Inspire: Tend To What Matters Most

“I pray constantly against the wicked and their deeds.” Psalm 141:5 NLT   Whether you garden vegetables in the summer, or tend to one small plant on a windowsill, I’m sure you know how everything that grows is under constant assault from something else. The weather, the elements, the insects; the list can be endless […]

Inspire: Young or Old, You Have A Purpose!

“”For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord”  Jeremiah 29:11 NIV   Age is only a number. Are you mindful of yours? Does it hinder your motivation, or set you back in limitation? May I remind you that God tells the young not to be intimated and the old not to […]

Inspire: Who Is God?

“Moses said to God, “Suppose they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”  Exodus 3:13 NIV   When you need a consoler—I Am. When you need someone to help—I Am. When you need answers to confusion—I Am. When you need a faithful friend—I Am. When you need a healer—I Am. […]

Inspire: Prayer–A Little Goes A Long Way

“I will answer their prayers.” Isaiah 65:24b NLT   Seems we’re doing a lot of complaining these days. Lord knows there certainly is enough reason to. Yet, we’re forgetting the one thing Jesus told us to do… Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. What if we prayed about, instead of complain about… -Our […]

Let’s Rock This Place!

“On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people…” Acts 4:23   Peter and John taught. Many came to hear. Hearts were stirred. The rulers were nervous. The two were arrested. They didn’t relent. They made a proclamation, “For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” The rulers […]

Inspire: The Morning Call!

“And the God of all grace…, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1Peter 5:10 NIV   I know very little, if anything, of the sport of Fencing. Except, perhaps, a term recognized by many of us… En Garde! (On guard!) A French term used to signal the beginning of a […]

Inspire: Drink Up!

“I was pouring out my heart to the Lord!” 1Samuel 1:15b NLT   Sometimes we want something so bad from God we spend our days praying. And that’s a great thing! It’s a God thing. It’s a faith thing. He tells us—pray without ceasing! Nothing big. Nothing elaborate. Just, continually. Just, directly. Just, faithfully. Hannah […]

Inspire: If You Want Joy…

“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.” 1Thessalonians 5:23   Rejoice evermore… Pray without ceasing… In everything give thanks… –When the house needs cleaning. –When the bills need paying. –When the kids are incorrigible. –When the spouse won’t listen. –When the boss is stubborn. –When the plans don’t happen. –When… […]