Every so often we need a good spiritual vision check-up... It snuck up quietly, a little at a time. That's the way some things happen. And we're unaware until it's too late (or almost). Like with my eyesight. I was convinced I could see. But truth is, I was going blind. Our eyes are a … Continue reading Eyes That Don't See: A Spiritual Vision Checkup
I want to walk to God's heartbeat. Don't you? Then why do we so often take the easy way out? Our early church fathers, the early missionaries, and even Christ himself purposely chose the hard way, the way of self-denial. They chose to follow God's way - regardless of the cost and even when it … Continue reading Walking to God’s Heartbeat
We can only achieve consistency step by step. Our church had a blessing tree for Christmas 2017, which blessed my life in a special way. We each received an ornament for the church tree on which we were to write our greatest blessing of the year. Mine was gentleness. God had dealt with me about … Continue reading The Importance of Consistency
How to make resolutions become more than ineffectual band-aids. It's time once again to ring in a new year. Which for many means making New Year's resolutions. But based on both statistics and personal experience, I find that New Year's Resolutions don't work! So if you failed to keep last year's resolutions, take heart. You're not … Continue reading Resolutions or Solutions?
In order to connect to the vine, we must first disconnect from all that hinders... If you've walked with Christ for any length of time you have probably experienced dry spells. You pray, you read, you attend church, and seek fellowship. But it seems you're just going through the motions and get little out of … Continue reading 4 Steps to Quench Dry Spells and Enter Renewed Abiding
Ongoing prayer can redeem life’s trials, frictions, and nuisances, and make them work for good. Pray without ceasing. What an impossible task this seems! And while it is often said that Paul meant we should have an attitude of prayer, I think he also intended us to pray much more than we do. Rejoice always. … Continue reading 4 Benefits of Continual Prayer
Discover 3 valid tools for digging out of ruts and regaining focus... Do you ever feel like you're losing focus? Doesn't it seem, in our modern times, that it's harder and harder to stay focused, with so many things clamoring for attention? Life is a gift. A precious one. But it sometimes seems that we … Continue reading 3 Valid Tools for Regaining Focus