One of the greatest joys I have as a pastor, is assisting people in their journey of faith, especially when it comes to seeking out who God has created them to be. I have many conversations with individuals trying to understand their calling in life. They are navigating through heavy questions of passion, purpose, and … Continue reading Calling and Character
Have you ever felt like you were inadequate? Have you ever looked in the mirror and questioned whether or not you are truly doing what you are supposed to be doing? Self doubt is natural, mainly because it is a broken part of yourself that hinders you from experiencing the fullness of your potential. The … Continue reading Dealing with Doubt
Far too, often I find myself caught up in my schedule. I find myself thinking about the tasks ahead, while working on a project at the same time. I noticed this the other day with my son. We were playing a game of toss. He has always had a pretty strong throwing arm, but he … Continue reading Living in the Moment
Sometimes you need to take a step back to figure out your pace in life, then jump back in with a good rhythm.
The Super Bowl was last night. It was supposed to be the sixth championship for the New England Patriots and Tom Brady. It actually seemed like it was Tom Brady against the world. The outcome was exactly the opposite of what people expected. The Philadelphia Eagles wound up the victors in a pretty solid matchup. … Continue reading Rising To The Occasion- What We Can Learn From Nick Foles
God's character is clear: He loves His creation and His heart is for those who have no voice and are lost in this world.
“Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay … Continue reading Why Is Grace So Difficult?
God uses everything for His glory- somehow. It is just hard to see it while we are going through hell on earth.
On my Facebook page, Bobby Benavides, I asked the question, "In an age of busyness and crazy schedules, what are ways you relax?" We all have our calendars filled with important events and meetings. We have our google calendars linked to our phones in order to keep ourselves linked to our schedules. Some people even have … Continue reading Some Relaxing Thoughts
As many have been watching, the attack on the church in Texas has rocked the nation...again. From Orlando to Vegas to Texas, we are watching darkness aim to overtake our light. The two-sides want to point fingers. They want to say how the other side is so wrong and how things need to change. They … Continue reading The World Is Dark, But We Can Shine Brighter