God Doesn’t Need Your Help

11  For the LORD God is a sun and shield;The LORD gives grace and glory;No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.12  O LORD of hosts,How blessed is the man who trusts in You! (Psalm 84:11-12, NASB) God’s plan for us takes into account all of our talents, gifts, skills, and dispositions.Continue reading “God Doesn’t Need Your Help”

God’s Amazing Grace

What comes to mind when you hear the word grace? What do you envision? How do you think it feels to receive grace? How do you think it feels to extend grace to others? Recently, these very thoughts flooded my mind. The word “grace” in biblical parlance can, like forgiveness, repentance, regeneration, and salvation, meanContinue reading “God’s Amazing Grace”

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

No greater truth has been told regarding the success of man than to understand that in unity we find our strength and in division, we find our defeat. Henry Ford is quoted as saying “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success.” Currently, our country is experiencing a time ofContinue reading “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”

New Mercies Every Day

One of the exciting things we look forward to at the beginning of the New Year is the expectation of hope and promise that the new year brings. We sit and reflect over the past year and look introspectively into our lives to see what areas we have experienced success. We also look at areasContinue reading “New Mercies Every Day”

The Power of Prayer

Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons we use to defend against the attacks of the enemy. It is one of the most sincere and vulnerable positions that we can enter into to have fellowship with our Father. Yet, when it comes to our prayer lives, many of us view it as another oneContinue reading “The Power of Prayer”

The Purpose in the Pressure

The other day, I reflected on when my son Shaun told me he wanted to join the Air Force. It was right after his high school graduation. Shaun has always done very well in school. Based on his grades and test scores, he had his pick of college opportunities. So, when he informed me ofContinue reading “The Purpose in the Pressure”

Dealing with Matters of the Heart

Heartbreak is a feeling like no other. No matter how we try to recover from it, it has a way of leaving its mark on us. What was your first heartbreaking experience? Do you feel as if it is still affecting you today? I experienced mine at the tender age of six. The day isContinue reading “Dealing with Matters of the Heart”

From Tragedy to Triumph

Perspective is defined as – a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something, a point of view. One of the things that others say they admire about me the most is how I can deal with so many of the personal challenges that I have faced in my life with a positive outlook. IContinue reading “From Tragedy to Triumph”