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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

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 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

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 in our...

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...

April 18, 2020

“Pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ.” Colossians 4:3   Pray for each Director August, Bob, Jay, Nathan, Phil and Rob  Pray that God would continue to open new doors for ministry during this time...

Not Without Help

Feeling Helpless? I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 Do you feel stuck in your current situation? Maybe it’s a relationship that isn’t healthy, a work environment you wish...

March 31, 2020

“casting all of  your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.” I Peter 5:7   Pray for each Director August, Bob, Jay, Nathan, Phil and Rob  Pray that they would all seek to trust God (fully) as well as, to choose to be God’s instruments-- by...

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...

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...

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...

Self-denial

In a culture that esteems self-promotion…Self-denial is a lost virtue!  Yet there probably is no more important virtue for the Christian to practice. Self-denial is the mark of a Christian…and it is the fundamental virtue one must practice in order to live the...

Follow Me!

Jesus said, “Follow me!” Americans “follow” a lot of people on tweeter and instagram, but the call to follow Jesus is far different than simply a casual interest in what someone says or does.   Following Jesus is a life altering decision.  When we choose to follow...

Humility & Repentance

“… rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God.” (I Peter 2:4) I am leading a group of men through the Gospel of John, and we just can’t seem to get past chapter 1.  The description of Christ as God, creator, light, life, grace and truth are...

A Relational God Desires Relationship WITH Us!

I’ve had the privilege to lead a YBL Bible Study with a group of 20+ men on Wednesday mornings…and we’ve been meeting together for 20+ years!  It has been, and continues to be, one of the highlights of my week! We just launched a new study in the Gospel of John, and...

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