Press On

Press On

Friends ..  let’s talk about life .. and yes .. moving on with it .. haha ..  just like it is in our vehicles .. the windshield .. haha ..  it’s so much bigger than the rear view mirror .. and yes .. what’s ahead of us is so much bigger than what’s behind us .. so yes .. it’s joyfully that we can keep moving forward with God leading our way .. for yes .. He is love .. and yes .. forever it will be .. that yes .. haha .. oh yeah .. love wins period “Brothers .. I do not consider that I have made it my own .. but one thing I do .. forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead .. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” #lovewinsperiod...

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Safety Net

Safety Net

Friends .. God is for us .. and no .. we don’t have to wait in line .. for yes .. He’s here all the time .. and yes .. His loyalty will not increase if we’re better .. nor .. will it decrease if we’re worse .. He’s constantly here for us .. He’s at the finish line cheering us on .. and yes .. when we can’t move another step .. He picks us up and carries us .. He’s mighty enough to light the sun .. and yes .. He’s mighty enough to light our paths .. so yes sweet friends .. we get up .. we open our hearts .. and yes .. we take in His love .. while yes .. allowing Him to lead us along an incredible journey .. that yes ..  He has specifically made for each one of  us .. for yes .. we are loved by love Himself .....

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Loving Ourselves Within

Loving Ourselves Within

Friends .. we need to allow ourselves .. haha .. to love ourselves .. and yes .. this may seem foreign .. maybe even foolish .. and yes .. we may even be accused of being selfish .. however .. it’s simply not true .. and no ..  we can’t allow ourselves to entertain that thought ..  for the truth is  ..  we’re created in God’s image .. and yes .. He is love .. and yes .. He wants us to love ourselves ..  for yes .. it’s then and only then  ..  that we’ll truly be able to love others .. and yes ..  let others love us .. for yes .. it’s when we hold ourselves in high esteem that we’ll be able to give the most .. contribute the most .. and  yes .. love the most .. for yes .. again and again  .. haha .. oh yeah .. love...

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Shine On

Shine On

Let’s talk about “kindness” this morning .. and yes .. how it comes down to humbly giving of ourselves in love and mercy to others who may not be able to give anything back ..  as well as .. to those who we may feel sometimes don’t deserve it .. and yes  .. to those who frequently don’t thank us for it .. haha .. basically kindness means a way of thinking that leads to doing thoughtful deeds for others with no expectations .. for you see .. God wants us to show kindness in every situation we’re in .. and  yes .. in every place that we go .. for yes .. He wants us to strive to become more like Him ..  and yes .. even though His tender mercies and loving kindnesses are often taken for granted .. we still recognize His hand .. and friends .....

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Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Friends .. we can celebrate this day together in knowing .. that yes .. God is our refuge from the troubles of life .. and yes ..  just like the old hymn .. “Rock of ages cleft for me .. let me hide myself in Thee” .. haha .. He will do just that if we let Him .. that’s right .. He’ll be our shelter from all storms .. and yes .. His power will protect us from every trap and snare ..  so yes .. we call on it .. and yes .. we use it .. for the truth is .. together armed with His power we can face anything and everything .. for yes ..  it’s our place of safety where nothing can harm us .. simply because .. He’s our refuge and  our very strength .. so yes .. we get up .. we grab hold .. and yes .. we hang on .. for yes sweet...

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The Here and The Now

The Here and The Now

Friends .. it doesn’t matter our circumstances or  how humble they may be ..  nor .. does it matter how undramatic our talents .. for yes .. today our true purpose is revealed .. we’re meant to be this person at this time and at this place .. and no .. we’re not here just for ourselves .. but yes .. for God and all those we encounter along our way ..  for the truth is  .. we’re meant to make this contribution to the world .. and friends .. we must do it well .. with faith and patience .. with all our strength .. and yes .. with all our passion .. for in doing so  .. we’ll discover who we really are .. each having our own special purpose .. trusting in the fact .. that yes .. we’re all fearfully and wonderfully made by His...

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Bold Faith

Bold Faith

Friends .. it’s when we realize that God is both above all things .. while yes .. haha .. at the same time within each of us .. our lives change .. and yes ..  if we choose to live out of Him rather than out of ourselves .. we’ll absolutely gain the confidence that He’s put inside us .. as well as .. gain everything we need for whatever we may face .. for yes ..  He’ll do it .. and yes .. many times do it through us .. for yes ..  we have the Holy Spirit within .. and yes ..  if we listen to Him we’ll ultimately prosper .. for friends .. we’ve been given His nature .. and yes .. we need to live out of that nature by taking on an attitude of humility and love while waiting on Him in our daily life .. and no .. this doesn’t...

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