love in action

Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. –Philippians 2:2-4 MSG Living in communityContinue reading “love in action”

Sunday Psalm: Renewed Capacity

The enemy likes to try and suck the hope and joy out of us, and diminish You in our eyes, O Lord. Last night You spoke so clearly as You lovingly reminded Your Beloved that You are unchangeable.  Never fickle. Always loving. Forever good and holy. Your capacity to pour into Your people is notContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Renewed Capacity”

Sunday Psalm: Renewed Capacity

The enemy likes to try and suck the hope and joy out of us, and diminish You in our eyes, O Lord. Last night You spoke so clearly as You lovingly reminded Your Beloved that You are unchangeable. Never fickle. Always loving. Forever good and holy. Your capacity to pour into Your people is notContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Renewed Capacity”

hand it to you

When I used to get something I loved, I had the overwhelming desire to keep it to myself. Like a hoarder, but of blessings. As a newborn follower, I needed God to teach me that every blessing comes from Him not only to bless me, but in turn for me to be able to blessContinue reading “hand it to you”

comeback timing

When that setback happens in your life, its impact can have you believing there is no hope for a comeback. But that all depends on what you mean by these terms. A set back sets you back from the plan for your life. A come back gets you back on the right track. But whatContinue reading “comeback timing”

porsche vs beater: when quality matters

Just passed a Porsche in the parking lot on my way to the bus this morning, which jolted my memory back to part of a talk I heard at Kingdom Bound several years ago. It’s worth revisiting. We can tend to end up with people based on attraction, can’t we? And jumping to instant conclusionsContinue reading “porsche vs beater: when quality matters”

moments like this

We have a desire to live our lives until the next big moment. To win the lottery, or award, whatever the big moment may look like to you. But waiting for your next big moment leaves you missing the hundreds of special moments in between…. Like your child saying I love you for the firstContinue reading “moments like this”

to do continues…

Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. – 2 Cor 13:11 I don’t know about you, but when I see a list like this in the Scriptures, I am reminded of my daily to-do list. We are to show our joy, our maturity, our love for one another throughContinue reading “to do continues…”

let it flow

Five years ago, I hit a bit of a harder patch than ever before. Injuries, illnesses & secrets revealed combined in an attempt to soak me dry to the bone. Without God, the enemy would have succeeded in fully leaching the life out of me. As it is, God held me even closer, spoke toContinue reading “let it flow”