Why Flowers Bloom

God wants us to grow. He does not want us to go through life just surviving with the bare nutrients and essentials. He wants us to thrive. Just look around at how He works. He gives flowers, shrubs and trees everything they need….. sunlight, water and soil. When all three are in balance plants give off a glory that only they can….they radiate beauty, create shade and produce sweet smells. Think if the intensely sweet smell of a rose.

Surrender to Love: David Benner

For anyone who desires to learn more about the unconditional love of God and how that love can be experienced daily: Please, Please, Please read this book. Dr. Benner has presented the love of God in such a straight forward way. God’s love for us is what truly makes transformation possible. Apart from Christ we […]

The Gift of Being Yourself: David Benner

“The Gift of Being Yourself” is an exceptional investigation of the subject of self-identity. The author, David Benner, is able to masterfully bridge the Biblical paradox of death-to-self and self-discovery. He writes, “For if we find our true self we find God, and if we find God, we find our most authentic self.” We don’t […]

Desiring God’s Will: David Benner

David G. Benner states in his epilogue that there is a difference between doing the right ‘thing’ and following the right ‘way’. It is by going the right way that our will is most aligned with God’s will for us – it is not something that is simply reducible to a list of things to […]

The Price of Progress

Progress can sometimes cause ugly results. When I saw this tree I was stunned at how deformed it was.  A once beautiful tree was now deformed and almost unrecognizable. Somewhere along the way the city decided to cut out a huge section of this tree to make room for progress.  In this case, the progress […]