“You are not meant to wear Saul’s armor. Beloved, you are an original, not an imitator.  You have been in training since you answered the call. The trials and tears have not gone in vain – they are preparations for the promotion ahead of you. You have fought specific battlesContinue Reading

Vision. Is. Powerful.  Victor Frankl was a holocaust survivor who used to travel and speak about how he survived the concentration camps. He would look at his audience and say, “You are the reason I am alive.” The crowd is naturally confused because they have never met Victor before. HowContinue Reading

“Loose lips sink ships.” While challenging to say ten times fast (try it, I dare you!), its meaning has far more weight behind it. This clever World War II slogan warned civilians and military alike – be careful of what you say. A casual conversation about your loved ones’ whereaboutsContinue Reading

I believe that every person has a God-given vision for their life.  Once you accept Christ Jesus, His vision for your life can be known.  How do I know that?  Let me ask you a few questions:  Is our God an intentional God?  Is He a good, loving God?  IsContinue Reading

God is doing a new thing, the old is gone, the new is here!

As I was getting ready to write the blog, I felt a tugging from the Holy Spirit to write these words as encouragement to you. May this short entry bless you and release you into all that Christ has for you!  I heard this phrase:  “I am making all thingsContinue Reading

What comes to mind when you think of the word ‘fasting’?  A famished-looking nomad?  The next new diet plan?  A disciplined life for the religiously eccentric?  If this was your initial thinking, it’s okay! There are always initial preconceptions to words that seem foreign. While fasting may seem like anContinue Reading

The Open Door As I was praying through what God had for 2022, I saw a pair of giant wooden doors in the heavenly distance. I watched as these doors were opened as blinding light beamed through the other side. What was previously closed has now been opened and onlyContinue Reading

Christmas wasn’t supposed to be like this:  I imagine being surrounded by those we love, cherishing why we are gathered here in the first place: Christ’s birth.  I picture Valerie and I having Christmas breakfast together as we enjoy a carefree time opening presents.  I envision being healthy, going outside,Continue Reading

Life. Gets. Busy.  With Christmas around the corner, it’s only natural to feel the squeeze of holiday obligations. There’s so much to do in so little time! The presents, the festivities, the gatherings… and don’t forget everyday personal responsibilities. As we ease into the Christmas spirit, it can be easyContinue Reading

In several of my conversations within the last couple of weeks, I recognized a common theme: people are going through hardships – real and difficult circumstances. While the scope of the trials varies individually, this season appears to have brought with it a heaviness that makes it difficult for peopleContinue Reading