Remember the Future, Live Fearlessly

I borrowed this saying from church last night: Remember the future, live fearlessly. Easier said than done, but when we realize what our future is as Christians, we can truly can live fearlessly. We remember who’s world this is. It’s not ours. It’s not the governments. One bad news report can often make us fearContinue reading “Remember the Future, Live Fearlessly”

Refuse to give the enemy his victory

I’ve often wondered what it would be like if life didn’t come with trials.  What if life was all candy and roses?  What if we could live life without the suffering of illness and loss?  Or live without the stresses of work and paying bills?  What if our children were perfect and never gave usContinue reading “Refuse to give the enemy his victory”

Putting God in a Box

I was blind and now I can see!   John 9 brings us the story of Jesus healing the blind man.  Let’s step back to this time.  We meet a man that has been blind since birth.  He undoubtedly had heard that Jesus was in the area.  I’m sure he had heard of the miraclesContinue reading “Putting God in a Box”

Do Something Amazing in Your Day

The Lord replied, ‘Look at the nations and be amazed!  Watch and be astounded at what I will do!  For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it.’  -Habakkuk 1:5 These words were spoken to the prophet Habakkuk when he cried out to GodContinue reading “Do Something Amazing in Your Day”

God Speaks to us to Deepen Relationships

This was the message recently at our church, that God speaks to us not to impart some special wisdom or knowledge, not to just tell us what we need to do….but to deepen his relationship with us.  God speaks to us in so many ways, but he will find the most effective way to communicate withContinue reading “God Speaks to us to Deepen Relationships”

A Plan for Success

I’ve noticed that some of my recent posts provide some good biblical advice, however, they are also things that I struggle with and need to work on myself.  Those of you that are new to reading this blog, may wonder where the name for my blog comes from, Exceptional Christian.  It is most certainly NOTContinue reading “A Plan for Success”

2 Timothy 1:7 – Be a fearless Christian

I struggle at times with sharing publicly my beliefs.  Sure I write this blog, but it’s easy to hide behind this computer screen and not have to face anyone directly.  I’ve spoken in front of groups and classes at our church, but despite my discomfort speaking in front of crowds, that wasn’t even that badContinue reading “2 Timothy 1:7 – Be a fearless Christian”

Things to Do During Challenging Times

Everyone of us will walk through challenging times in our lives…..over and over to be sure.  It may be a temporary challenge that lasts only minutes.  Or it could be a lifelong challenge that plagues us throughout our days here on earth.   No matter what it is, it can seem the most important thingContinue reading “Things to Do During Challenging Times”