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?

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 being challenged, attacked, troubled, or suffering?


Does it depend you your perspective which answer you will give? Does it depend on how secure you are feeling today? Imagine if you were able to take an eternal perspective how you would see it. An eternal perspective where thanks to Jesus we know that beyond what we are going through right here and … Continue reading Are you being challenged, attacked, troubled, or suffering?

Persevere…


Don’t lose hope! Don’t give up! Trust in God! Don’t lean on your own understand! Remember that in this world you will have troubles and that you can take heart because Jesus has overcome the world. Remember to consider it pure joy when you face trials as it will build your faith as you persevere … Continue reading Persevere…

Where to go now?


As the weekend begins during this time of #StayHome and I ponder this past week, I ask myself, where do I go now? My morning started with seeing the verse of the day being from 1 Thessalonians 5:15 which said: Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what … Continue reading Where to go now?

How has your life been changed?


Ever had an incident in your life that caused change? Ever had an incident in your life that transformed? Ever had an incident that change the trajectory for the rest of your life? What about on a professional level? What about on a personal level? What about on a relational level? What about on a … Continue reading How has your life been changed?

New Day! New Week! New snow day! No matter which it is for you, put your hope and trust in God!


So getting back on schedule, getting back on task, getting back to things as we start this new year with a full week. I wake up rested after traveling thru different time zones, waking up way early in the other time zone, and dealing with the challenges of my stay while yet being able to … Continue reading New Day! New Week! New snow day! No matter which it is for you, put your hope and trust in God!

No matter the challenge, the struggle, the battle, give it up to God!


Ever been in a situation where no matter how hard you try it isn't working? Ever been in a situation where because of it you are treated like less of a person? Ever been in a situation where because of it you were being taunted, joked about, made fun of, bullied? Ever been reduced to … Continue reading No matter the challenge, the struggle, the battle, give it up to God!

Finish strong…


Ever face a really challenging time? Ever felt so exhausted you considered stopping before the end? Ever looked and weren't sure you could make it through without help from someone else? Ever had them reject or taunt you? Finish strong! Win the race! Receive the prize! --Judges 8'Then the people of Ephraim asked Gideon, “Why … Continue reading Finish strong…

Do you know where to go? Do you know where to turn?


Do you know in the midst of trials where to go or turn? Do you know in the midst of troubles where to go or turn? Do you know in the midst of challenges where to go or turn? Do you know in the midst of struggles where to go or turn? Do you know … Continue reading Do you know where to go? Do you know where to turn?

When a challenge is coming your way, how do you respond?


Do you view it as an obstacle or an opportunity? Do you view it as a pain or a purpose? Do you view it as a trial or a transformation? How do you view it? Over the years whenever I noticed in my reading Job I used to cringe wondering what was coming my way. … Continue reading When a challenge is coming your way, how do you respond?

Where do you turn in your desperation?


Are you in a tough situation? Are you in a rough situation? Are you in a troubling situation? Are you in a challenging situation? Are you in an exciting situation? Are you in a troubling situation? Are you worried? Are you getting to the end of your rope? Are you unsure what to do? Are you … Continue reading Where do you turn in your desperation?

Turbulent times…


Do you realize the impact of all that change? Do you realize that your worldview makes a difference? How you live! How you speak! How you act! What drives you! What motivates you! What leads you! What guides you! What instructs you! What corrects you! When you start going your own way and it's against … Continue reading Turbulent times…

You can have anything. What would you ask for?


How would you answer? What would you say? Are you ready? Would you ask for material things? House? Car? Clothe? Would you ask for wealth? Money? Stocks? Gold and precious metals? Would you ask for favor? Lots of friends? Lots of people you know? Would you ask for power? Control? Would you ask for peace? … Continue reading You can have anything. What would you ask for?

Do you know where to turn?


Going through hard times? Going through tough times? Going through challenging times? Going through rough times? Do you know where to turn? Do you know how to find hope? Turn to God! Trust in God! David’s Songs of Valor and Last Words 1David spoke to Adonai the words of this song in the day that … Continue reading Do you know where to turn?

How much do you trust God?


How large is your faith? How big of a challenge could you stand up to trusting in God? How far could you go if you were just running on faith? How much could you accomplish if you were just acting in faith? Don't be worried or bothered in picking up other people's stuff, but rather … Continue reading How much do you trust God?

Partial obedience isn’t obedience at all!


Can you be partially obedient? Or is that being disobedient? What part of obedience can be ignored and not make it disobedience? How could you do part of the request and not the other part and think that is good enough? Do you realize that partial obedience isn't obedience at all? Partial obedience is disobedience! … Continue reading Partial obedience isn’t obedience at all!

Even in the midst of a challenge or struggle, God can be at work.


Ever found yourself in a tough situation? Ever found yourself in a struggle? Every found yourself in a situation that was challenging or difficult? How did you move forward? How did you move on? What was your motivation? What was your hope? Where did you turn? When did you decide how to respond? How dedicated … Continue reading Even in the midst of a challenge or struggle, God can be at work.