PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!!

JULY 27….PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!! How many of the things you do without a second thought did you have to learn to perform? More than you think, I promise you. Things like walking, sports, relationships, and the list could go on and on. How did we become good at what we do? We practiced! Not everyone […]

GROWTH TAKES TIME!!

JULY 25th…GROWING UP TAKES TIME!! I have trees around my property that are close to 100 feet tall and I have trees that are 10 feet tall. The tallest trees have taken years to grow to their height. The same is true with our spiritual life. We are not instantly fully mature when we first […]

THERE’S SECURITY IN LOVE!!

It’s amazing how many people I meet in life who live a life of insecurity. They don’t trust others, refuse to enter into close relationships, don’t want people to find out who they really are, and lose out in living life to the fullest. Insecurity is caused by many different things and I don’t pretend […]

IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU!!

How many people do you know that enjoy talking about themselves all the time. Their conversation is always about their own lives and the things they have done. It’s hard to have healthy relationships when it is all about you. Selfish pride destroys relationships and it shows up in a lot of different ways. Pride […]

CARE ABOUT OTHERS!!

One of the earliest actions we learn is to be selfish. We are naturally born to think about ourselves first. The idea and action of putting others ahead of ourselves is a learned trait and we all need help in learning it. When we begin to think of others first, our relationships with those people […]

THANKFULNESS OVERCOMES COMPLAINING!!

Complaints are something you hear everyday. It can be about the weather, your job, your relationships, or just about anything else you can think of. People are quick to find an excuse or complain when asked to do something. Our children were always grumbling and complaining about chores, but they loved the reward for doing […]

USE YOUR DEFENSE SHIELD!!

Satan uses many tactics when he attacks you and me. It is good to know that there is not an attack that God has not provided us with a shield of faith to defend ourselves. One of Satan’s specialties is having us think critical thoughts about one another. It’s always easy to see something that […]

CONFIDENT IN GOD!!

Confident people are hard to defeat. Nothing seems to distract them or keep them from reaching their desired goal. As God heals our soul, one thing we notice is that we become stronger and more confident. With every step of healing He leads us through, we see that He is faithful and trustworthy, and this […]

HOPE WILL KEEP YOU GOING!!

JULY 12th…HOPE WILL KEEP YOU GOING!! I can’t imagine living life in a position of having no hope. Even people who have terminal illness can still have hope of eternal life, so living with no hope means living life with no peace, joy, or happiness. In fact, I would define hope as “the happy anticipation […]

CHANGE YOUR MIND!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!

Have you ever walked into a store before with something to exchange? Maybe it was an article of clothing that you decided you didn’t like, a pair of shoes that were uncomfortable, or a gadget that didn’t do what you’d expected. You entered the store with something that didn’t work for you, exchanged it, and […]

OVERCOME YOUR ADVERSITY!!

JULY 7th….OVERCOME YOUR ADVERSITY!! Life is full of trouble. Some things happen to us and we have no control over them. Some of life’s troubles we bring on ourselves by our decisions and actions. Our ability to work through life’s troubles determines whether or not we are able to reach our full potential in this […]

WAIT ON GOD!! HE IS IN CONTROL!!

Trusting in the Lord is easy when life is pleasant and running smoothly. However, when circumstances are not as we desire, our confidence in God can become shaky. Yet even in difficult times, He guides us and helps us through. God wants us to cultivate faithfulness to Him in every circumstance. To do this, we […]