josh Billings IfContinue reading “If I Say Yes, What Am I Saying No To?”

Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

“I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.” Psalm 116:17 NLT “Give thanks in everything, for this is the will of God toward you in Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5:18 Berean Bible “If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, it will beContinue reading “Sacrifice of Thanksgiving”

Quick! Fix Me!

“And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9 NASB “The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become — because he made us. He invented all the different people that you and I wereContinue reading “Quick! Fix Me!”

You are Precious

“Since you are precious in My sight, since you are honored and I love you, I will give other people in your place and other nations in exchange for your life.” Isaiah 43:4 NASB “Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”Continue reading “You are Precious”

Hoarding

Hoarding Wounds From the Past “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Matthew 6:20 NIV “Count your blessings, not your problems. Count your own blessings, not someone else’s. Remember that jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessingsContinue reading “Hoarding”

A Personal God

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and eat with him, and he with me” Revelation 3:20 NIV “God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.” – Tony Evans AContinue reading “A Personal God”

Try Hard (Don’t Make it)

“Stop striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NASB “Belief in God and trusting God—the difference is enormous!” The Christian life is difficult. The non-Christian life is difficult. For the Christian, suffering is only for a time-a moment comparedContinue reading “Try Hard (Don’t Make it)”

Boredom or Threshold?

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 “Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored.” ~ Wayne Dyer Boredom is a great enemy of black sheep types. I don’t need to explain. JustContinue reading “Boredom or Threshold?”

Fire Your Parents

“Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,” Matthew 6:8-9 NIV “So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers orContinue reading “Fire Your Parents”

Born Backwards

Feelings… “For you, LORD, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling” Psalm 116:8 NIV “Sometimes we are called to proclaim God’s love even when we are not yet fully able to live it.” Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey I was born backwards, you know, butt first. I’ve beenContinue reading “Born Backwards”