I have never run a marathon, but I know people who have and I admire them. The amount of hard work they put into training for the race is incredible. Yet as prepared as they may be, you can still see the pain and exhaustion on their face as the finish line gets closer. I'm … Continue reading Hang in there!
What do you get when you piece together a bunch of broken pieces of random materials? You get a beautiful piece of mosaic art! As you look at the beauty of the finished product, you gain a new appreciation for the broken pieces that were used to form it. It looks so shiny and put … Continue reading Work of art – in progress
Feeling hopeless can be like wandering around a really dark room and trying to find a lamp. When you first enter you pause for a moment, hoping that your eyes will adjust to the darkness and you’ll be able to make out a shape somewhere in the room. When you still see nothing but darkness, … Continue reading The light of hope
Is God still at the controls, or did I take over again? This is a question I need to ask myself constantly. I know that in order to succeed in a life lived for the Kingdom of God I must make sure that God is the one controlling my actions. I start every day handing … Continue reading Who’s operating the controls?
As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. - Psalm 138:3 This verse is an incredible promise! Actually, it's two incredible promises. First of all, it reminds us that when God's children come before him in Jesus' name, he answers! He doesn't say, "Let me think about it." He knew … Continue reading God always answers prayers
Jesus has a heart for lost people! Many times throughout the gospels we see stories of Jesus going out of his way to reach a lost person. On one occasion, when he was in the presence of some people of questionable character, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were quick to whisper about … Continue reading Jesus loves lost people