Be Strong & Courageous

Good Monday morning, friends! Today is a great day to blaze a trail to excellence. Don’t be deceived; it’s hard work. Blazing a trail means that you’re a pioneer. No human has gone before you to clear the way and make the path smooth. That job is yours alone, and it’s a lonely job, so…

Leaders Who Linger

Are you a leader who lingers? You know the type — she says good morning and waits for you to reciprocate — hoping to take hold of that split second encounter to make your day a little brighter. Perhaps she asks how you’re doing each day and waits to hear your response. Maybe she doesn’t…

Myopia

Without a vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18). This message is succinct, yet you can glean a sense of urgency, a call to action, and a dire consequence of inaction from two clauses, six words, twenty-nine letters. The cause-effect relationship is clear. If there is no vision, there will be no followers — no one…

Who Do You See?

Good morning, friends!  Happy Monday! For all those who are preparing to go to work, may your day be filled with wonderful surprises. For those who have the day off, are retired, or are enjoying a nice summer break, do whatever brings you joy today.  Whether you’re going to work or not, we all have…

How’s Your Filtration System?

Happy Monday, friends! I hope that you’ve been enjoying lots of sunshine in your neck of the woods. Every town I visited this past week greeted me with beautiful sunrises, puffy clouds, gorgeous sunsets, and even a rainbow to remind me of God’s covenant. I posted a picture of puffy clouds and a rainbow and…

It’s All Small Stuff

Good Monday morning, friends! Welcome to the start of a new day that our precious Lord has made and the beginning of a new week filled with opportunities to get used by God. I hope you’re ready because it’s not all smooth sailing. I bet you’re up to the task though. Just remember to ask…

Spring Goals for Heart Health

One of my favorite verses in the bible comes from James 4:8, and it simply says Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Sounds like a simple concept, doesn’t it?Imagine that every step you take toward God, he takes a step or two toward you. Calculate if you can — all the times…

The Battle: Man v/s The Supernatural

Are you guilty of making excuses for your bad behavior? Surely you’ve been in a situation where you should’ve shared the light of Christ with others, but you threw shade instead. You had an opportunity to say I forgive you, but you hardened your heart. Perhaps you heard about an old friend who was in…

Sunrise Sermon: God is Good

Most church folks have a response for everything. They’re cliches, really, but sometimes they’re timely and relevant. Now, play along with me for a minute, and if you can answer them all, you might just be one of the church folks I alluded to earlier. Let’s play by filling in the blanks. I’ll give the…