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I’m a New Christian! Now what?

I recall being a new Christian. It was exciting, awkward, intimidating, uncertain, and thrilling all at the same time. Unfortunately, my development as a newly baptized Christian delayed for many years because of a gap in answering the question, “now what?” Even though I attended church from my earliest years of childhood, my defining moment of becoming a new Christian was at age sixteen when I chose to be water baptized and made God a priority in my life. I never felt such peace and confidence knowing that I was on the right track. However, those emotions quickly faded into what seemed like a first-time visitor driving through New York City without a road... read more

I dont have enough time for god - 247 purpose

How to Overcome “I don’t have enough time for God!”

It’s so simple to overcome the top two reasons holding back our ultimate life, and it’s hard to comprehend how I could have allowed myself to live in mystery for so long. But, I’m not alone. Today, when I ask, “what is holding you back from living the life that God intended? You know, the one that you can’t possibly dream up because it’s far better than we can imagine.” The reasons that I hear every single time are, “I don’t have enough time for God!” and “If I had the time, I wouldn’t know where to start!” Bingo! Those were my main excuses for a good portion of my life. During my earliest... 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.”

White as Snow

It’s a winter wonderland in Georgia today.  It was so exciting waking up to such splendid beauty of the pure white snow and the contrast that it creates when clinging to the world around us.  It made me wonder; can I develop a pure heart like the snow that would create a similiar contrast by clinging to the darkness that creeps inside the heart from time to time?  It’s certainly worth the effort.  Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. I’m grateful for the snow today and the beauty that it creates for us when it falls on our world.  It reminded me about this journey of faith and... read more

An attitude like Christ Jesus

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross!”- Philippians 2:5-8 One of my favorites

Just a Guest at the Greatest Party Ever

Have you ever stopped to think about where we are, right now?  I mean, really stop and ponder the fact that we were not here before, we are here for a very short time and then we are not.  I’ve thought about this a thousand times but never contemplated the perspective that we are living in a temporary story in the creation of God – God’s house.  In other words, we are simply house guests for a certain period of time.  We don’t own the forests, the roads, and especially the materials that make up the roads, homes, etc.  We think that we own our homes, our cars, clothes, and such but the fact... read more

Birds of a feather…well, you know the rest

I shared a lovely weekend with my husband and also with some wonderful friends on Sunday. It is amazing how much the “Birds of a feather, flock together” phrase is really true. Not that this is any revelation at forty (cough)..well let’s just leave it at forty-something. However; as the mind and heart grows in spirit and strength, so do the people around us. Just one more blessing that God reveals as we come to know Him deeper. I bring this up because I was not quite prepared for this precious gift and I am constantly in awe of this. I didn’t have an expectation about that part of the faith journey so needless... read more