Jeremiah 29:11 talks about having a future and a hope but what if all you see is bills, bills and more bills with not enough money to go around.
Been there; done that.
Living just above the line of ‘drowning’ in a sea of debt is humiliating and as a Christian, even worse.
Belittling oneself, feeling like a loser, asking yourself why you can’t get your act together...
How full is your love tank?
Maybe you are tanking and it is totally on empty?
Or if you are the exception to the rule, gleefully running on a full tank?
What am I talking about?
Well with all the rioting and looting going on right now it has got me thinking.
Matt 24:12 says “There will be such an increase of sin and lawlessness that those whose hearts once...
All of humanities "heart cry" is to be understood. That is just part of being human.
But for some, whose heart was deeply broken in this area, they become like Peter Pan and that part of their heart never grows up, staying stuck in Never Never land.
The problem becomes that this broken heart becomes their belief system that all of life gets interpreted through, and for every year...
I'm sure you know or at least can imagine that in archery, when an arrow is not pulled back all the way, it will fall short of the mark.
Same for you.
God has positioned you at the point of His KISS.
In archery this is where the hand has drawn the arrow back to the corner of the mouth.
A good archer knows to hold it at the KISS position before releasing.
This allows it...
The greatest goal that I ever accomplished in my life was when I was able to overcome that which kept me living small.
Living small in my books was equated with living life safe and even though life was good, I found myself getting agitated and restless inside.
I am not alone in this. Living small tends to be the source of many people’s frustration because everyone has an awareness...
In times of crises, being laid off and losing your job is a horrible place to be but my question to you is “what have you got? “What are your current resources?”
Your first reaction might be to say “I don’t have anything.”
“I have just lost everything.”
“All my security and everything familiar is gone.”
Yet a thought or an idea...
I remember a time in my early twenties, when my canoe tipped over in a raging river.
My canoeing buddy and I became stranded on an island, out in the middle of no where.
How to get off?
If we didn't want to be living there the rest of our lives, or get rescued by a helicopter, we had no choice but to face the angry river again.
I fought off paralyzing fear. Heart pounding, I pushed...
There is a passage of scripture that states "Jesus slept in the boat." You can find it in Matt. 8:24.
Whenever I look at that scripture, I think about my experiences in rocky storm tossed waters and sleeping in a boat during a major storm just doesn't compute!
Then I look at the Corona virus storm that is circling the globe currently, creating hording, panic and a lot of out right...
What would happen if a baby determined their future based on their past? Would they ever walk or would they see themselves as limited to crawling?
It is crazy to think a baby would do that but to often we as adults look at our past experiences or even current circumstances and let that dictate our identity and how we walk through life.
Then it only gets worse when we let other...
Self care is critical to my emotional well being. I learned this the hard way many decades ago, as crash and burn wasn’t fun to recover from.
I had to realize that self care wasn’t being selfish. It was my sanity saver.
The same for me today. As one who pours out regularly to many, keeping my emotional tank filled is critical, especially if I want to be able to have something to...