Intentionally Bless Someone Every Day

As we prepare for this Christmas season, it will be easy to get caught up in the secular meaning of Christmas. To prepare for family gatherings, to go shopping and make sure we have gifts for everyone. We spend a ton of time decorating our houses. Many believers will take the time to attend theContinue reading “Intentionally Bless Someone Every Day”

Blessed to be a Blessing

A common saying around our church is “We are blessed to be a blessing.”  God showers blessings on His people not so we can keep those blessings all for ourselves, but so we can bless others.   Blessing others is enlightening and brings such joy to me personally, it helps me look for opportunities whereContinue reading “Blessed to be a Blessing”

Roaring like a lion

This past week has been a lesson in the meaning of this Christmas season and a show of the love of Christ.  Near a small town 30 minutes from my home, there is a small village instead another.  One made of tents and inhabited by those that are living on the margins of society.  God ledContinue reading “Roaring like a lion”

While we were sinners, Christ STILL died for us.

A favorite verse of mine is: But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.  – Romans 5:8 Notice what isn’t said in that verse.  It doesn’t mention that Christ died only for the clean or the healthy, it doesn’t mention that he diedContinue reading “While we were sinners, Christ STILL died for us.”

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”

Year of Thanksgiving

As we begin this week where we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, I see many participating in the week-long (or some do month long) posts of what we are thankful for.  I propose we do this year round, each and every day.  Why not?  We have so much to be thankful for.  In thisContinue reading “Year of Thanksgiving”

Thanking God for One of the Greatest Gifts

God gives us many gifts and blessings throughout our lives.  Starting with the gift of salvation right down to the gift of a beautiful day.  The gift I want to acknowledge and thank the Lord for today, is the gift he gave to me 22 years ago today….my wife. My wife Holly and I startedContinue reading “Thanking God for One of the Greatest Gifts”

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”

A Christmas Blessing

As I had my morning coffee this Christmas Eve, I was reading through some news sites and blogs and was amazed at what I saw, news about retailers sales figures this Christmas, the latest news about the A&E and Duck Dynasty controversy, Planned Parenthood releases a 12 days of contraception video (really???!).  I saw blogContinue reading “A Christmas Blessing”