Not Shaken by The Storms

Not Shaken by The Storms

I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  (Ps. 16:8) Storms are a part of life.  They come us in the form of physical storms, as well as, emotional storms—but they always cause us to be afraid.  Storms rattle us,...
A Reminder to be Thankful!

A Reminder to be Thankful!

From time to time, I find myself dissatisfied with the things I possess and discontent with my current station in life.   I find myself wanting something new…something different…something more!   As I’ve reflected on these attitudes, I’ve seen that they...
Passive No More

Passive No More

Being passive is a common struggle. There are times when things happen to us or around us and we simply don’t respond. We take it on the chin. Rather than speaking up or taking action we are tempted to shrug our shoulders and say, “It is what it is.” We may even...
Humbled by the Grace of God

Humbled by the Grace of God

The Grace of God has been defined as giving us what we do not deserve.  We deserve God’s punishment—not His goodness!  When I consider my life and my tendency to wander away from God, as well as , my rebellion towards Him…I know that I do not deserve His Grace…none of...
Identity

Identity

I recently spoke with a senior vice president of a local bank.  During a recent job change he was asked to clear his old office and then be escorted out the door.  He told me that he took a small cardboard box and put everything that belonged to him.   He said to me,...
Don’t Lose Hope

Don’t Lose Hope

It is hard to be patient in the midst of difficult circumstances.  You just want it to be over. Someone please fix this problem, resolve this issue, and let’s be done. You’re ready to move on, but nothing changes. The struggle continues and there doesn’t seem to be an...