Encouragement is the ultimate construction tool. Nothing builds up faster, elevates quicker or edifies with greater success than encouragement. There is no greater motivator. We’re all tortured with doubts, as fear tries to imprison us in a cage made with bars of disbelief. For many, this crippling assault prevents us from ever achieving much of […]Read More Building Your Skyline
In my reading this morning I came across a passage I’ve read dozens of times before. For some reason, it jumped out at me as something to share – so maybe it’s something you need to hear today, who knows. Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and […]Read More Never Go Hungry
Every day, whether we realize it or not, we’re leading others. Our words, our actions, our plans, our dreams, the way we walk, talk, drive and act all represent a road map of sorts. Are we leading people where they need to go? Or are we leading them astray? Do we handle stress by pointing […]Read More Where Are You Leading?
Our world is embracing evil. In many cases simply by ignoring it. Using actions like the recent mass murders to further political agendas. ( Make no mistake, by calling them acts of terror or mass shootings or anything else we marginalize what they really are… murder. The ultimate incarnation of evil – to extinguish a […]Read More Clothed in Evil
Every Sunday hundreds of millions of Americans gather to worship. Not that kind of worship. We worship at the altar of pro football. Others worship at the altar of Hollywood celebrity. Even more worship at the altar of Amazon or Target or Macys, as if acquiring more stuff will ever feed a hungry heart. For […]Read More What Do You Crave?
Average. What a horrible word for anyone who calls God their Father. He didn’t make us to be average. Never once does the bible say we should live mediocre lives, accept less than what’s best or succumb to failure. You have been set apart as holy to the LORD your God, and he has chosen […]Read More Made For More
Mark 9:35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” John the Baptist was a man after God’s heart, a paver of The Way, a herald of The Word, a servant of all. He led a righteous life, up […]Read More The Backwardness of Pain