Summer Road Trip Realities

On our summer road trip, my daughter, sitting in the back seat, blurted out, "If I was the decision maker, all of these billboards we are passing would have cats on them."  Most billboards advertise hotels, food, area attractions, and gas. When I asked my car full of kids which sign stood out the most, they had mixed reviews. One favorite read: "Hey, I'm working here!" Yet, this billboard was merely ...

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What’s your heart condition?

I recently read the parable of the sower in Mark chapter 4 from The Message Bible. Here is one thing that really encouraged me: It says the farmer plants the Word, and it fell on hard soil (hard heart), gravel (not grasping it fully), weeds (choking fear and worry) and finally good ground (accepts it and is transformed by it). You would think a farmer (God) would know better than to throw ...

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Your Secret Weapon

Have you ever felt just beaten down by all of the stuff that comes against us in life?  Maybe you’re worried about work, your family, or your health… then that certain praise song comes on The Fish, you start to sing along, and all of a sudden, that stuff lifts.  There’s a reason for that:  There is Power in Praise! Ephesians 6:12 reminds us about the spiritual warfare that rages around ...

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Where Are Your THIN Places?

Did I get you to click on this headline because you thought it included secrets to losing weight? Psych!  It’s a weird term isn’t it? “Thin Places”. It may make you think of towns where everyone is skinny. Ha!  Actually, it refers to places where you feel closest to God – less distance “thinner” between earth and heaven, where you almost feel as if you’re on holy ground. It’s easy to ...

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How do we respond to tragedy?

A friend and former co-worker recently made a post to their Facebook page that really hit a cord and I think speaks for so many of us in light of recent events: "A few weeks ago we lowered the flag for Orlando, last week we lowered the flag for our men in blue, and this week we lower them for our brothers and sisters in France. The way it's going this ...

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Sharpie Reminders

Jason Roy, lead singer of Building 429, shared a backstage story at Atlanta Fest with me. Just above the thumb on his right hand was the word ‘unashamed’ written in black sharpie. On his left hand, he had four names written just below his knuckles. These names were people he told me he’d pray for, also noting that the ‘unashamed’ was a reminder to himself that he is ‘enough.’ He ...

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Mr. Melancholy

I love the book of Psalms in the Bible because I can totally relate to it. Most People who know me think of me as an outgoing, Sanguine.  A laugh-a-minute personality. That IS true, I love to laugh and connect with all kinds of people. But, there is another side to my persona that most people rarely see-Mr. Melancholy. He’s the guy looks at the glass half-empty, wants to hide away, says the sky ...

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Love Like Jesus

The world needs more of people like you! People with one agenda...sharing and showing the love of God, overflowing in and emanating out and through you. That is how our world will be changed. One person at a time, reaching out to one another, showing kindness, compassion and empathy. Person to person, human to human. When we act on the love of God within us, we are witnessing the miraculous. Instead of ...

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