If I am chosen and I don’t bring anything to the table, what about doing good things? Does it matter what I do anymore? What about my skills, talents, aspirations, education, degrees, accomplishments? None of those things commend me to God. He… Read More

As you begin a new week, I hope it includes some form of community. You are chosen, loved, desired. There is nothing you can do or have done that separates you from the lavish grace of God!

Another observation regarding chosenness: you gotta live like you believe it. There is a saying, “Fake it, ’til you make it.” I don’t know where it came from or if its roots are admirable, but it applies here. After encountering the Lord,… Read More

What have I observed about chosenness? I learned that being chosen for relationship is superior to being chosen for a task. You see, when I sit down at the table Jesus set for me and I spend time with my Father, his… Read More

Read: Ephesians 1:3-14 It’s impossible to live beyond what we believe about ourselves. Dr. Jay Shetler The words we say to ourselves are extremely powerful. If I believe myself to be broken beyond repair, worthless to society and a waste of time,… Read More

Chosen. What does it mean to be chosen? Chosen for promotion means expectations and standards to meet. Chosen for a production means memorizing and practicing and performing. Chosen by God means relationship! Last night Dave and I sat down to a simple… Read More

Listening to songs for our daughter’s wedding and painting my son-in-law’s (to be) house to my daughter’s playlist, one song kept popping up. “More Like Love” by Ben Rector is a story of moving from the desire to be famous to the… Read More

Read: Philippians 1:9-10 Paul says it very plainly here. As we grow in love (for one another), understanding (of God’s mysterious plan) and knowledge (of God and his ways), we will know what really matters. All of this results in pure and… Read More

It matters how we treat others. It is so easy to forget about others when our own toes have been stepped on. And in the process of taking care of our toes, we jump and stomp all over others. Maybe you don’t,… Read More

Besides that our character development is God’s idea and his work, what else really matters? It matters where your faith is placed. Do you trust yourself or do you trust God? Where is your faith based? Read: Philippians 3:3-9 Relying on myself… Read More