"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all you need, you will abound in every good work." 2 Cor. 9:8 When I was in grad school, a buddy of mine had a little ten foot sailboat we liked to take out on … Continue reading Almost Any Wind Will Do
"My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death," He (Jesus) said to them. "Stay here and keep watch." Mark 14:34 About twenty years ago, WWJD? was a popular acronym: What Would Jesus Do? It's a great thought, but is this completely discernible in the 21st century? I'm fairly sure the Son of … Continue reading Why we should stop asking, “What would Jesus do?”
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27 Have you ever attempted to bring peace to a difficult situation and failed? This happened to me once with a room full … Continue reading Peace that Isn’t Pitiful
"Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall." Ps. 55:22 One of my favorite translations of the Bible is Young's Literal Translation; it puts the scripture in place English just as it was written in the original Hebrew or Greek. Here is Ps. 55:22 from … Continue reading Fill’er UP!
"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." Ps. 91:1 People who study the ocean tell us of an effect called, "The Cushion of the Sea." No matter the storm on the surface, only the first 120 feet of ocean depth are effected; below this, … Continue reading Embrace the Calm
"The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever--do not abandon the work of your hands." Ps. 138:8 What is your life purpose? Don't fret if you can't immediately and succinctly state your reason for existence. Many of us are in the same boat. The good news is, God knows … Continue reading On Purpose for a Purpose
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. Though one may be overpowered, two and defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecc. 4:4,12 Do you have a Battle Buddy--someone you trust to help you through thick and thin? If not, find one, or a … Continue reading Don’t Go It Alone