No Pain No Gain

All athletes are disciplined in their training.  They do it to win a prize. 1 Corinthians 9:25 Are you a self-starter when it comes to going to the gym?  Honestly, I’m not.  I purposely need to make a workout date with a friend, to keep me from rescheduling or postponing the inevitable, productive pain that comes…

What’s Your Foundation?

If you were building a house, you would never start framing until a solid foundation was properly in place. So why not approach your spiritual life with the same care and concern? Without a strong foundation, our houses crumble in severe storms. Similarly, without a solid spiritual foundation, we crumble, sometimes at the mere mention…

It’s Your Move

 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38,39  The practice of and fight for…

How Are You Communicating?

“Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Colossians 4:6 (NASB) A primary element of every good relationship is healthy communication. Better communication leads to better relationships. That’s why it’s imperative we avoid the four main conversation killers: Criticism, Defensiveness,…

Inquiring of the Lord

Once again David inquired of the Lord, and the Lord answered him. 1 Samuel 23:4 I love reading the life story of King David in the Bible. If it were a movie, it would be labeled one of the greatest action, adventure, and drama movies around- experiencing Saul’s relentless pursuit of David, fuel by his…