Light of Christ

Capture the Light

Be brave and capture the Light, the Light of Christ.  He hears our sorrow and our pain and lifts us high above the seas.  He carries our imaginary moments that are not real and shatters them across the waters.  He releases the pain to a place of surrender, solitude, and everlasting joy. Do not fear the satisfaction that awaits and be strong in the Lord, the Lord of hope and joy. “I’ve suffered many great tragedies in my life. Most of them never happened. – Mark Twain (1835-1910).  This quote is one of my favorites because it so clearly articulates the “mind drama” that we’ve all experienced at times.  If only we had the wasted and serious time back... read more

Where Are We Going?

Do you ever ask yourself this question to God, Where are we going?  Do you ever ponder the mystery of His vision and think about what this all means?  I certainly have at times. Sometimes I wonder if He knows what we carry around on our backs and I wonder if He knows that we’re going in circles at times just trying our best to get through another day.  I sit in my favorite spot and think about His great majesty, and I hope for a moment that He is watching my actions. Then I quickly remind myself that He knows everything about us, all of us. Therein lies the great mystery of faith. According to Wikipedia, Faith... read more

Carry Us Over

By God’s grace, He saves us from ourselves.  By the will of God, He carries us to a place of refuge. By the anchor of our salvation, we relive the glory of His resurrected power.  By the washing of His blood, we are born into a relationship with the Almighty God of love, peace and eternal life. By our soul’s sanctification, we receive a new meaning of life so powerful that it transcends all human understanding. Through adversity, we find our weakest weaknesses, and in that brokenness, we can find the precise area to give up control and allow His love and power to rule over the situation vs. emotion.  Falling in love with His authority and masterful orchestration is a... read more

Learn How to Follow Jesus

God, How do I Follow Jesus?

God, Give Me Wisdom

So many mornings I pray for guidance, answers, and direction. Then I’m reminded that I simply pray for wisdom.  His wisdom is all that we need to pursue the character of God within us.  We make it complicated and sorrowful sometimes, and it weakens our ability to see the Light right there before us guiding and sheltering through the storms of chaos. Surely we see the coming of the Lord upon us in the distant future. Surely He will come for us and see His Glory stretched out across a land of mercy.  Purely are the flocks that follow in His presence and righteousness yearning to see the distant shelter that He built for us to dwell and occupy... read more

God’s Calling? Mystery Revealed

I’ve been grappling with the words to express what I’ve learned about the topic of finding our calling and our purpose in this life. I spent many years searching for it out there in far off lands, non-profit organizations and the like.  What God revealed to me spending 40 days of service and solitude in Rwanda was that we are to follow Jesus and put Him first in our lives – that is our true calling.  Not just on Sunday, at church or other Holy place but home, work and play. Our actions matter 24×7 – 365 days each year. Will He call us to provide individual acts of kindness, do appropriate actions and change... read more

Technology as a Faith Enabler

Those of us in the technology field have heard the term “technology as a business enabler” but have we thought about “technology as a faith enabler?” As a technology professional for over fifteen years, I’ve experienced and benefited from the technology revolution first hand.  My career purpose has been to design and implement technology strategies that become business enablers vs. business barriers. In other words, technology solutions that help gain business efficiency, scale and prosper to new heights while beating their competition. It’s no wonder to me that technology has influenced and enabled so many other institutions beyond the business world to grow and reach new heights, including many of our churches today and specifically mega-churches. A good... read more

A Walk in Your Garden

As I walk in your garden, I’m greeted by the awesome beauty of the surroundings.  The wind is like a gentle ocean breeze without the sound of seagulls and breathes fresh air into my spirit. Air so sweet it lifts me up with your overwhelming power adding a gentle touch of humbleness.  I stretch my arms back as I stand upon lush green grass below my feet as the linen caresses my body.  The linen cleanses my hands, and my hair blows around my face to protect my skin. You thought of it all leaving not a single detail out of this sacred garden.  Cedar trees line the walkways regal and mighty offering the sweet aroma of righteousness.  I... read more

Learn How to Follow Jesus

Learn How to Follow Jesus

I didn’t learn how to follow Jesus the conventional way.  In fact, I’m not sure what the “conventional way” means.  Well, I went to church as a child and summer bible school, and I memorized some beautiful songs and learned the most popular Bible stories, but I didn’t learn how to follow Jesus there. I was baptized as a teenager, joined the youth group, and attended some cool conferences, listened to some talented speakers and gained more knowledge about Jesus but I didn’t learn how to follow Jesus there.  Over the course of fifteen years, I met with multiple religious leaders including Catholic, Protestant, and even new age spiritualists but I did not learn how to follow... read more

Word of the Week: DREAM

Everyone has a dream.  A Dream… Distinguishes you Releases your potential Encourages you to seek Adjusts your attitude Motivates you A dream is the visual activator of who we want to be and where we want to go. A dream is always in the future somewhere out there that we cannot quite put our finger on but we are always seeking it.  We’ve heard the phrase “just living the dream.”  Although that can be true partially, most of us dreamers never stop wanting to realize a new potion of the dream, striving for the next level and the dream just gets bigger after each milestone is achieved. God has a dream for our lives and a... read more