God’s Value for Relationship

Everything in life hinges on our vertical relationship with God. But Adam had that in place and things were still “not good” because God designed us to also enjoy Him in the context of human relationship. If you would prefer an audio version, please visit...
Some Things are Worth the Wait

Some Things are Worth the Wait

Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you! Psalm 27:14 An elderly man was waiting . . . for this...
Reclaiming the Reset

Reclaiming the Reset

Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, “There is change in the air.” Arise,...
The Wisdom of the Whimsical

The Wisdom of the Whimsical

Instead, You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life. As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending, and I know true joy and contentment. Psalm 16:11 It is so easy to get caught up in the whirl of life and miss the moments that make us smile. While...
An Extravagant Offering

An Extravagant Offering

I long to drink of you, O God, drinking deeply from the streams of pleasure flowing from your presence.  My longings overwhelm me for more of you!  My Soul thirsts, pants, and longs for the living God.  I want to come and see the face of God.  Psalm 42:1-2 (TPT) Have...
The Maturity Dilemma

The Maturity Dilemma

Kids often believe that when they become an adult their lives will get more enjoyable because they will have more freedom to make the choices they fantasized about making as a child. Once those kids become adults, they realize that the freedom they dreamt about comes...
Preserving a Voice in Troubled Times

Preserving a Voice in Troubled Times

These are Alice in Wonderland kind of days. Our culture, communities, and even government have gone down the rabbit hole. The result: a distort reality that disorients us. Getting out of the rabbit hole by ourselves is almost impossible. This is another reason why...
God Always Finishes What He Starts!

God Always Finishes What He Starts!

I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this glorious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you and will put his finishing touches to it until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!  Philippians...
A Time to Cherish

A Time to Cherish

Your godly lovers will thank you no matter what happens. For they choose and cherish your presence above everything else. Psalm 140:13 The gift of free will is one of those treasures that God chose to give man from the very beginning. He, in His infinite wisdom, knew...

Standing in the Gap

The cheapest form of leadership is to stand against something or someone. It costs much more for a leader to stand for something or someone, which is why it is much less common. Believers are called to build walls of protection for the vulnerable and to stand in the...