Inspire: You’re Qualified

  One of my favorite verses in the Bible is written by Paul, about sin; found in the book of Romans: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” (7:15) It’s not one of those typical life verses that motivates—it’s […]

Inspire: Read, Learn, Pray

“…be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2 NIV   You wouldn’t climb Mt Everest, without training. You wouldn’t run a marathon, without training. You wouldn’t perform on stage without training. All worthy goals require learning; they require preparation and skills. Doing life, with God, requires the same. If we want strength in […]

Inspire: It’s Apple Season!

“For the Lord’s portion is his people.” Deuteronomy 32:9 KJV   Fall ushers in the harvesting of apples. The trees are bulging with their bounty and ready to be picked. It’s a sign of the turning seasons and the goodness of the land. And it is a reminder of our importance in God’s view. You […]

Inspire: You’ll Need Him One Day

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10 NIV   So the saying goes, “No one likes a defense attorney…until they need one.” Jesus seems to be inserted into that […]

Inspire: Big Reward!

“…he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 NIV   The largest home in the U.S. is the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. It boasts 143 rooms and 179,000 square feet of living space! A distant competitor, Hearst Castle in California, boasts 136 rooms, yet, has only a measly 68,500 square feet of living […]

Inspire: Trust Why

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” Isaiah 55:8 NLT   Are you asking why a lot lately? Why God is this happening… Why God am I going through this… Why God is there suffering… Why God don’t you fix it… You […]

Inspire: Your Title

“…his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 NIV   Because of my faith, I literally have been called… …a prude …holier than thou …out of touch …a stick-in-the-mud …a buzz-kill …halo wearer …a holy roller …one […]

Inspire: What’s Trending

“Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm…” 2 Timothy 2:12 NIV   In the 50’s you probably couldn’t miss a house that didn’t have Formica countertops, or light pink fixtures or long davenports in the living rooms—it was the look of the day. In the 70’s, you’d be hard-pressed if you couldn’t find a house without […]