Push Yourself

Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:14-30 God has entrusted you with a particular purpose according to your ability. No, it will not be fulfilled perfectly or painlessly. But, with faith and consistency, it will be worth it. The world is waiting earnestly for you to just be you. “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing... Continue Reading →

We’re Victorious

Scripture reading: Daniel 6 Just as the enemy will send people to distract, dismantle and disapprove our purpose, God will lead people to encourage, enhance and enjoy our purpose. For context, let’s look at Daniel’s story. Because Daniel found favor in the eyes of God and men (Proverbs 3:4), the enemy planted envy in those Daniel... Continue Reading →

Pause

Here in Wisconsin, as the snow makes its arrival, I’m alarmed that it is already Fall. With each passing day, I find myself increasingly aware that one day I won’t experience these seasons any longer. My clock will stop ticking, and what I have done up until that point will be all I have to... Continue Reading →

Don’t Go Alone

I'm one of those people who can't drive in thunderstorms. When the clouds open, all my driving experience goes out the window. My hands become a sweaty mess, my speed decreases dramatically, and I wish there was a turbo level on the windshield wipers. My friend, on the other hand, excels in storm driving. He... Continue Reading →

Yes, You

If you're reading this, God loves you. Yes, even the parts you deem irrelevant, irreparable and/or irritating. God made you – all of you. Your strengths have purpose. Your flaws have purpose. Your experiences have purpose. So, don't hide who you are from the world (Luke 8:16). Be authentic with God and with those around... Continue Reading →

Is Nice Necessary?

There is a misconception, to some, that being a Christ-follower equates with being overly nice. This line, between being kind and being used, becomes clear as we seek and listen to the Holy Spirit’s wisdom. “‘At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to... Continue Reading →

Forgive!

He’s not going to apologize. She’s not going to apologize. They aren’t going to apologize. But, forgive them anyway. Imperfect people do imperfect things – like not apologizing. Yes, it would be easier to not forgive. But, choose what’s difficult, and forgive them even though they don’t deserve it. Forgive them like God does –... Continue Reading →

Live A Worthy Life

"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." (Ephesians 4:1-2 NIV) Who is your favorite entertainer? Favorite athlete? Favorite author? Favorite pastor? Favorite Biblical character? Imagine a world without... Continue Reading →

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