As we approach the mid-point of the year, most New Year’s resolutions are a faint and distant memory. But what if 2018 could still become “The Year of Open Doors” for you?
Today I start with a confession: I’ve been struggling. Weeds are the straw that broke the camel’s (my) back, so to speak. The last little burden that became unbearable. But from my weeds emerged a transformative message from God…
Bluebonnets are to Texas what tulips are to Holland, azaleas are to Augusta, and cherry blossoms are to Washington DC. But what makes bluebonnets so remarkable is that they’re WILD. These words came to mind: “Consider how the wildflowers grow…”
Whether our requests are big or small, at some point we all wonder if God hears us. Does the Creator of the universe care about our prayers for a new job, loneliness, a persistent cough, or help paying bills? In a word: Yes! Not only does He care, He promises so much more.
We all work. Our workplaces may look different, but they share a commonality: intrinsic value to God’s Kingdom. Your work has eternal value.
We can’t focus on both Jesus AND circumstances. It’s impossible! If we choose to focus on circumstances, suddenly it’s as if Jesus is gone.
We genuinely want to help others. But it hurts when there’s no response or, worse, a bad response to our good efforts. So why keep trying?
When was the last time you had everything you wanted? Splurge to lift your spirits. Save for something big. What is enough, really?
Is it harder to cross the starting line or the finish line? We often don’t move forward because we’re too afraid of the unknown. Just start!
If a fairy godmother was standing in front of you right now tapping her glittery wand, what would you ask for? What’s your #1 wish?
We push hard to be first but we’re broadsided by reality. Life can stink! New life is possible once we stop trying to control our destiny.
Have you lost something you loved and couldn’t replace? Favorite things are too precious to easily let go. That’s how God feels about you.
Around the world, people today are laying down their lives to talk about Jesus. Who is He?
Until recently, I never realized how many love notes God sends us every day. He speaks. We have to be ready to look and listen.
Nik Wallenda crossed the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. No net, no harness. Wallenda’s peace and courage came from Jesus. Ours does too.
“Everything happens for a reason” suggests there can be a good twist. Even terror, murder & abuse? No! Not everything is good or from God.
When our lives come to a screeching halt because of bad surprises, how can we hold onto faith? We can’t just pretend everything is fine.
Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” So do this: Practice being happy this holiday season – and it will carry on to next year!
When we die there will be 2 numbers: the date we were born & the date we died. Neither matters as much as the dash––our life––in between.
Ernest Hemingway’s shortest story- “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Wow! In 6 words can you spark hope? Yes! Tell us your 6 word story!
Sweet friendship refreshes our soul, like beautiful aromas that engage our emotions and warm our heart with good memories.
No matter where we’ve been, no matter where we are, we all can experience the joy and richness of new life! I’m living proof.
Where are you stuck? Fear? Isolation? Shame? Depression? Worry? Mud puddles of life bring hopelessness. But one new step leads to new life!
We’re stuck. In past hurts, loneliness, dead relationships, debt, no hope… But don’t despair, there’s something that changes everything!
We have our own thoughts about God. But it’s hard to think about having a daily relationship with the Almighty God. He wants that to change.
Everyone’s life produces something. How do we get out of the weeds and live a joyful life even in the midst of trials? We grow good fruit.
No one wants to be attacked, but we are. Self-worth cracks. Shame and regret haunt us. But God gives us armor and weapons to take our stand!
We’re stuck in circumstances or bound by guilt, regrets and wounds of the past. We don’t believe we can break free. But we can! Here’s how.
When it comes to life, most of us aren’t where we think we should be. But there’s a path of life marked out for you – and you can find it.
Does God care? If the creator of the universe is busy with wars, famine, asteroids, floods and tragedies, how can He have time for us?
When was the last time you celebrated a victory? Sometimes we don’t feel like we have much to celebrate. But that can change!
Keep moving forward! We can’t let fear, doubt, or any other feelings hold us in bondage. We are survivors, given strength to overcome.
The first step to believing God loves you is to understand why He loves you. That’s where transformed lives begin.
Whether the holidays were exciting or hard, we can be in the pits as a new year dawns. Here’s where we can find encouragement.
We will all face obstacles we can’t overcome alone. So let’s run the race of life together and strengthen each other.