As I started my day it was interesting to get the following verse as the Bible App's Verse of the Day: 'Jesus said to him, “[You say to Me,] ‘If You can?’ All things are possible for the one who believes and trusts [in Me]!” ' Mark 9:23 Even as I saw that another verse … Continue reading Facing a challenge? Are you setup for success? Are you setup to get it done?
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?
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?
Is it because you are trying to go it alone? Is it because you think you have to do it alone? Is it because you think you are alone? Do you realize there are others who can help carry the load? Do you realize that there are others who are willing and able to share … Continue reading Is the stress you are feeling related to trying to go it alone?
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?
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…
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?
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?
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!
Imagine gliding across the water at up to 26 MPH, bobbing, weaving, turning, and getting to see amazing things like alligators, turtles, and many varieties of birds. Reeds flying by, water splashing up from time to time. Exhilarating and amazing adventure where you can't see where you are going but the drive is able to … Continue reading Are you walking? Are you running? Are you gliding? Are you bobbing? Are you weaving? Are you spinning?
It may not have been easy. It may not have been direct. It may have required pain and betrayal. It may have required shaping and adversity. It may have required building trust. It may have required time for you to realize He is dependable. Now that you believe. Now that you are ready. Now is … Continue reading Now that you believe. Now that you are ready. It is time to get it done!
Do you realize that you can be blessed even when the right way is hard? Do you realize that you can be blessed even when the right way is riddled with struggles? Do you realize that you can be blessed when the right way is littered with trouble? Do you realize that you can be … Continue reading Do you realize how you will be blessed by doing things the right way?
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!
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…
So what do you do when change is at hand? What do you do when a new beginning is here? What do you do when a new challenge comes your way? Are you a glass half full or half empty type of person? Do you consider it a new opportunity to learn and grow? Do … Continue reading New beginnings. New challenges.
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?
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?
Facing a rough time? Facing a challenging time? Facing a difficult time? What are you going to do? Where are you going to turn? How are you going to respond? Where will your hope come from? Where will you get strength to carry on? Today's reading comes from Psalm 97 as a good place to … Continue reading Facing a difficult time?
In this life we will have challenges. We can know this but are we preparing ourselves for them? Are we doing the right things so that we can be ready? Are we doing the right things so that we can survive them? Are we doing the right things so that we aren't thrown off course … Continue reading Challenges of life…
Take a look at history and watch the pendulum swing... Good Obedience Aligned Right evil disobedience misaligned wrong Throughout history we watch civilization align with God and then rebel against God. We see people and societies whose predecessors followed God get too comfortable and then take for granted the way things are not realizing the … Continue reading The pendulum of life…