The Pathway to Inner Peace

I hear people often say “I need to find inner peace”. The truth that I hear in that statement is that they are really searching for an external “answer” that will tell us how to acquire inner peace but it isn’t something that we acquire or strive for because that would imply that the gift is not already there. Inner peace is what we release within us through faith. When we put undeniable faith in Lord Jesus and not in anything else we gain inner peace because He rescues us from ourselves – the worldly self. The worldly self is selfish and self-centered and will not recognize inner peace until we die to self-focused ways. Until we surrender and allow... read more

I Saw the Plank in My Eye

I spent a good portion of my life being more critical and judgmental of others in some capacity and I even achieved becoming my own worst critic.  I’m embarrassed and remorseful and praise God for pruning away my critical spirit and replacing those voids with compassion, understanding and a new level of love for people. Since I spent a good chunk of my life bound by this type of stinkin’ thinkin’, I consider myself qualified to speak on the matter with a goal to educate and hopefully awaken others who have fallen into the trap of a self righteous attitude.  A critical spirit is a dangerous and damaging way to live and unfortunately it... read more

2016 Vision – The Year to “Maximize”

Every year I like to apply a theme word for the upcoming year that will drive the multi-year vision for my life’s journey.  The theme is determined by reflecting on the previous year and bench marking the progress made based on the prior year’s theme. I simply ask, “Where am I on the life road map and where do I need to be in 12 months?” The theme for 2015 and the word I assigned was “transformation.”  Indeed it was an intense year of personal and professional transformation which applied to every aspect of my life.  I experienced tremendous growth maturing in my faith through my daily routine of bible study, prayer and attending our church... read more

“Starting Over” by Andy Stanley

Recently, I stumbled upon a series by Pastor Andy Stanley that was so remarkable, I had to share it here.  This is a teaching that every adult human being should see, in my humble opinion. All of us have seasons in life that involve starting over in some capacity. This unique series speaks to the life trials and the lessons that we sometimes identify but don’t necessarily apply that will create lasting change to avoid repeat experiences. One of the most profound revelations that I gained from this 4 part series dealt with how we leverage our experiences, or not.  I learned that just because we have a life experience doesn’t automatically mean that we apply the lessons... read more

My field…

My field…where I’m called to serve, is below my feet and I walk in His Grace serving this little space answering His call hour by hour, person by person, task by task in Divine service.  Tomorrow might bring a new calling but tomorrow may never come so I prepare thoughtfully for tomorrow while fulfilling each opportunity of the day to bring Him glory.

God is still in the Workplace if We Show Up

It’s a common topic to hear in the news today, “God is not allowed in the workplace.” As I ponder the statement, I find myself agreeing that slowly and intentionally our society has supported the dismantling of overtly recognizing God and our ability to express our faith in our workplaces but I am left with a burning question.  If we are walking through the door at our place of work, how can God not be allowed in these spaces?  As Christ followers, we are asked to be the vessels of Christ’s light shining within our homes, churches, social lives, workplaces and schools.  Therefore, God still exists in all places if we simply show up... read more

God First – Life Fully Integrated

Twenty years ago I received a profound message from a wise, elderly German woman who was gifted in Spiritual mentoring.  Like so many, I was searching for my purpose in life.  Being in a state of ignorance, I was primarily focused on an unintentional self-centered approach towards life.  When I asked her, “what is my purpose?” she looked at me thoughtfully and said, “Dear child, it’s to serve and love God – it’s the same for everyone.”  I thought, “Huh? That’s it. That’s too simple.” But actually it was too vague for me to comprehend the grandeur and practical meaning of what she intended to reveal without an understanding of my immature faith and... read more

Know Him. Love Him. Serve Him

The Word, the source of Truth delivers a message revealing the purpose of why we are here and what we must do…simply to know, love and serve God.  It’s so simple in it’s purity that the human brain cannot comprehend it without the knowledge of God’s Holy Word.  Before having the knowledge of the Word, if we search for our purpose we try to analyze the when, where, what and how eventually destroying the beauty of our simple purpose based on human intellect.  God sees this doorway.  But in frustration, we give up searching for it because without the knowledge we are not fully connected and we cannot see God’s direction eventually spinning aimlessly into defeat.  We... read more

He Knows My Name…

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God’s Field is Below My Feet

“My field…where I’m called to serve, is below my feet and I walk in His Grace serving this little space answering His call hour by hour, person by person, task by task in Divine service. Tomorrow might bring a new calling but tomorrow may never come so I prepare thoughtfully for tomorrow while fulfilling each opportunity of the day to bring Him glory.”