Consider identity – what you believe about yourself at the core of your being – how was it formed? I can’t help but believe that the beginnings of what we believe is formed very early in life by significant adults. This includes parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, neighbors, aunts, uncles, cousins. As we move into adulthood, …

Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end. It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, to betray …

Today as you enter worship, or contemplate your day, invite Jesus into your thoughts. What is it you need today? Set your intention, check your posture, and prepare to receive. He is in the business of renewal. And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all …

If you are like me, there are times when you have muttered under your breath, or perhaps shouted at the top of your lungs: “There has to be more than this!” And you are right. We are made for more. More than just breathing but not really living! Sometimes we get in our own way. …

First, you must set your intention by answering Jesus’ question, “What do you want me to do for you?” And then position yourself to receive. This is best illustrated by Jesus’ story of the Pharisee and the tax collector. Read it now: Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their …

I spoke at a women’s retreat this past weekend. It was a wonderful group of beautiful women gathering to hear from their Father. We worshipped, ate and crafted together and, of course, circled up around the word of God. Friday evening I spoke on preparing ourselves for a move of God. It is much like …

Stepping out of the chaos means I take note of my breath. Listening as I breathe in and out, knowing that the presence of breath is evidence of God’s spirit in me. Another way I step out of the chaos of life is by reminding myself that Jesus holds all creation together. At times it …

I am enamored with breathing. Every breath I take means one more moment of life. The last couple of days I listen to my breath coming in, going out. And I think about my Creator. Genesis 2 says it like this: Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the …

Read: Ecclesiastes 12:8-13 Solomon’s conclusion of all his searching is this: That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. Ecclesiastes 12:12 Pretty simple, isn’t it? In all his searching and trying different paths to find meaning in life, in the end he …

Read: Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 This passage of scripture is the most picturesque description of aging I have ever read. Years ago when I was teaching Bible in a local private school, I assigned the students to read these verses and procure a picture of what Solomon describes. Not a single student brought a picture of a …