“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 NKJV "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV
We're all traveling on this journey, this pilgrim's progression. However, our passports aren't made up of a little book that one can pull out and show at every gate. Instead, I'm speaking about the passport that sits deep within us and is only visible by the Greatest Gatekeeper. We've been to and through places not … Continue reading
Valleys aren't always fun! But I believe that they're necessary. How else can we ascend the next peak? My dark valleys, like so many others, have all threatened to undo me. Whether the trial is an emotional journey of a broken heart/spirit or a battle of physical illness the circumstance through a bullhorn yelled, "you're done, … Continue reading Beauty in Darkness
Ever find yourself feeling restless, unsettled, distracted and disturbed? Worried-we fear, doubting- we react. We see pain, we feel sadness, and we want to be angry because anger feels strong! I have spent years letting my pain/hurt turn into anger. As time steals along, bitterness hardens a part of my heart, a part of my … Continue reading A Blossoming Breakthrough
It's so very comforting to know that we are loved by a God whose track record is filled with the miraculous! His business, the impossible; His standings-infinite. Every impossibility faced by man was and continues to be overcome and far surpassed than the wildest of imaginations by none other, than, you guessed it-Our Lord, God! … Continue reading Bring it!
This morning coastal San Diego residents woke up to a very thick layer of fog blanketing the landscape. Visibility in some areas was a quarter-mile or less, negatively impacting the morning commute. Most of us drive to work or school 4 or 5 times in a week, so we're pretty comfortable and confident with the familiar route. However … Continue reading Almost Right…
We so often find ourselves in a season of discontentment. We look around at the lives of others and might feel, "why can't my life be something like that?" We entertain the thought that, "there has to be something more!" We may look back and think of the things we had planned to achieve by this … Continue reading Departing from deception
We're locked in and ready as the cars creak in their route upward. Excitement, Fear, Thrill and Adrenaline are all present. As we crest the first hill we might white-knuckle it and close our eyes or we may throw our arms in the air and let go. Regardless of how we choose to ride, at that … Continue reading Arms in the Air
KEY POINTS What we believe is revealed, not by what we know or what we say we believe, but by how we actually live. (p. 46) “Everything in your spiritual life depends on the sort of God you worship. Because the character of the worshiper will always be molded by the character of what he … Continue reading Lies Women Believe…about God-Chapter 2
Scowls dress the faces we so often encounter. Have you noticed that some people are just waiting to erupt their anger? Standing in line at the grocery store watching the middle-aged woman act like she's just looking at the magazines while she is slowly placing her groceries on the conveyor belt behind a smile. That … Continue reading Why you mad?