A Farewell

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 Hi friends! It’s been awhile.  A long while. A few years to be exact.  A lot has happened in that time.   […]

Inspire: Your Field Is Before You

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” Luke 10:2 NIV   A church near our house has a small, non-descript sign, at their driveway. The sign is facing those leaving, not those coming in. It simply says, “You’re now entering the mission field.” I love that! It’s a reminder to their parishioners that […]

Inspire: Wholly God

“He has set eternity in the hearts of men.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV   Is there something missing? Do you feel that little “thing” that’s off-kilter? Are you wondering, why is there a small sense of emptiness when everything else feels so full? We were made that way! The God who formed us, grew us, and […]

Inspire: You Can’t Change The World–but…

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 NIV   In the presence of so much destruction, so much evil, and so much turmoil, anxiety abounds. When answers don’t come, platitudes take their place— Be a world changer. Make it a better place. We can make […]

Inspire: A Defining Moment

“I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believs in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.  Do you believe?” John 11:25-26 NIV   It took Jesus two days to show up. Two days! He got the word, knew the news, was close by […]

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 […]