Are You In a Battle?

   The Battle is the Lord’s! “They were helped in fighting them, and God handed the Hagrites and all their allies over to them, because they cried out to him during the battle. He answered […]

Hiking Mountains

In the last month, I have started a new hobby, hiking. I love to be outdoors and I needed to add more cardio in my life. Although it didn’t start out as a way to […]

With a Little Help From My Friends

“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.”   Gal. 6:2 It is interesting that Jesus trained his disciples to think of themselves as a community, not as individuals trying to […]

What Goes In, Eventually Comes Out.

“Jesus, Jesus, Sweetest Name I Know.” In the last year of my sister’s life, at times (because of a long-term illness) when she hovered between life and death, she would often say, “Jesus, Jesus, Sweetest […]

REALITY Christianity

“You have never truly found Jesus If you do not tell others about Him.” ~Charles H. Spurgeon Last week I read an article about a reality TV dating show with numerous bachelors vying for a […]

Disappointment

Disappointment – What a dramatic word. According to the dictionary disappointment is, “sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations.” All of us have encountered it, felt its pain and some […]

What Can You Do that No One Else Can?

“And since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us each exercise them accordingly.”  Romans 12:6 I heard a pastor say once that there are two questions we should […]

Rest

So I’ve been in a season of rest…  Jesus’ invitation to the disciples is also extended to us when He says in Mark 6:31, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get […]

Indifference

I have heard a lot of talk lately in Spiritual Discussions about “indifference”.   What is indifference?  According to Saint Ignatius, indifference does not mean that you do not have a preference for a sunny […]

Healthy Things Grow and Change

As I am again in a season of change, I wanted to share a past blog of mine which I felt was relevant. Years ago, an older pastor shared with our pastoral staff that, “Healthy […]