What Can We Do?

My goodness! There are LOTS of stressors in the world right now! I look at the headlines from the last week–Political turmoil (what else is new?), Weather turmoil (Hurricane Florence is coming ashore as I write, with 3 ‘named’ storms churning out at sea and Super Typhoon Mangkhut is heading toward China and the Philippines); Gunmen […]

Keys to Faith and Boldness

Last weekend, we had a group of young adults over at our house for a time of fun, food, and fellowship. Our ‘New Generation’ group has been a great addition to our church. Those young people who’ve graduated from High School and are moving on to college and careers need ‘a place to belong’…as we […]

YOUR Motivation For Living

WHY? That is one question that we all answer, every day…although sometimes unconsciously. WHY do you do What you do? Simon Sinek wrote an excellent book about this, Start With Why, and the premise is simple: If you’re going to lead people well, (including yourself) you need to…’start with Why’? Why should I do what you […]

The Test

How do you know if something is ‘legit’? How do you know if you can trust a person–a teacher, a boss, a politician, a minister? Is it possible to know, for example, whether or not a Church or ‘religious organization’ is the ‘real deal’ or not? Is there a ‘litmus test’?   Actually, there is! […]

Did Jesus Really ‘Mean’ It?

When Jesus was starting his public ministry, early on He went to His hometown of Nazareth. He went to the synagogue, and offered to read. The scroll of the Prophet Isaiah was handed to Him, and He found the spot where he read… “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,     for he has anointed me to […]

Invitation

You know that feeling– The feeling you get when you go to the mailbox to get your mail and find something unexpected? Not your typical bills and junk mail, but an envelope with your name on it that looks like a card, or an invitation?   You drop the other stuff on the counter, and […]

Boldly Follow God’s Call!

You want to follow God, right? You want to know His will and do it. You want to listen for His voice, then follow. …and you assume that your family and friends want to support you in doing so…right? Not necessarily. For sure, most of us have family members or friends who will support us […]