• Messages

    Potential

    The following is a lesson I shared at our church, where I’m a staff member. I felt like sharing it with you as well. Isaiah 40:3-5 3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: 5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. Potential means existing in…

  • Thoughts

    Unexpected Blessings

    I’m sitting at Starbucks on a Friday afternoon. No, it’s not a vacation day, it’s a work day. Unexpectedly, I was able to leave early. There is no special reason, at least that my supervisor would pinpoint. I could though, it’s been a stressful week. It’s been a good week, but it’s had it’s twists and turns. I think The Lord saw that I could use a little downtime. God amazes me at times, even over the smallest thing, He shows me how much He cares. You see, one of my weaknesses is that I worry too much. I shouldn’t, and I’m working on it, but I have that tendency.…

  • Thoughts

    Who What When Where

    Too often in my life, I’ve been guilty of spending too much time asking why. Why did this happen? At other times, I’ve wasted a lot of energy being concerned over how. How was I going to do this? I’ve found though, that why and how are overrated. The two twin words don’t bring much comfort. The real productive questions are Who, When, What, and Where. The who matters, first and foremost, because of the Who that loved me enough to give His life for me, The Lord Jesus. When I spend my time and energy engaged with Who The Lord is, why and how lose their importance. Also, the…

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    A Strong Weakest Link

    “You’re only as strong as your weakest link.” It’s been said countless times, but it’s still true. The thing that you have to determine is that, with God’s help, to be the strongest weak link. It sounds strange saying it this way, so let me clarify. “Let the weak say, I am strong.” – Joel 3:10 Paul said it this way, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:10 In other words, in your weakness, draw on His strength. There will be many times in your life and…