Dear Friends, Kevin Levar has a song called, “Hiding Place”. It’s a simple song, yet it gives you assurance that you are safely hidden in God’s presence. You are my hiding place You are my hiding place In your presence I am safe I can run to you when I just don’t know what to do And I’m scared feeling so confused That’s when you hide me When you’re right beside me but I can’t tell Cause what I’m going through has got me overwhelmed King JC will take care of me I’m not afraid
Good Morning Ladies (and few gents), By Wednesday morning I had already reached my “word count” for the week. I started my day with what I lovingly call an “introvert hangover.” On Monday I was asked to train a practicum student, which I later learned through our conversation was a former student at MBS which led to talking more than usual. Tuesday I got called upon to facilitate a class at the last minute to guys I didn’t know, again that meant talking more; but this is wher
Dear Friends, The word, “honor” is mentioned over 147 times in the bible. So, we know honor is very important to God, and it should likewise be just as important to us. I once heard someone say, “if you can’t honor the person, at least honor their position.” You can never honor what you don’t value. When you begin to value the people around you, honor will come easy. Let’s look at the definitions for honor and value to get a better understanding of these two words. Value-“t
Good Morning Dear Friends, The other day I sat watching my boys play. They were shooting the basketball on their little tikes junior hoop. My middle son was becoming frustrated that his shots weren't going in. He plopped on the floor and began screaming, "I can't do it, it's too hard." I moved towards him and began encouraging him to keep trying and that I would help him. He continued to stay on the floor and tried to shoot from the floor, still winning and saying he couldn't
Good Morning Ladies (and few gents), I don’t know about you but I’ve had many a dream shattered only to recognize that the dream God had for me was bigger, badder, and better than I could have imagined. Time we stop cheating God by coming up short and instead stay the course—the King is Alive, wait on him. It’s Monday and time to share the 45th Catechism truth of 52. When John answered their questions by saying, “I baptize you with water; but someone is coming soon who is gre
While heading out the door one morning I heard a conversation with my twins and it went something like this...
Daniel-Isaac, I thought you said it was going to be a good day?!?!
Isaac-(He looked back at him.) It is!
Daniel-But it’s raining...
Isaac-But it is going to be a good day!
What a reminder!!! The Word of God declares that this is the day that the Lord has made and we should rejoice and be glad in it! (Psalm 118:24) Sounds like a good day to me!
Dear Friends, I was hanging with a friend having lunch, and we were sharing some of the things we were believing to receive from God. We cried, laughed a lot, and most of all loved on one another. Knowing personally what she had just shared with me, when the waitress asked would it be one or two checks. She immediately said, “One”! I glanced at her, and was about to say, “Are you sure?” However, I felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit to just say, “Thank you.” So, I thank
Dear Friend, How beautiful is it that we, humans, were created in the image of the one who created the universe? I've written before on how when we are most attentive to the world around us, we are able to get glimpses of the God of the universe. These past few weeks I've been reminded of the God of community. As I've lived life at a slower pace these weeks my spirit has been reintroduced to the beauty of two or more gathered together; and how when we allow it, the power that
In the convenient digital age, we can access almost anything with the click of a button. On Fridays we like to create a movie night experience in the comforts of our living room. In these moments we’ll eat some pizza and download a movie. But sometimes the WiFi may be slow and the download is delayed. It seems as if the movie is taking forever and will not load. Our kiddos will sometimes become impatient and think that the movie won’t load. And all I’ll simply
Dear Friend, There is rest in His voice..... 1 Kings 19:11-13King James Version (KJV) 11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a