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Finding a Place to Stand in the Earthquake

“The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion’s treasure.” Isaiah 33:5-6 As I read those words this morning one portion stopped me, caught my […]

Imitate God

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”   As a dad I look back on years when I was keenly aware that my son […]

Joy is a Choice of My Behavior

Joy is a Choice of My Behavior Week 4 So many things are out of reach as well as out of our ability to control, but our behavior, that’s not one of those things. When we are choosing joy, we need to realize that what we say, think, do as well as how we treat […]

Joy is a Condition of my Heart

Joy is a Condition of my Heart Week 3 Before this study, have you ever really thought about joy being a heart matter? In our day to day life, there are so many uncertain things, uncontrollable things and scary things.  Those are the kinds of conditions that we simply have no control over.  The condition […]

Joy is a Conviction of my Mind

Joy is a Conviction of My Mind Week 2 Welcome to another week of Choosing Joy. This week we’ve taken a deep look into our own heart and mind.  If we are honest, it’s not always pretty there is it? I love the verses found in 1 Thes 5:16-18 because they are crucial to the […]

Joy is my Inheritance

Joy is my Inheritance What an exciting introduction to Choosing Joy by Kay Warren!  Have you ever taken time to ponder the thought that Joy IS our inheritance?  Pure joy as we walk the streets of gold, as we live in mansions prepared for us, as we finally see our Savior face to face?  That […]

Choose Joy Bible Study

I’m personally inviting you to this Choose Joy Bible Study. If you don’t have the book, I encourage you to hop on Amazon and get a copy or head over to your local Christian Bookstore and grab one there.   I’m so excited about this 4 Week Bible Study!  Joy doesn’t come easy for many of […]

Prayer Works

We see example after example in the Bible where people went to God in prayer and had miraculous prayers answered, yet we doubt that God can still do that today. God is the same as He was then. Put Verses about Prayer throughout your home.  Commit them to memory and you’ll have them at a […]

The Smell Of Smoke

Have you ever sat by a campfire and found, that even hours later, the smell of smoke had permeated your clothes?  It lingers, it clings and others can smell it too. Often, as I live in a world that reminds me of Sodom and Gomorrah, I’m aware that the smell of the culture has clung […]

The Most High God

“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;     wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons;     he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise     and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things;     he knows what lies in darkness,     and light dwells […]