Mar 042015
Embrace His Dream.  Walk in God's will. Live Well! Living Well Spending Less Story  Secret #13 Embracing God’s Dream for our Lives Not too long ago, I did a little fast. It was a fast from shopping for clothes, for me. Just a little spiritual exercise, purging excess from my life, prompted by Ruth Soukup’s new book, Living Well Spending Less. One of the practices was taking time off of buying clothing. Well, that’s hard for me because I like fashion. And I like trends. And I like to look cute. But, off I went on my “shopping fast.” No sooner did I get the itch to buy [ …read full story ]

Oct 142014
How should we respond if one of our church leaders falls into sin?

Many are asking, “How should we respond when a church leader falls into sin?” The body of Christ at our church has had a tough week.  We have had to endure the painful fallout of a Pastor that gave in to sin.  Unfortunately, we have had to live through the pain caused by a respected one letting us down.  There is a reason that the Bible says that our leaders are held to the highest standard.  James 3:1 states  “Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged [ …read full story ]

Oct 092014
Don't become weary; work hard to see the Harvest

There are many things in life that can make us weary; tough relationships, difficult circumstances, things not falling together the way we had planned….  But God doesn’t give us an out.  He doesn’t say, “Oh, when you are tired of life being hard, curl up in a ball and just let the world pass by.”  Sometimes, we wish He did.  Sometimes, when we have yet to see a harvest of good fruit in our lives, it seems to hard to go on.  But it doesn’t have to be. God has given us everything we need for life and godliness, and [ …read full story ]