What You Need More Than a Resolution

When the days drew near for him…he set his face to go to Jerusalem. – Luke 9:51 ESV   How’s it going with your New Year’s resolutions? Are they still moving forward, or have your usual and familiar habits dragged you back to the same old routines?   This year, I left my resolutions behind […]

Looking Back

  I was taking some time to reflect on the past year, and came across a Bible verse from Luke 9:62 that really made me pause. It said:   “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”   How much time have […]

Green-bean Grace

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV   A few months ago I wrote about my “NASA project” of making a garden.  The point then was how I couldn’t merely do a simple, […]

10 Useful Lessons on Purpose & Perseverance I Found in a Kid Flick

Hello friends! I decided to switch things up this week by using a movie to talk about purpose and perseverance. I love how secular works can be used to show God’s message of hope to those who are looking for it.   A few weeks ago, my family and I watched Rise of the Guardians. […]


      “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses.  Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make.  Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy 30:19  NIV (emphasis, mine)   Oh Lord, come close […]

Morning Praises

“And each morning and evening they stood before the LORD to sing songs of thanks and praise to him.”  1Chronicles 23:30 NLT   A morning prayer…Would you like to join me?   Good morning Jesus!  As I awake and open the coverings of my windows, I sing your name above all names. Thank you for […]


  1941, newspapers printed war had been declared.    World War II was upon us.   2000 B.C. Moses wrote “…for dust you are and to dust you will return…, So the Lord God banished him (Adam) from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.” (Genesis 3:19 and […]


“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:4 The task didn’t come easy.  I struggled and labored, and struggled some more, yet it would not flow.  Was I forcing something I shouldn’t?  Was I trying to make something out of nothing?  God knows I’ve […]