Do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear)

2 Corinthians 4:16

As the week begins let’s start it off on the right foot. Let’s fill ourselves up with the Holy Spirit by spending time in God’s Word. Let’s remove any barriers by dealing with any issues or concerns up front. Let’s not allow bitterness nor anger nor frustration be our drivers or motivation as we start… Continue reading Do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear)

Do Good to All!


Do you realize that all means everyone? Do you realize that all means the people you get along with and those you don't? Do you realize that all means the people who treat you right and the ones who don't? Do you realize that all means the people you know and the people you don't?… Continue reading Do Good to All!

What starts fights and quarrels among you?

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?

Ever heard the words "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times"? Ever considered what is taking place on this planet right now and all the good and amazing things that are taking place? Ever considered what is taking place on this planet right now and all the evil, the pain,… Continue reading What starts fights and quarrels among you?

Finish the week strong!


Do not grow weary in doing good! Do not grow weary in doing what is right! Do not grow weary in doing what is well! Get filled up this morning before you start your day so that by the power of God, the filling of the Spirit, and the Word of God, you will be… Continue reading Finish the week strong!

Do not give up!


This morning my day started with two things - a song playing in my head and a message from Galatians 6:9. The song keeps playing "There’s nothing that our God can’t do There’s not a prison wall He can’t break through Oh praise the name That makes a way There’s nothing that our God can’t… Continue reading Do not give up!

Difficult but necessary conversations?

Difficult but Necessary conversations

What if people seemed to be trying to look superior by using words that others didn't understand? What if people seemed to be downplaying or ignoring others input and feedback in various communication channels? What if people seemed to be excluding others from the plan or the conversation and then anything that came out of… Continue reading Difficult but necessary conversations?

Do you realize when the timing is right?


Have you been given the power and the authority you need to answer the call? Have you been given the power and the authority you need to go and do what you have been assigned? Have you been given the tasks and purpose for what you are about to do? Was it a call like… Continue reading Do you realize when the timing is right?

It has been a while… are you ready to reach out and meet new people?


The people who know you, know you and you need to continue to strengthen those relationships. There are a bunch of people you haven't met before because it has been 2 years since you last visited. So will you make time to spread joy and welcome to them in your busy day? Notice I didn't… Continue reading It has been a while… are you ready to reach out and meet new people?

Finish the week strong!

Finish the race

It's amazing when the week kicked off learning about the how things happened over many previous months and how vision leaks and as it leaks it opens people up to critics and naysayers. It's amazing how it can jump start your week and change your entire attitude when you put your focus back on making… Continue reading Finish the week strong!

Aha – let’s consider the voices that have gotten into your head and made you start to question and doubt things…


Last night during service on the topic of Nehemiah 4, a few big questions hit me and concepts spoke to me. What if people were getting angry and incensed because of your progress or success? What if people were starting to speak down to you, ridicule you and mock you out of their anger and… Continue reading Aha – let’s consider the voices that have gotten into your head and made you start to question and doubt things…

Is there anything you would add? would remove? would change?


Are you content with where you are at? Are you satisfied with where you are at? Would you add anything to your plate? Would you remove anything from your plate? Would change anything? Now before you answer that ... what if you knew there was a change coming that could obliterate everything as it is… Continue reading Is there anything you would add? would remove? would change?

Do you need to be involved with everything?


Do you need to be involved in everything? What if it is what you have been doing for years and a new person comes in and starts wanting to change thing? What if it is what you have owned? It might be better or it might just cause more angst with others who depend on… Continue reading Do you need to be involved with everything?

Amid it all, what will you believe and where will you turn?


The Story of Job. - Day 28 Look to understand where you are at. Remember your value to God and to others. Remember what your true motivation really is. Are you doing it for the money or because it is a calling? Are you doing it for prestige or because God told you to? Are… Continue reading Amid it all, what will you believe and where will you turn?

Ever had people try to explain what is going on to you?


The Story of Job. – Day 25 Ever been in a situation where you are wondering what just happened? Or how did I get here? Ever had people who say they are your friends try to tell you their thoughts on why or how you got into this situation? Ever had people who say they… Continue reading Ever had people try to explain what is going on to you?

Will you go beyond doing what is right to getting rid of what is wrong?


Do you think just doing what is right in your own life is enough? Do you think making sure that your behavior and attitude are good is enough? Do you think your actions and your responses are enough? What about the things around you that are wrong? Are you willing to speak up and speak… Continue reading Will you go beyond doing what is right to getting rid of what is wrong?