If you are feeling discouraged and disheartened, you are in need of hope. A biblical hope focuses on what Christ can do when faced with unprecedented trials, severe loss, and disillusionment. I wrote this to someone special who has been experiencing a lot of anguish and in the midst ofContinue Reading

1 Samuel 30:6

One of my favorite ways of receiving encouragement is through verbal affirmation. I don’t mean the ‘good job, Pastor’ after I preach a sermon. They are those meaningful, heartfelt words that reveal how much you mean to them. It has happened a few times: for birthdays, during Pastor appreciation month,Continue Reading

Part 3 of 3| Through the Valley Series Chances are, you are quite familiar with a passage, in the Bible, that mentions a valley. Or, you may be scratching your head right now trying to think of the verse… or any verse! If that’s the case, let me help youContinue Reading

PART 1 OF 3 – THROUGH THE VALLEY SERIES Have you ever had a ‘mountaintop experience?’ This is usually associated with an astounding victory or accomplishment you experienced. Typically, this terminology is used in Christian circles referencing a retreat or camp in the mountains where the Lord meets you inContinue Reading

I want more of the presence of God in my life. I desire to understand the heart of the Father, to walk as Jesus did, and to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit in cultivating the fruits and the gifts of the Spirit. It’s not easy, but anything worth pursuingContinue Reading

As I was sitting before the Lord getting ready to write the next blog, an image of a man, who just came from battle, came to my mind. He was from the days of metal plated armor and he had just taken his armor off. He was sitting on aContinue Reading

A few months ago, I was in prayer for the prayer meeting (Yes, we should even be praying for this!) and the Lord gave me a vision. What I saw was a man standing in the middle of the desert. As far as the eye could see, there was nothingContinue Reading

Do you have a word that you try not to use? For myself, it is the word ‘hate’. Since the word has a strong connotation with negativity and potential divisiveness, I try not to use it in my everyday language. I would instead substitute it for ‘dislike’ or ‘loathe’ (I’dContinue Reading

Fruit of the Spirit Series When most people think of joy, they might think of jolly St. Nick belly laughing with all his might as he exclaims, ‘Ho, Ho, Ho!’ While this image may even bring you a sense of joy reflecting on your childhood, there’s more to this 3-letter wordContinue Reading