Look At That!

focus  (According to Mirriam-Webster online) fo·​cus | \ ˈfō-kəs  \ plural foci\ ˈfō-​ˌsī  also  -​ˌkī \ also focuses Definition of focus 1a: a center of activity, attraction, or attention b: a point of concentration 2: directed attention  3a: direction b: a state or condition permitting clear perception or understanding  What is your ‘focus‘ these days? If you’re like most people–myself included–a major ‘focus‘ of your mind, emotions, and life have beenContinue reading “Look At That!”

Two Extremes…and a Better Answer!

Have you ever noticed that people fall into one of two extremes when some form of ‘calamity’ hits: They either Obsess about it and ‘freak out’, or they resort to Denial, and minimize the reality. What we’re seeing in response to the COVID 19 virus is a case in point. There are millions of peopleContinue reading “Two Extremes…and a Better Answer!”

When the Chaos is Rising

We all face challenges. In 2020, we are all facing a world of a certain degree of stress, difficulty, and even chaos. When the year started, we knew that, here in America, we were entering into that strange and difficult season called ‘an election year‘. For many of us that is stressful enough. We knowContinue reading “When the Chaos is Rising”

Delight!

Delight… According to Merriam-Webster Online, it’s: “A high degree of satisfaction or pleasure; extreme satisfaction. Something that gives great pleasure.” Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? It seems pretty important, then, that we seriously consider what our source of ‘delight‘ is. After all, the thing I take Delight in is often my source of motivation, stamina,Continue reading “Delight!”

Jesus In You!

This morning I had a neat experience. In my prayer time, one thing I was praying about was my frustration with myself–over my own lack of growth in some areas, my continued struggles to break through some spiritual battles, once and for all, etc. As I was praying, I believe the Holy Spirit led meContinue reading “Jesus In You!”

What Can We Count On?

Happy New Year! Happy New DECADE! Happy 2020! When I think back to what changed in the last decade, I am amazed. Cultural changes, technological changes, political changes… On a personal level, there have been family changes, budgetary changes, professional changes… Things change. That is life. Going into a new year and a new decade,Continue reading “What Can We Count On?”

For ALL People!

The Christmas story…the real one. It has nothing to do with B.B. Guns and ‘Fragile’ lamps… The TRUE Christmas story is much more powerful. Most people love it. Even those who don’t believe in Jesus understand that it’s a good story of love and the willingness of God to act on that love. It’s aContinue reading “For ALL People!”

GREAT Joy!

What brings you the greatest ‘Joy’? Notice that I didn’t say ‘happiness’–happiness can be very circumstantial and very temporary. ‘Joy‘, on the other hand, is more deep-seated and long-term. So, what brings you this deeper ‘Joy‘? For some of us, it might be something significant. Something life-changing. The birth of a child, for example. TheContinue reading “GREAT Joy!”