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Love Will Bring Favor

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”-Proverbs 3:3-4 (NIV) It seems so cliché to say, “All we need is love”, but I feel like that phrase […]

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Parenting for the Win

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”-Luke 2:52 (NIV) I am going to be doing a vow renewal ceremony for a couple whose kids are involved in the youth bible study I lead. I have had the pleasure of getting to know them and their children over the […]

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Doing Good To All

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”-Galatians 6:10 (NIV) In a time of heart break and suffering the world needs Christians to rise up. They don’t need Christians pointing out the evil in the world, they already see it and […]

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First Things First

“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”-Psalm 37:4 According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of delight is “1) A strong feeling of happiness: great pleasure or satisfaction or 2) something that makes you very happy: something that gives you great pleasure or satisfaction.” So, what does it mean […]

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Why Listening Matters

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”-Ephesians 4:1-3 In any healthy relationship, communication […]

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Grace Doesn’t Give You The Freedom To Sin, But Frees You From The Guilt Sin Causes

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”– Galatians 5:1 Sin is such a hard word to handle. It feels so judgmental. It feels so, cliché. We as a people really do not like hearing about the concept of […]

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God Takes Care of Those Who Help Themselves…Or Not!

“But when Jesus heard this, He said, ‘It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.’”– Matthew 9:12 There are a few phrases Christians use, or people in general who want to sound spiritual, that bug me. I get so frustrated when I hear people who claim Christ […]

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Finding Energy for Tomorrow

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?’” (John 11:25-26;NIV) Carpe Diem! Seize the day! A phrase for all those trying to find energy to complete […]

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Orlando and Unity

“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29678F" data-link="(F)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>Himself and God our Father, who has <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29678G" data-link="(G)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>loved us and given us eternal comfort and <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29678H" data-link="(H)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: […]

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Digging For What You’re Looking For

“As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?”-Psalm 42:1-2 (NASB) It has been interesting time in my house with all of the organizing. Natasha and I have tried to take […]

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