Author: Farmer Phil

Did you catch that? Are you paying attention?

Did you catch that? Are you paying attention?


Have you been paying attention to what is going on? Have you been paying attention to what is being taught? Have you been paying attention to what truths and what deception have been spoken? Are you standing on a firm foundation? Are you putting your hope and trust in the right thing(s)? Are you putting … Continue reading Did you catch that? Are you paying attention?

Are you willing to cross the street to make a difference?

Are you willing to cross the street to make a difference?


Last night I had the blessing to get to help with online church where the story of the Good Samaritan has been the scripture for the series titled Unchartered Territory. It was interesting to learn how when we don't get to the root of a problem and address it how it can amplify and fester … Continue reading Are you willing to cross the street to make a difference?

Words have power. Words have value. Words matter.

Words have power. Words have value. Words matter.


Do you hear me? Even though my words are written here do you feel what I am saying is true? Words have the power to build up and to tear down. Words have value and it is up to us how to increase the value by using them properly. We see this through God’s Word … Continue reading Words have power. Words have value. Words matter.

What song keeps playing in your head this morning?

What song keeps playing in your head this morning?


Ever found that you wake up and even though it isn't playing on the radio or around your house the song keeps playing as though on loop or repeat in your head? This morning for me the lyrics "you keep hope alive, you keep hope alive, Jesus you are alive" continues to play in my … Continue reading What song keeps playing in your head this morning?

Let’s be compassionate to the people God puts in our paths today!

Let’s be compassionate to the people God puts in our paths today!


Let’s feel love for them. Let’s fell kindness for them. Let’s be responsive to their situation and needs. Let’s be tender hearted towards them. It is interesting how God gives us such a commandment of how to live life as we find in Luke 6:36 which says: “So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate) … Continue reading Let’s be compassionate to the people God puts in our paths today!

Take a look around is there anything you think should be gotten rid of?

Take a look around is there anything you think should be gotten rid of?


What about malice, do you think you should rid yourself of any and all spite, hostility, ill will, ill feeling, hate, bitterness, vindictiveness, vengefulness, and evil intentions? What about deceit, do you think you should rid yourself of any and all fraud, cheating, tricking, deviousness, bluffing, lying, crookedness, hoax, ruse, swindle, and con? What about … Continue reading Take a look around is there anything you think should be gotten rid of?

When you pray do you believe?

When you pray do you believe?


My trust and hope are in Jesus and His power and promises. God is good all the time. He takes what the enemy means for evil and turns it for good. God is love. God is light and there is no darkness in Him. It is so amazing to see how God can insert Himself … Continue reading When you pray do you believe?

Hope even in the midst of grief.

Hope even in the midst of grief.


Do you have hope no matter what happens? Do you have hope in the midst of having to suffer for a little while? Do you have hope that goes beyond your situation and circumstance? Where does your hope come from? Jesus is my hope, no matter what, because in his great mercy he has given … Continue reading Hope even in the midst of grief.

Why are you willing to do it?

Why are you willing to do it?


You've been given a direction and it is different from the way things have been. How will you decide if you will go that way or not? How will you determine if that is the right direction? How will you know if that is the way you are supposed to go? Will you turn to … Continue reading Why are you willing to do it?

The Plan…

The Plan…


With everything that you have gone through in 2020, and a new beginning in September what’s the plan? We understand that we can make a plan and God will guide our steps. We understand we can’t lose hope because this race we are running is tiring us out because if we can’t run when men … Continue reading The Plan…

Do you understand?

Do you understand?


So you get told something and then asked if you understand what they are saying. Do you understand what they are saying? Yes. Do you understand how that works? Not so much based on a bunch of other things you know. So you understand what they are saying and if you take the stance that … Continue reading Do you understand?

What to do?

What to do?


It’s new and gathering information can help frame things. It’s new and the parameters are vague. It’s new and it is up to you to define it. It’s new and it requires that the management chain agree and are aligning or in alignment. How can you do it? How can you scope it? How deep … Continue reading What to do?

Do you realize that how you treat others matters?

Do you realize that how you treat others matters?


Do you engage others out of unconditional love? Do you engage others with respect? Do you engage others from a position of humility? Do you recognize them for who they are and how important they are to you and to God? Are you a giver, being supportive and generous to others? Are you playing your … Continue reading Do you realize that how you treat others matters?

At a crossroads? Wondering how you can choose? Trust God rather than leaning on your own understanding!

At a crossroads? Wondering how you can choose? Trust God rather than leaning on your own understanding!


As today begins and the direction is seemingly becoming clear, don’t worry. Cast your worries, cares, and anxieties upon he Lord because He cares for you. Take hold of God’s Word where the verse for today is: “[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in … Continue reading At a crossroads? Wondering how you can choose? Trust God rather than leaning on your own understanding!

Do you want to be a leader?

Do you want to be a leader?


What do you think it takes to be a good leader? How do you think you need to live in order to be a good leader? Are you above reproach? Are you faithful to your wife? Are you temperate? Are you self-controlled? Are you respectable? Are you hospitable? Are you able to teach? Are you … Continue reading Do you want to be a leader?