Message: We Is Greater Than Me

Everything is better together! WE is greater than ME! In our culture, we highlight the leader, hero, or superstar… Yet, big accomplishments rarely achieved alone—it takes people! Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But […]

Message: Thank You Jesus

We have every reason to say “thank you” to Jesus: God has saved us from hell even though we didn’t deserve it. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. • Romans 5:8 but God shows his […]

Message: Forgiven Forgiver

Given enough time, conflict will occur. People purposefully or inadvertently hurt one another. Yet, it is important that we approach the resolution of those situations properly. “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:13). We must learn to […]

Message: Guard Your Heart

One routine I enjoy doing for my devotional and prayer time is to read a chapter in Proverbs. I really like Proverbs 4:23 (ESV): Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Notice the impact of its meaning when read in its context… Proverbs 4:20 (NLT) My child, pay […]

Message: Everyone Everywhere

Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” Jesus came to seek and save the lost. The lost are those without a saving relationship with Jesus. The lost are more than people like me or that I like. Not just people who look, act, or think like […]

Message: Exposed

How do I treat someone that has been caught in a mess? Shame them? Scream at them? Embarrass them? Expose them? Punish them? Or lovingly correct and restore them?

Message: Living Water

While living in the desert, we had shrubs lining the walkway to our front door. One night I turned on the irrigation system to water them because they were thirsty. I went to bed. I woke up the next morning and in the quietness of the house heard water trickling. I opened the front door […]

Message: No Reason to Fear

Very early one morning I was standing in the backyard with Dash (our nine month old family puppy). Suddenly he turns toward the neighbor’s yard and barks crazily. I turn to see a human shaped shadow on the neighbor’s white, privacy fence. My heart starts racing as the shadow moves as I investigate. I soon […]

Message: In my waiting, God is working!

In our daily lives, we do not like to wait! We will drive out of our way in traffic to keep moving instead of stopping. The waiting room at a doctor’s office should be called a torture room. We pay extra to get a package delivered quickly. Waiting is of value because in my waiting, […]

Message: Be the One

Be the one you want others to be for you Be patient: You don’t know all the details Choose who controls you Keep the big picture or end in mind Make the Golden Rule your daily rule Matthew 7:12 (NLT) “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the […]