God’s holy message shall be mine

I’m on a flight back from Chicago to Atlanta and this is on my mind…what message do I want to share tonight?  I started to question why I feel self pressure to leave a message and why would I think that anyone would be interested in what I have to say? I think I fall into the same trap as most human beings and that trap is the mindset that somehow we must figure out the answers to the meaning of life and deliver our own interpretation of that. And why wouldn’t we, the ego convinces us that our view is of utmost importance and we must share it with the world.  Oh brother,... read more

God Provides and Uses our Work

Rwanda continues to remain on my mind and within my heart.  Most recently the concept of establishing an IT network and learning platform for rural schools in Rwanda seems to be taking on a life of its own.  Working among many world-class technology partners and leaders creates an opportunity for me to bring those groups together to share ideas on how we might be able to impact the learning and computing capabilities for disadvantaged schools in Rwanda and throughout the world.  Creating an equal opportunity educational environment is critical to the growth of a nation which is on the rise, not only rebuilding its economic infrastructure, but advancing towards a thriving economic leader in... read more

Seeking Holiness not Happiness

We live in a nation obsessed with finding “happiness” and a fierce drive for instant gratification but do you notice that when the texting and the entertainment stops and the significant other stops filling that void, many still find themselves empty or even miserable on the inside.  Is this you?  I can relate to the struggle of searching for “happiness” during my many years searching to find fulfillment from the world and others.  Why do we find ourselves in this up and down momentum vs. a constant state of bliss? I heard a message one Sunday that explained the difference between seeking happiness and seeking holiness and it all made perfect sense to me. I came... read more

It’s time to reboot

Here we are, October 2011 and I ask myself, what happened to the time?  Since my readership is so tiny most of you know what I’ve been doing over the last 1.5 years – basically buried in the corporate world trying to rebuild an IT organization.  So far so good – but that’s not what I intended to talk about today. The Lord’s journey never stops amazing me and I’m more in awe than any point in my life.  Continuous surrender seems to be the requirement for me to stay on track with His way.  Every time I surrender it is a tremendous blessing and something that should be shared.   We tend to believe... read more

Who says common sense is common?

Just a funny bit for the day…Why do they call it common sense when it’s not so common?!  I saw some very large croc’s (see below the sign) in Rwanda and I must say that it NEVER occurred to me to go sit on one!!

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

Delight in the Lord…

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Psalm 37:3-5 Sure – sounds great but what does that really mean?  How does one explain the purest pleasure of just wanting to delight in the Lord?  I think when we understand how everything began and begins with Him in us, we can start to grasp what it means.  When we discover the unique thumbprints that He placed on us and we have tapped into those special gifts, talents and unique qualities, we begin to execute the activities that release those gifts.  When we release those unique gifts, we find ourselves in a lovely momentum throughout our days.  Whatever we do, we do... 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

The worldly battle – what does that really mean?

I never really knew what was meant by the battle and I wonder if others are curious about this as it applies to our daily lives.  Prior to the choice that I made to live a life of faith and surrender myself to Jesus; I lived a daily battle not only in dealing with daily living but first and foremost, in my own mind.  I am now very aware of this mental battle that plays out in my thoughts and can quickly overcome them through God’s strength and what might surprise you, good ole’ practice.  In my days of searching I thought that I would one day “wake up” and be “healed” miraculously in... read more