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I’m not where I thought I’d be, and I like it.

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but … Continue reading

When ‘Stepping out on faith’ is really ‘Stepping out of God’s will’

When ‘Stepping out on faith’ is really ‘Stepping out of God’s will’.

When ‘Stepping out on faith’ is really ‘Stepping out of God’s will’

“Stepping out on faith” involves more than just confidently moving forward with an objective. It involves surrendering to God’s will, prayer, patience, and obedience with faith that God will protect/deliver/provide as you move forward in His direction. Where did we even get this “stepping out in faith” idea from anyhow??? PETER!!! Right? …Well how did … Continue reading

So You’re “Trayvon Martin”, huh?

I have to admit… Trayvon’s death, the verdict, and the public’s reaction really exposed, yet again, the status of this country’s racial issues. But that’s not all that it exposed, especially for those among us that are looking a little deeper. Romany Malco, a familiar actor, addressed this Trayvon Martin topic from an interesting angle, … Continue reading

You Don’t Have to Worry About Gas Prices if God’s Driving

Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in … Continue reading

Do you thank God because you’re so AWESOME?

Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not … Continue reading

So you’ve obeyed God today. …Now you want a cookie?

“When a servant comes in from plowing or taking care of sheep, does his master say, ‘Come in and eat with me’? No, he says, ‘Prepare my meal, put on your apron, and serve me while I eat. Then you can eat later.’ And does the master thank the servant for doing what he was … Continue reading

Money, Power, Respect. …Oh, and God, too.

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” The Pharisees, who dearly loved their money, heard all this and scoffed at him. Then he said to them, “You like to appear righteous … Continue reading

Learning to “mooch” off of God???

“Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in … Continue reading

“Chill! ….I got this!” – God

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) …but how? What does this look like? What is this “peace” … Continue reading