The Heartbeat of Jesus by Doug Nuenke

The following blog came in an email last week. It is too good not to pass along. It has been a great reminder to me that “knowledge of God isn’t necessarily the same as intimacy with Him.” Read on…I hope you are challenged.   Author’s Note: In this abiding series,...

4 Ways to Respond in Crisis

As I am writing this, there is a widespread concern about the Coronavirus. We should take precautions and be thoughtful about danger. At the same time, there is now a secondary epidemic of talk and worry about the virus. At a time like this it is important to reflect...

Watch Out

Are you familiar with King Asa of Judah?  He was a good king who did what was good and right in the sight of the Lord. Early in his reign he encountered a formidable enemy; but he relied on the Lord; and God gave him an incredible victory against unbelievable odds....

The Heartbeat of Jesus by Doug Nuenke

The following blog came in an email last week. It is too good not to pass along. It has been a great reminder to me that “knowledge of God isn’t necessarily the same as intimacy with Him.” Read on…I hope you are challenged.   Author’s Note: In this abiding series,...

God Sees and Cares About Your Troubles

"In my distress I called to the LORD, and He answered me." Psalm 120:1 We live in an age of tidy. I remember years ago we would pose for family pictures, only weeks later to discover that someone had blinked. No matter, that was that year’s family photo. These days it...

Contented Gratefulness

As I reflect on the last 40 days, even the last 10 days, my soul must praise the Lord. I must extol the God of my salvation. Let these verses still, warm and fill your heart. Psalm 92:1-2 “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most...

Living with a Sense of Urgency – I Peter 4:7-11

Every believer, no matter your age, should be living the Christian life with a great sense of urgency because no one knows when it will all be over. Now, take a moment and read I Peter 4:7-11. The first phrase – ‘The end of all things is at hand’ – should remind us...

Life – God’s Promises

The Apostle Paul writes, “…according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus,” (II Tim. 1:1). Life is joy and peace.  Life is forgiveness and restoration.  Life is hope and security.  Life is satisfaction and contentment.  Life is knowing our purpose and participating...

When Jesus Disrupts Our Plan

One of the bigger challenges we face at work is sensing the relevance of Jesus to our work. It is easy to pray, “God, please help me with my plan today.” However, the answer is often: “Here, I have a new plan for you.” The apostle Peter can relate. Let’s walk together...

It’s December…Must Be Time for the Christmas Story

We find these words in Luke 2:1-20… In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And...

Thankfulness is a Choice

“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 As we enter another Thanksgiving season, let’s remember that a thankful/ grateful heart is one that chooses to see life through the lens of God’s sovereignty.   He...

Did you hear that?

Have you ever been walking in the woods with a friend and you hear a strange noise? You stop, become quiet and ask your friend, “Listen, did you hear that”? Or perhaps, you are around a young child, either yours, a grandchild, or a relative and they say a new word....

How Thanksgiving Transforms our Conversations at Work

A Great Time of Year Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year. I am a fan of the cooler Alabama weather, the changing leaves and our family meals. My biggest reason is that, as a community, we slow down long enough to reflect and be grateful to God. Christians must...

Making Disciples That Make Disciples

One of the focus points for YBL/WBL is making disciples that make disciples. In my last blog, I wrote about the command that we have been given from Jesus to make disciples and why we should be obedient to that command. I want to follow that blog with a post by Mark...

What energizes you?

We live in a fast-paced, turbo-charged culture, and the demands on our lives cause us to run fast and hard, day after day after day!   As a result, we are regularly looking for energy to “stay in the game!”   Energy drinks are the latest craze to address the “need for...