Category Archives: Encouragement

Inconvenience or Opportunity?

Kids on skateboards reminded me, love is patient

 They were on skateboards… little guys…two of them one was maybe 8 and the other looked to be about 6 years old. It looked like they were mostly talking… but it was where they choose to have their conversation that annoyed me… They were jawing right in the middle of the road. I was in […]

God is My Salvation

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation
[slideshow_deploy id=’4358′] Isaiah 12:2 is a precious verse to me. Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation    Comforting This verse is one of those comforting and comfortable verses that I’ve used and reused. One […]

Is Your Porch Facing the Right Direction?

florida sandhill cranes

Is Your Porch Facing the Right Direction? I’m preaching a revival in Lake Wales. (And wow has God been awesome!) We didn’t really want to get on the treadmill at the hotel, so Wayne found this great park downtown. Southern Hospitality We were greeted by a pair of trumpeting red-headed Florida Sand Cranes. That’s right, […]

Jesus is My Peace

telescope

This isn’t a Christmas post.   This is not even a late Christmas post. Maybe it’s just my personality…maybe I’m trying to get the last little bit…like trying to squeeze the last little bit of toothpaste out of a totally flat tube. But I don’t want to leave the season without getting transparent with you one more time. […]

It’s Not the Critic Who Counts…

Wrapped in a seven page speech delivered by President Theodore Roosevelt’s at Sorbonne  in Paris, France on April 23, 1910 is a powerful little paragraph that continues to be a source of inspiration and insight. The Man in the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt  It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the […]

When You Want to SCREAM… Why?

in our dark hole of unbelief we ask the question "why"

Good Questions Questions wield tremendous power because they activate the brain. Questions are the key that unlocks the door of imagination and creativity in your brain. Questions birth new inventions, businesses and cures for diseases. Processing the right questions help us identify the core problem, instead of putting bandaids on consequences. Questions can lead us to answers […]

Why Easter is NOT Over!

The Resurrection changed everything...let it change you.

Bright sunshine filled the morning. After days of dreary rain the sunshine was a welcomed friend! Springtime daffodils sat in clumps under the thickest boughs of dogwood I can remember seeing in years. Shorter redbuds covered in a profusion of vibrant fushia colored blooms stood in front of the glorious white dogwood like flower girls […]

Where do you turn when you are discouraged?

Satan has desired to sift you as wheat, but I prayed for you that your faith will not fail.

Where do you turn when you are discouraged? Where do go when circumstances pile in on you? What do you do when your son/daughter is rebellious–seriously rebellious? Where do you look when your marriage is in trouble? What do you do when your baby has a fever and is throwing up and nothing seems to […]

A New Year…A New Page…A Clean Slate…Really? LOL

A New Year?     Some folks call it a new page, a new door, a clean start. Really…I mean REALLY? A clean slate? I’m not a cynical person, but really?   That’s a little miss leading.   A New Door? Okay, because I love, absolutely love doors, let’s take the metaphor of a new door, […]