One day while driving home from a meeting, as I approached the top of a hill, I was suddenly face-to-face with blinding sunlight. Everything became hazy with a yellow tint. In an instant, I was unable to see the normal colors of the world around me – everything was a goldish blur as the sun […]
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.
By Billy Graham: Chapter by chapter, Graham leads us on a journey in faith. We learn about God and his purpose for our lives; who Jesus is and what he has done for us. We are reminded of the things God has given us to live successfully: the Bible, the privilege of prayer, fellowship and […]
Mitch started down a road of not belonging, sadness and strife when he started smoking marijuana in high school and later dealing to earn enough money to smoke himself. Mitch’s life got increasing uneasy and in a state of depression and then he turned to God.
After getting into repeated trouble in high school, Brian was kicked out of his home and lived out of his car and at friend’s houses. He grew to hate the “together” families of his friends and more and more anger built inside.
Because we live in a broken world, there’s no lack of fear to go around: Fear of getting laid off Fear of the burden of debt Fear of sickness Fear of crime Fear of losing a spouse Fear of failing a class or disappointing someone Fear of losing your home Fear of changes in your […]
A lot has been said and written regarding renewable energy as it relates to sustaining our environment. The use of power sources that are limitless, like the wind and sun, is what “going green” is all about. Businesses talk about sustaining their brand influence, sustaining their culture and their success. Like you, I want to […]
We have a small bird bath on our back patio. It’s the solid concrete type with no pump to keep the water flowing…it just holds collected water. From our kitchen window, we enjoy watching the birds splash, flap their wings all around, pick at their feathers and get clean. I’ve seen them drink from it […]
When it gets right down to it, when real trouble hits home and rough stuff comes your way, what do you do? What do you do first? What do you process in your head when the tsunami hits. Next time you are faced with unexpected news, bad news, frightening news, sad news or a tough […]
It seems like I live my work-week and much of my weekends with stress at my side. The stresses and demands of the day often take me off task, they cloud my thinking, interfere with my quiet connectedness to God, they push and edge their way into my life very quickly and at the same […]