POWER THOUGHTS: The First Step to a Miracle

“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them …. So he began teaching them many things. By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. ‘This is a remote place,’ they said, ‘and it’s already very late. Send the people away so that they…

MOTIVATE ME: Everything You Need to Know About the Daniel Fast

In the beginning of each year thousands of believers in God (Jesus) are going on a Daniel Fast. While some fully understand what it is and how to do it, others are new to the idea of fasting and need more help than others.  In the next few paragraphs I will talk about the What,…

FAMILY: Christian Conflict Five Ways to Fight It

I wish I never had to deal with conflict. I am a card-carrying conflict avoider. Whatever the reason (character, context, sin, etc). I would rather run away from conflict than take it head on. It wasn’t until I began my training as a counselor at nearly thirty-years-old that someone explained conflict didn’t always have to…

MOTIVATE ME: Grow, Sow, and Go in Faith

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” (Colossians 2:7 NLT, second edition) God wants you to focus on growing, sowing, and going in faith. First, God wants you to…

POWER THOUGHTS: Rejected by Friends, Loved by Jesus

As 2015 draws to a close, we might take stock of the year’s accomplishments and assess the outcome of desired goals. We look back at notable highlights and milestones celebrated. But the year-end survey might also reveal difficulties in relationships — that close friend who distanced herself, the extended family member who excluded you, your…

LEADERSHIP: CLOSE TO THE HEART OF GOD

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 When Samuel first heard God’s voice, he was “in the tabernacle of the Lord where the ark of God was” (1 Samuel 3:3). That was a good place to be, because that location was as close to the presence of God as…

MOTIVATE ME: Faith Produces Resilience

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9 NLT, second edition) Faith unlocks the promises of God and it shows us…

MOTIVATE ME: What Faith Does to Your Dreams

“Glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” (Ephesians 3:20 TLB) Faith turns God-given dreams into reality. Nothing happens until somebody starts dreaming!…

LEADERSHIP: CLOSER THAN A BROTHER

But He answered and said to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!”  Matthew 12:48-49 When you’re looking for potential leaders, if someone you’re considering lacks loyalty, he’s disqualified. Don’t…

BLOGGING THRU: We Begin……Book of Job {Introduction}

I am SO excited to announce our next study! We begin Monday, January 4th in the Book of Job! All are welcome to join anytime – there are no enrollments or sign-ups! New 2016 Schedule December 28th-January 4th – Regrouping Begins & New Leaders Group Opens If you are looking to join an open group that meets…