Purpose

Get Up and Get Going

Get Up and Get Going

There is a word in my heart for you as we step into 2019. It's the word... ARISE.

The word arise simply means to get up and get going.

This may be the answer you have been looking for. Sometimes we make overcoming our difficulties a bigger problem than it needs to be.

You might be asking God...

  • “What do I do now?”

  • “How can I survive this?"

  • "How can I afford to do that?”

God’s answer to you may well be what it was to many other people in the Bible who experienced difficulties and overwhelming despair and disappointment with life.

The Power of Hope

The Power of Hope

In the midst of all the craziness, if you were to ask me to use one word that would best describe the overall frame of mind of the people I come in contact with, it would be hopelessness.

Just recently three people told me how they have been fighting hopelessness in their lives. Two because of ongoing health challenges and one with ongoing family challenge. Hopelessness is very real, especially during the end of the year.

What is real hope?

Be The One

Be The One

It seems now, more than ever, the voices of ingratitude are incredibly loud. People tend to dwell on the negative and ignore the positive. Conversations lean toward what is wrong instead of what is right and so many are living with a gray cloud hanging over their heads. Is anyone thankful and saying so?

For the child of God, thankfulness is not confined to a day or a season, it is an attitude that we should have everyday and every hour. Living life grateful should be the mark of every believer.

Jesus told a story in Scripture that illustrates the tragedy of the ungrateful heart…

Jewels In My Journal

Jewels In My Journal

Periodically I will grab a few journals, sit in a quiet place with a cup of tea, and read through them page by page. Many times, it is as if I’m seeing these thoughts for the first time and I get filled and charged all over again by the jewels in my journals. I thought I would share a few leadership thoughts with you today.

Whatever Happened To Sundays?

Whatever Happened To Sundays?

There seems to be a never-ending challenge for people today – trying to find a rhythm to their lives. The greatest enemy we have today is busyness. This enemy wraps itself in good intentions and necessary obligations and works its way into the lives of people. Before they know it, days, weeks, months and years have passed without giving the necessary time to the most important relationships in their lives. Sound familiar?

My husband recently taught an outstanding message entitled “First Things First.” This teaching really captured my heart and caused me to take personal inventory of my life and priorities. I made some adjustments and I continue to contend to keep “first things first” in all areas of my life.