Have you ever tried to draw a straight line freehand? If you have, I’m sure you’ve noticed how easy it can be to get off, even slightly, without something to guide you, right? I am an Art Teacher, and recently my kids were doing a Zentangle Self Portrait project, but to do it properly they … Continue reading Off Track – Joshua 1
The “Love Chapter” of the Bible is the nickname given to 1 Corinthians 13, every day if becomes clear that we need to read it again and again. Especially considering the mark of the church summed up in John 13:35 is simply that they will know we are His disciples by our love. If you … Continue reading The Love Chapter, Read it Again.
In bed, unable to find the energy or motivation to get up as dishes and laundry pile up… feeling numb, invisible, worthless. Time just ticking away until you’ve wasted yet another purposeless day. Have you ever felt this way or perhaps even worse? These thoughts and feelings can be crippling. They can be loud and … Continue reading Once and For All
If you are human, there will be times in your life when people fail you. There will be times when you will feel isolated, hurt, hopeless, and nights filled with tears. Why? Because people, even christians, aren't perfect. I think at times it is even more magnified in ministry or any type of leadership position. … Continue reading When People Fail You
We change our culture, not the reverse. “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted … Continue reading Food for Thought – 08.17.2016
How to avoid burn out in ministry!
A good read for ministers and congregants!
"I began to realize something, those people we are so quick to hate and ready to condemn to an eternity in hell, those very same people, a vast majority of them, have NEVER HEARD the name of Christ, let alone the Gospel. ...people are refusing to GO to the uttermost parts of the earth (Acts 1:8) and refusing to GO where His name is not known (Romans 15:20-21, Isaiah 52:15). And ultimately, people are refusing to live the life of LOVE we are called to live! John 3:16 clearly tells us that God so loved the WORLD that He gave His only son." - Jessica Cappel
To be a right-wing extremist is just as ungodly as being a left-wing liberal communist. Both stir hate and adhere to their political parties over what God's word instructs. I'm a staunch conservative, believe in the strict interpretation of the constitution and preserving our God-give liberties in this nation. But.... Guess what? I love the … Continue reading Food for Thought – 09.18.2015
My heart breaks to see my nation, once a beacon of light to the world.... A nation that sent out missionaries and aid to the uttermost parts of the world..... My nation, has become a dark, godless mission field. We NEED God in America again! (Like the old carman song.) And, we need churches that … Continue reading Food for Thought – 08.4.2015