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Are You In It For The Long Haul?

Are You In It For The Long Haul?

“From that time, many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, 'Do you also want to go away?'”
8 Things to Know If You Have Lost a Loved One From Suicide

8 Things to Know If You Have Lost a Loved One From Suicide

When I first began my grief process, it seemed intense. I would be watching a movie that reminded me of him and I would suddenly start ugly crying.
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Mark’s Gospel: Hard-hearted

They were physical and emotional and Jesus was spiritual. Beyond all the miracles, Jesus wanted to teach them higher truths and deeper concepts.
The Place Where MLK Dreamed

The Place Where MLK Dreamed

Anyone who makes that right turn at the Gullah Grub Restaurant can pull onto the property of the Penn Center and dream the same dreams as Dr. King.
Prophetic Word and Painting for 2020

Prophetic Word and Painting for 2020

God is our abundance, and in Him we have everything- including our identity. We find who we are in our constant discovery of Him.
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Mark’s Gospel: Signs

They people got their wish and ate their fill. Jesus sent them away, healed, delivered, informed, inspired and with their bellies full for the journey home.
One Word

One Word

Transition means a process of change. And there my friends, lies the terrifying word I try to stay far away from—change.
How Not to Become a Grumpy Old Man (Like Me)

How Not to Become a Grumpy Old Man (Like Me)

My tendency to be negative happens because I get too focused on the thing (or person) right in my face, and I miss the bigger picture.
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Mark’s Gospel: Well-done

Jesus told them to keep this to themselves, but of course, they did not. Their astonishment would not permit silence. Their testimony is classic:
Why Your Baby-Makin

Why Your Baby-Makin’ Advice Doesn’t Bother Me

Because yes, I have tried Plexus. Yes, I have heard about NaPro. And yes, I have thought about (and trying) a Keto diet. Not to mention, I have also heard of that oil.
Making Room for Change

Making Room for Change

It is a choice to take this on and to get rid of old thought patterns that will no longer serve us. To make room for what will move us forward.
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Mark’s Gospel: Hearts

He explained the truth to everyone. Wickedness is in us all. It is folly to blame it on some outside force.
Watch The Manifestation of “By My Spirit” in 2020: A Decade of Rest

Watch The Manifestation of “By My Spirit” in 2020: A Decade of Rest

Lay down your weapons of the past decade and pick up the spiritual weapons of the next decade which are rest, hope, trusting in His sovereignty, and accepting the invitation to “Come up here.”
Empty

Empty

Two boats... left there.
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Mark’s Gospel: Winds

When they helped Him into the boat, the winds calmed down to normal. In a little while, the waves followed suit.
The Destructive Power of Always Being Busy

The Destructive Power of Always Being Busy

Eventually, we begin to lose sight of God’s reality and value for our lives. We actually begin to believe we are capable of doing life on our own.
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Mark’s Gospel: Filled

He looked to heaven. blessed the food and gave it to the twelve for distribution. As they broke the fish and the bread they saw it multiply in their hands not diminish.
Does God Know Me?

Does God Know Me?

Aside from the seemingly harsh nature of this statement, doesn’t it strike you as odd that Jesus will actually tell some people on judgment day that He never knew them?
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Mark’s Gospel: Sent

And so it is with us. Jesus has called us out. He has sent us into this world to continue His work. In His name, we have power over the enemy.
Own It

Own It

But what happens when I run out of coffee, have no plans to go camping, and my always delightful kids are making me crazy? Does my joy diminish?
When I Said "No" To God

When I Said “No” To God

I realized I was asking God for His blessings in my life and telling Him, “No, I don’t want that!” at the same time!
Enter Your Rest

Enter Your Rest

Interestingly enough, He says the way to rest is by taking HIS yoke upon ourselves. He offers us Himself. He is the one doing the work.
"What are you trying to prove?"

“What are you trying to prove?”

So why yes, man at Costco, I am trying to prove something to this world. My children are proof that God's ways are good. That He is multigenerational.
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Mark’s Gospel: Unbelief

Believing is health to our bones. Believing is safety to our lives. Believing sets the promises and power of God in motion.

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