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 […]

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 […]