Live like Jesus

Live like Jesus

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This is post 3 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. – Romans 12:10-12 The most effective and influential leaders are also the best servant’s. Time has proven this again and again not just in… Read More »Live like Jesus

Daily Devotional Challenge

Daily Devotional – Love The Lord Your God

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This is post 2 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional”  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:30-31 In introducing this challenge I purchased a daily devotional to complete this and spoke about the greatest commandment.… Read More »Daily Devotional – Love The Lord Your God

Importance of Devotionals

The Importance of Devotionals and a Challenge

This is post 1 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” Devotional is a word Christians know well. It is a way for us to pursue God outside of church and the extra activities that most churches may provide. It is something that can be personal or shared. Doing devotionals with your spouse allows you to communicate with your spouse on a God-first basis and gives you a window in… Read More »The Importance of Devotionals and a Challenge

Living Testimony

Cultivating a Living Testimony

Living Testimony, we hear that all the time. At one point I wondered about the significance of those two words. They seem just two words that define themselves. You are alive and a testimony is a sworn statement. You have all you need for a living testimony. For a Christian is is much more than that because it is our proof of God’s change. It is how we show the… Read More »Cultivating a Living Testimony

Salvation is secondary

My Salvation Is Secondary

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Man, that’s deep already. I’m not going to apologize if that headline offends you. It should. It should also get your attention to the very serious nature of what I want to talk about. It’s been on my heart like an 800-pound Gorilla named Sparky. While talking with a friend we discussed a man’s primary duty as the leader of his home. After we talked I just had this consistent… Read More »My Salvation Is Secondary

Core Values

Finding Your Core Values

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This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Core Values” Ask yourself, “What really matters to me?” It sounds like a simple question but it’s far deeper if you pause and give it the attention it really deserves. I promised in my last article about what others say about you that these exercises could be used in a secular manner because we all have values. Whether you are Christian,… Read More »Finding Your Core Values

Who Do Men Say That I Am?

Who Do Men Say That I Am?

This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Core Values” Often times I am arrogant in the sense that I don’t care what people think of me. It can be a good and a bad thing to have that outlook. Jesus once asked his disciples [Mark 8:27-29] “Who do men say that I am?” and they answered him in several ways. He then asked them, “But who do you… Read More »Who Do Men Say That I Am?

Consistent Nutrition

Consistent Nourishment

A tree planted by water. Or maybe the farmer scattering seeds is what you recall from the parable [Matthew 13:1-9] that Jesus spoke of in the Bible. As a child I was taught about the farmer sowing seeds but as an adult I enjoy the idea of a tree more. The reason for this is because trees are consistent, you’ll hear this word a lot going forward. Plants, like those sown… Read More »Consistent Nourishment


Finding Peace in Death

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My last living Grandmother died January 9th, 2015. Her husband died December 1st, 2011. That is them and I miss them. Who wouldn’t miss people, that as far back as you can remember have been there and have been pillars of your identity? It’s heartbreaking when we lose loved ones and we need comfort in that storm. Some people find it in a bottle, some find it in the form… Read More »Finding Peace in Death