“It is a believing heart that will allow you to take one step, which turns into another, which turns into another, until at some point you find yourself in a place where there is no going back, and the only way to keep moving is to experience the miraculous intervention of God. Believing doesn’t make for an easy life; it doesn’t make difficulties go away. It simply...Read More
In our culture we generally think of 'surrender' as a bad thing. Did you know that one of the definitions of 'surrender in the Merriam-Webster dictionary says 'to give the control or use of (something) to someone else.' That definition gives some good insight into...Read More
"Often you see small and big wires, new and old, cheap and expensive electric cables. Alone they are useless, and until the current passes through them there will be no light. The wire is you and me. The current is God."
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I'm convinced that a lack of margin is not only disconnecting us from God it's literally killing us. I love the way Mark Batterson wrote about margin - check it out.
One of the hardest things for me to do right now is to maintain a margin. It's hard to keep up with email. I can't meet with everybody I'd like to meet with. It's tough to juggle pastoring and writing. And my kids need their dad more than ever. But for all of those reasons, maintaining margin is...Read More
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”(1 Peter 4:10 NIV)
If you think your talents are simply for you to make a lot of money, retire, and die, you’ve missed the point of your life. God gave you talents to ...Read More
Mount Everest is literally located at the top of the world, rising 29,035 feet above sea level. While more than 2,200 people have succeeded, nearly 200 have lost their lives attempting the climb.
Because of weather and altitude very few people have ever made it to the summit on one attempt.
I think we all have a personal Mount Everest that we must...Read More
Here is a great video on prayer. It is hard to understand at times because of the man's accent so you may have to watch it several times. In it he is talking about Easter but I think the learnings about prayer apply any time of year.
In the video he also talks about...Read More
Not sure who wrote this but it's good reminder...
Yesterday I met a stranger...
Today this stranger is my friend. Had I not taken the time to say hello, or return a smile, or shake a hand, or listen, I would not have...