RISE ABOVE

Do you ever get a little down dwelling on the negative circumstances happening in your life?
Do you know any people that seem, despite difficult circumstances, to rise above those things and shine their light to bless others?  You might even want to emulate how you see them living? Continue reading “RISE ABOVE”

RECKLESS ABANDON

 

Do you follow the Lord with reckless abandon?

 

First, what does reckless abandon mean?

Reckless, meaning “having or showing no regard for danger or consequences” and abandon, meaning “showing lack of restraint” leads me to view

Following the Lord with reckless abandon as….
…Surrendering ourselves and our life to following God, with all our being, with no regard for anything else in this world.
…Letting Him lead and guide us even when things do not make logical sense.
…Clinging to Him and trusting Him that He is the author of our life who leads and guides our every step.

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GIVE ALL

 

 

The above quote can be seen hanging on the fence near the dugout for my son’s travel baseball team.

Every inning as the boys run onto the field, they hit the sign with their glove as a reminder to give all! Continue reading “GIVE ALL”

GOD’S LITTLE ONES

If you are one of my faithful, weekly readers I am sure you recall reading that I enjoy holding little ones as well as that I have had the honor last summer and this summer of holding two different foster babies from a family on my son’s travel baseball team.

There is just something very special about loving these precious children. As I just shared once again with the foster mom, it just makes me feel closer to God when I encounter these children. Actually, it is probably a close second to my first happy place of being at the beach soaking up God’s presence all around me. Continue reading “GOD’S LITTLE ONES”

BE THE ANGEL

This week I would like to share with you an experience that my youngest son was excited to fully share with me upon his arrival home from a camping trip to a Christian music festival this past week.

After all, he started with saying, “It’s a long, crazy story and you’re going to want to write a blog post…a WHOLE blog post on this!”

How can I not if my teenager thought it was worth sharing? 😃  I do believe the experience highlights several principles that are applicable to our lives that you will be able to relate to.  Continue reading “BE THE ANGEL”

INTERRUPTIONS are OPPORTUNITIES

I have a proposition for you this week!

 

 

Try to look at interruptions in your day as opportunities!

 

Opportunities to communicate God’s love to another person or maybe experience God’s love in your life.

 

 

Isn’t it really true that people and God’s love are ultimately most important? Continue reading “INTERRUPTIONS are OPPORTUNITIES”

BE STILL

Be still and know that I’m with you
Be still and know I am

 

Those are words from this song entitled Be Still by The Fray.  Take a few moments before reading these thoughts to Be Still with the Lord and be blessed by His presence through this song.

 

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Take time each day to be still

Get away from the hustle and bustle

Even if for five minutes

Spending time basking in God’s love and presence. Continue reading “BE STILL”

HOPE

HOPE

 

Have you ever considered what a vital role HOPE plays in our lives?

 

Upon further digging into the word hope, it was enlightening for me to reflect on the fact that there is hope, more in the “worldly” sense and there is hope in the “Biblical” sense.

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ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER

Do you ever feel like you are not “doing” enough for the Lord?  That all you do is sit in the pew each week?

Do you ever get stuck feeling that you have to do something grandiose to really serve the Lord?

Do you ever wonder if your life is reflecting a life shining Christ’s reflection in the things you do or the way you live?

 

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I believe that every moment is a moment to share Christ with others.  Yes, the simple little ways we share Christ count just as much as being a missionary to a foreign country!

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THE POTTER’S MASTERPIECE

Jeremiah 18:1-10 (CEV)

18 The Lord told me, “Go to the pottery shop, and when you get there, I will tell you what to say to the people.”

I went there and saw the potter making clay pots on his pottery wheel. And whenever the clay would not take the shape he wanted, he would change his mind and form it into some other shape.

Then the Lord told me to say:

People of Israel, I, the Lord, have power over you, just as a potter has power over clay. If I threaten to uproot and shatter an evil nation and that nation turns from its evil, I will change my mind.

If I promise to make a nation strong, 10 but its people start disobeying me and doing evil, then I will change my mind and not help them at all.

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Isaiah 64:8  (CEV)

8 You, Lord are our Father.

   We are nothing but clay,

but you are the potter.

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These Bible verses produce in my mind some powerful images of God, our Father, as the Potter and we, His children, as the clay.  Continue reading “THE POTTER’S MASTERPIECE”