When we believe in people for who they presently are, and invest in people in who they can potentially be --- we make imprints, change lives, carve history, and sustain a ministry that outlasts natural lives.
...what really, are we binging on? could it be that we're working hard and earning shallow, sowing hard but reaping little? ...
Every call in life; whether in the creche, or in the classroom or in the courtroom is always a call to plumb the depth of the Father's love for us.
And this is true about broken hearts: it's not what happens to you that shatters you the most as it is what you perceive has happened to you that will shape you the most.
I must have listened to this Word 5 or 6 times, and still, not have enough. I take it in by the mouthfuls - how this Word out of his words, reminds me that we've got a shield, a Mighty Fortress. And how the wind of adversity: the challenges of life, the discouragement of people, the… Continue reading why the winds of adversity can’t take us down
I snoozed the buzzing alarm, and slowly pulled myself from blanket’s thick warmth.
It was one morning of a hurricane.
I hurried through getting food on the table and into the lunch boxes. Rushed the children up their bed, out the door and into the car.
All rushing leads to nothing, and rest always comes to the still.
I jumped right into the driver seat. “Can’t be late today”, I muttered to self, quickly glancing at myself in the mirror, sighing: “When will i ever exit the house like I’ve got it together?”
That night at a dinner, I sat in front of a lady who animatedly told me about her exciting life. Career, children, and commitments – she said she was glad she was doing it all. I looked down the floor avoiding her eyes. The voice inside of me questioning why I can’t ever seem to get my act together like…
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It is always possible to find the will of God. And in that place, find your peace and call in life.
So these past five days have been a bit of a joy ride. But how does one capture the emotion of a lifetime? And how could words alone, describe what's larger than life? I fluffed the pillows, I cleaned the room. It had been 3 cycles. 3 cycles of the age I had started with when I first walked into their home,… Continue reading the surest way to make your mark in life
..when the heat's up and the debate goes on, & Trump argues with Clinton over who can build a stronger America -- I sneaked behind the door and pulled out an old post about a man who shared with me the truth on building a kingdom that will never end... Remembering our conversation that day - and recording it quickly on our phone - and you know, it's a little embarrassing....It's nothing slick, just something off the fly - completely unabridged and unedited. But we pray that in the simplicity of it all - this truth about success would bless your heart, and you'd find yourself standing on firmer ground ...excited about having a couple who shaped my faith and impacted my life, come to share life with us for a couple few days
...honestly?, these tips below are helpful to me. I used to fret having to prepare for a sermon when the days are busy, and the kids noisy, and the time's tight, and the interruptions common, and as for quietnes??, an impossibility...but what's in fact more pressing is that, after the day has worn me out, and i… Continue reading How to always be ready with the Word