Who are You Thankful For?

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world. Romans 1:8 I have been thinking a lot lately about the people who have influenced me the most. When I was a senior in high school, our youth group had a big rally one […]

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Be the One That Brightens the Day

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. – I Thess 5:11 Do you want to live and work in an environment that encourages you to be the best that you can be? I’m talking about the kind of place that builds you up and enables you […]

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2 Rules of Influence

  In Acts chapter 16 we find a story of unbelievable influence. The Apostle Paul and Silas boldly broadcasted the incredible message of the gospel throughout the streets of Philippi. As they ministered, they met a young slave girl who was dominated by darkness, possessed by a malicious spirit. Paul sets this girl free from […]

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Associating with Divinity

  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. Ephesians 6:18 The potential of prayer is immeasurable. Many faith traditions incorporate this concept in one form or another, but for the believer in Christ, prayer becomes an irreplaceable lifeline. It […]

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How to Defuse Tough Situations.

No matter how good we are at avoiding it, from time to time, all of us will find ourselves right in the middle of a conflict. Some enjoy these times while most find them extremely uncomfortable. Either way, you view conflict, we know that if not resolved, it can have a huge negative impact on […]

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3 Ways to Develop Great Character

It’s always at the top of the list. If you were an employer, what would be the things you looked for in a great employee? What qualities would make someone a trusted friend? How about a great leader? What would you look for before following someone into the unknown? At the top of all of […]

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Kinetic Love

It is no secret that a defining characteristic of following Christ should be the demonstration of love, but I believe that it goes way beyond this. God is love. It is greater than just a quality that He possesses. The only way we comprehend the concept of love is because God is love and He […]

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Thriving in the Struggle

Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him; and they began to come up to Him and say, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and to give Him slaps in the face. John 19:1-3   Jesus is always in control […]

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Forgive like a Pro

My son has had a great opportunity this year to play basketball on his middle school team. A few days ago, they asked if would do the voice overs for the 8th grade night festivities and I was happy to do so. I got a list from each student that had all the things they wanted […]

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How to Break Free from Bad Habits

You’ve come face to face with something that needs to change. It may be a sin that you know needs to be surgically removed from your life. It may be an action that continually hurts you or keeps you from moving forward. Whatever you are facing, you know that it can’t continue. You need a […]

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