The Art of Surrender

Is it time to surrender? Are you striving for something you just can’t seem to obtain or resisting something you just can’t seem to elude? How do we know when it’s time to surrender and give up the fight? Quite often we face situations that require our surrender, yet we struggle and strive to maintain…

Your Life’s Assignment

My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord. Acts 20:24 When I was just out of school, I had the “perfect plan” for my life. I would marry the perfect man, have the perfect children, live a perfect life. It’s almost laughable when I think…

Storms Can Bring Out Our Best

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing.…

The Courage to Jump

“Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.” John 21:7 When Peter heard that it was Jesus on the shore,…

A Pruning Story

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 It’s not uncommon to endure seasons of “pruning” when following Christ. Pruning is a time of preparation for greater works, greater fruit, and a greater purpose…

Peace in the Wind and Waves

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 While I was walking the beach with my girlfriends recently, I was moved by the vast beauty and serenity of the ocean. I was also awed by both the peacefulness and the enduing power it…