Dear Friend, I remember a popular hotel commercial when I was younger from Motel 6 several years ago. The tag line was "We will leave the light on!" It was one of the longest running commercial's ever. The message Motel 6 was hoping to convey was, we don't have to offer you a lot of theatrics, we just offer that down home feel. We are offering you something simple, yet it will satisfy and meet your hotel needs. I believe that is what Jesus is saying to us this very day, " I w
In my baby’s room we have a night light. I needed to use the outlet so I unplugged it and set it on the floor. It wasn’t until night time I realized I forgot to put it back in the wall. When my husband asked why it was so dark, I told him the light was in the room. But he couldn’t see it because it wasn’t plugged in!
How powerful is that! He has called us to the light of the world and to let our light shine! Matthew 5:16;John 8:12. But if we’re not plugged in
In third grade I did not master all of the multiplication facts. I struggled with fact fluency and was an avid finger counter because of it. I would solve the problem, but it took longer than others. Math was not one of my strong subjects. I reflected on this moment as I played a relay math game with my own third grade class. I noticed the students who knew their facts because they ran to the board with confidence. While the students who were unsure closed thei
We have all heard the phrase, “Just Google it!” This usually is used in a moment when a question arises when we don’t know the answer. We live in a day and time of instant answers and solutions. But many times the answer given may be a fact, but not the truth we need to walk for our personal situation.
The only truth that we should seek should be the Word of God! He has given us the the Holy Spirit and he is a person! He is with us at all times. Anytime we ne
Dear Friend, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about me dating and getting remarried. He looked over at me and said, "You are so strong, you are so independent and you have your own opinion, most men will be intimidated and have a hard time with that, women like you don't like to be led." I sat there for a minute, because I thought that was quite funny. The characteristics he described came from survival, character, development and life. In my former life, I c
Dear Friend, One of my favorite artist Miguel wrote a song "Simple Things", when i first heard this song I didn't really listen, i just dug the vibe as I began to listen to the words more, I began to understand what he was saying, love shouldn't be so complicated, it was meant to be simple. God has been telling us this from the beginning. When the Pharisees asked Jesus what was the most important commandment in the law of Moses, they were hoping they could "trap" him. But Jes
LEGO bricks are a timeless classic. But did you know that no matter the variation of the bricks, all LEGOs are created to fit together? The body of Christ is the same way! Our God is focused on the unity of His body. It’s the only way His Kingdom agenda can be executed. When Jesus gave the ascension gifts to the body, the Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, Evangelist and Teacher, they are all different and special in their own way. Each one plays an integral part in bui
Don’t you just love those moments when you watch the commercial with the best deal of the century...only to read the fine print and find out you have to jump through hoops just to find out your not eligible to redeem the deal! Life is kind of like that. The world projects images before us like this all the time. While the Holy Spirit is speaking to us in the fine print with the detailed, important information. The world always wants us to focus on the broad pro
Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do! Watcha gonna do when they come for you...This is the chorus from one of the first reality tv shows that shadowed cops on their nightly patrol. Sometimes they conducted simple routine stops while in other clips they were chasing down people through backyards and down streets. Either way, there was always going to be some action!
But unfortunately, many of us take this take perspective when it comes our relationship with Go
Dear Friend, Hi, my name is Jessica and I’m working on trying not to control everything. Especially when it comes to my children. When my oldest girls (who are 9 and 10) were younger, it seemed to be quite easy to keep up with every little thing they did. When they’d ride their bikes up and down the street I would remind them to be on high alert for any and everything. 1)Watch out for cars. 2) Ride on the opposite side of the ride to see on coming traffic. 3) Watch out for st