Passage: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalms 139:13 ESV) Paraphrase: God, you are the One who made me, inside and out. You put me together, piece by piece in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I was made precisely by you. You take delight in me! Premise: … Continue reading God don’t make junk
Prayer is probably one of the more challenging of the spiritual disciplines for me. As I have been practicing Lent and traveled on a mission trip the last several days, I have discovered 5 really great reasons I have discovered that I need to pray more often. Prayer is my connection to my Creator We were all made for connection with God. Being that I am … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Pray
Happy New Year! I don’t know about you but I take New Year’s Eve and transitioning to a new year very seriously. It’s a natural time of the year to consider life as a whole and to evaluate goals and progress. I didn’t do my normal questions from past year, which have been posted in previous blogs. Instead, I looked at a few areas of … Continue reading New Year Help
Ever since 12th grade I’ve been journaling. Poems, notes, a few drawings with a multitude of thoughts and prayers have filled about 20 journals over the last 28 years. Why am I such a big proponent of journaling? Here is a short list of why I think everyone should practice this discipline. It’s easy. For even the least creative, artistic individual, journaling has never been … Continue reading Journaling: 4 Reasons Why You Should Start.
What would it be like if you knew a celebrity had called your phone but you missed it? Would you be sick to your stomach? Would you try to call back as soon as you realized you missed the call? I would dare to say that many of us would really hate to miss a call from someone of such stature. Yet, when we hear … Continue reading 4 Ways God Connects With Us
Leaders can be defined in many ways depending on what area of life or organization we talk about. But what makes a good leader and how can one work toward great leadership? What are the deeper roots for leaders? Here are a few questions to consider that will help regardless of what kind of leadership role you serve. Do I feel called to lead? What … Continue reading Leadership Questions For Life
I leave about 6pm tomorrow night for Managua, Nicaragua. I will meet the rest of the team of 23 at the airport about 3pm. With so many we have to arrive very early of course. I am joining the team from Tennessee, lead by Terry Davis, a friend and member of Vision 2 Hear, who is also the pastor of The Movement. This trip makes … Continue reading Surge Trips 1&2