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The Surrendered Life–the Call of a Disciple!

The Surrendered Life–the Call of a Disciple!

Pat Morley says that many Christians have started on the wrong foot with Jesus Christ.   He writes, “It is the proposition that Jesus can be Savior without being Lord.  It is the idea that one can add Christ but not subtract sin.  Many of us have merely added Christ...

What’s In Your Hand?

What’s In Your Hand?

The Lord said to Moses, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.” Exodus 4:2   When God called Moses to lead the people of Israel out of bondage in Egypt, Moses struggled with doubt. He responded to God with question after question, trying to wrap his mind...

Motivation: Our Motives Matters!

Motivation: Our Motives Matters!

Motives are the “why” we do what we do…as well as, for “whom” we do them.   It is natural to desire the applause of men for self-fulfilling ambitions.  Let’s be honest,  we love the approval of others, and we fear their rejection.  These are powerful motivations! As...

The Heart of a Leader

The Heart of a Leader

We need leaders who have the wisdom and strength to navigate the challenges before us. At every level we need leadership we can trust to use the power and resources at its disposal for the good of those under their care. The decisions made by business owners,...

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 are rooted in...

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...

The Heart of Man

The Heart of Man

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”  Prov. 16:9 During the COVID 19 Pandemic, one of the things I’ve noticed is--few things seem to go as planned…at least not according to my plans!  And the new word I’m learning to embrace, as it...

Kindness

Kindness

I recently lost my kayak. Yes, it was an embarrassing moment, but let me explain. I had been out kayaking alone one afternoon and storm developed very quickly. As I hurried back to shore a hard, driving rain began to pour and I could hear thunder in the distance. ...

Gratitude

Gratitude

The mark of humility before God is manifested in a heart of gratitude!   Only a humble man recognizes that all that he has…and all that he is…has come to him as a gift…provided to him by his Creator!  We see this spiritually as it relates to God’s provision for us in...

The God of Peace

The God of Peace

The current crisis caught us all off guard. For the majority of people in our country, the spread of COVID19 has led to sweeping changes in our daily routines at home and outside our homes. Churches haven’t met, people are working remotely where possible, restaurants...

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life." John 8:12   Pray for each Director: August, Bob, Jay, Nathan, Phil & Rob Pray that we would follow (surrender to and walk with) Jesus...

Thirsty?

Thirsty?

Jesus cried out, saying, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, from his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.”  Jn. 7:37-38 Jesus is making one of the most phenomenal promises ever made!  The...

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