Motivation & Motives… the why behind the what.


So you are doing something, do you know or understand your motivation and motives? Do you realize the why you are doing something? the why you want to do something? the why you hadn't already been doing something? So what is the reason? Did it require an incentive? Did it require a stimulus? Did it … Continue reading Motivation & Motives… the why behind the what.

News… what’s in it for you?


What comes to mind when you think of the NEWS? Is it timing? The morning NEWS, the mid-day NEWS, the end of day NEWS, or the late night NEWS? Is it categorized? Top NEWS, Political NEWS, Business NEWS, Money NEWS, Medical NEWS, Local NEWS, Regional NEWS, National NEWS, Global NEWS, Sports NEWS, Scientific NEWS, Technological … Continue reading News… what’s in it for you?

United — It takes 3 times some times to get the message


Acts 11 Preached by Pastor Steve Jamison 'The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him and said, “You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.” Starting from the beginning, … Continue reading United — It takes 3 times some times to get the message

Don’t overcomplicate it, keep it simple!


Faced with a situation do you try to break it down into its simplest parts? Faced with a problem do you try to break into simple parts? Face with a crisis do you stop, be still and evaluate, and then lean in on God for instructions, directions, wisdom, and discernment to help you get through … Continue reading Don’t overcomplicate it, keep it simple!

Where are you at today? Do you know what to do? Could it be to be still?


Are things too busy? Are things too confusing? Are things too tiring? Are things too out of control? Are you trying to figure it out on your own? Are you trying to solve it in your own power? Are you trying to get it done your way? Are you trying to handle it by yourself? … Continue reading Where are you at today? Do you know what to do? Could it be to be still?

What’s in a name?


Is it just a label or is it more than that? Is it saying something about who you are? Is it saying something about where you are from? Is it saying something about what you will become? Is your name something that makes people smile? Is your name something that makes people hopeful? Is your … Continue reading What’s in a name?

What do you have? Where did you get it? Is it good?


What do you have? Ever considered what you have? Not comparing to others but just reflecting on what you have? Are you appreciative of what you have? Are you content with what you have? Don't allow selfish desires like greed to take root! It's ok to set goals and targets. It's ok to have desires! … Continue reading What do you have? Where did you get it? Is it good?

What are you sowing? You realize the fruit is based on the seed, right?


Ever heard the saying you "you reap what you sow"? Your actions dictate the consequences. If someone reaps what they sow, they suffer or benefit as a result of their own actions. So how will you choose to live your life? What are you sowing? What are you planting in your life and the life of those you come in contact with? What are your intentions and motives that will take root from that seed? … Continue reading What are you sowing? You realize the fruit is based on the seed, right?

Ever been challenged or confused by the word paradigm?


I remember seeing it and wondering how you pronounce it. Once I heard the word, I wouldn't have thought that would be how you spell it. Once you know then you know that paradigm is pronounced perəˌdīm. Once you get past that challenge then it becomes more of a what does it mean and how … Continue reading Ever been challenged or confused by the word paradigm?

How do you know when it is the right thing to do?


Is it when you think you have a great idea? Is it when you think you have it all figured out? Is it when you become too outspoken? Is it when you start acting like you are larger than life? Is it when you are convinced that your wisdom is so incredible even when the … Continue reading How do you know when it is the right thing to do?

Don’t compartmentalize your life!


How many versions of you are there? How many ways do you live? Is there one of you or does it depend on where you are at in the moment? Do you change based on which compartments are available to you? Do you divide your life into sections or categories? Do you divide your life … Continue reading Don’t compartmentalize your life!

Change for the better. What would it take?


Would things have to go well? Would things have to go poorly? Would it take a catastrophic event? Would it take an incredible discovery? Would it take some catalyst for change? Would it take some type of change agent? Would it require you catching a clear vision? Would it require someone coming alongside you and … Continue reading Change for the better. What would it take?

Are you on the right diet?


It's interesting the number and types of diets there are out there. Each of them has their pros and cons. Each of them comes with rules and regulations. Some include food and others just give you instructions. Some are without side effects and others come with warnings. Some need you to include an exercise program … Continue reading Are you on the right diet?

Is the hump in the week always on Wednesday?


When you consider your week, is Wednesday the high point aka the hump? When you consider your week, do you schedule it so that Wednesday is the high point aka the hump-day? When you consider your week, what makes it feel like you are going up hill vs down hill? When you consider your week, … Continue reading Is the hump in the week always on Wednesday?

Are you in it for now or for the long run?


Is it just a seasonal thing? Is it permanent? Is it temporary type of thing? Is it longer term? Are you pursuing your own gains? Are you seeking the serve others? Are you following God's Word? Are you following God's lead? Are you investing in something that will give a return now? Are you investing … Continue reading Are you in it for now or for the long run?

What’s your thoughts on the TRUTH?


How do you feel about absolute truth? How do you respond to the truth? How do you communicate the truth? How do you give it? How do you receive it? Is it like in the movie A Few Good Men where you think "you can't handle the truth" and so you modify it or sugar … Continue reading What’s your thoughts on the TRUTH?

United – One in Heart & Mission (Acts 9:1-19)


by Pastor Steve Jamison (https://youtu.be/rGxGVmeLN8Y) Acts 9 'Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them … Continue reading United – One in Heart & Mission (Acts 9:1-19)

Trust is better than belief…


Ever looked into what trust is? Looking up the definition, Oxford Dictionary tells us that TRUST means: NOUNtrust (noun) · trusts (plural noun)firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. "relations have to be built on trust" · "they have been able to win the trust of the others"synonyms: confidence · belief · faith · freedom from suspicion/doubt · sureness · certainty · certitude · assurance · conviction · credence · relianceantonyms: distrust · mistrust · scepticismacceptance of … Continue reading Trust is better than belief…

So why are you doing it? What are your motives?


Do you remember what it was that got you started? What the motivation was for stepping up or stepping into it? Why do you care about kids? Why do you care about abused, abandoned, and neglected kids? Why do you care to go to camp? Why do you care to run camps? What is your … Continue reading So why are you doing it? What are your motives?

Does your reputation need a rebrand?


When you think about your reputation what comes to mind? What do people believe about you? What do people think about you? What habits do they believe you have? What characteristics do they believe you have? Does it line up with who you want to be? Does it align with who God wants you to … Continue reading Does your reputation need a rebrand?