Accountability

We should not fear holding one another accountable. Speaking truth in love can hurt sometimes, but it should be done in such a way that it leads to repentance - not anger. Forgiveness goes hand in hand with the rebuke because our desire should be restoration rather than separation. I do wonder sometimes if we … Continue reading Accountability

Blessed

We all long to see the craziness in this world to be restored. But we can’t be short sighted. Jesus calls us blessed or “fortunate” because of our inheritance - restoration is guaranteed! Jesus also taught us to pray; “Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10) … Continue reading Blessed

Housekeeping

Accountability is a two way street. Being a true friend that speaks life into a brother or sister’s bad situation is a tremendous blessing - but let’s face it, we all need to spend some time in our own backyard. Otherwise we lose credibility and influence - no matter how much truth you speak. Jesus … Continue reading Housekeeping

Peace of God

God gives us peace that surpasses understanding. In those times - especially after deep diving into the Word, I can see the world with different eyes. I can see how He is working and the chaos around me doesn’t matter. The world has an agenda, and that is to anchor you to temporal things. The … Continue reading Peace of God

Culture

Culture has been used as a reason to divide us, when in fact it should be one of the wonderful things that draw us together. Culture doesn’t make us different from one another - it’s an outward expression of our adaptability, creativity, and imagination. Under the layers of color and traditions we are one people … Continue reading Culture

Team Player

If you’ve ever been “sold out” for your alma marter or favorite team you understand how it feels when they lose a game. You don’t have to be on court or field - you feel the pain. Ask any humble player and they will tell you the sold out fans are critical for support - … Continue reading Team Player

Resilience

If you are compromising your faith, cherry picking the Bible, or simply ignoring certain Biblical truth in the “name of love”, you are not showing love to anyone - including yourself. God is exposing the false prophets of our time. It’s heart breaking but none us should be surprised. “For the time will come when … Continue reading Resilience

Responsibility

Being a Christian is not your responsibility. It’s a response-to-His-ability. True accountability begins when we recognize and are able to give an account for the ability that God has given us. We all have been given different gifts, talents, and platforms to show ourselves approved. Obedience to God’s word is critical - we are known … Continue reading Responsibility

Hot & Cold

“‘I know your deeds, that you are not neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16) The battle lines are clearly drawn, both sides are entrenched and playing this war game … Continue reading Hot & Cold

One Leader

“And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. It’s been said that America lost its innocence on 9/11 - never before being attacked on our own soil. I beg to differ. I … Continue reading One Leader

Priority

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness... rights unquestionably given by God to everyone, but they should also be viewed from a Biblical perspective. Otherwise we lose the true meaning of this declaration - which can not be defined on man’s relative scale. I believe the Lord has shown me that life and liberty are … Continue reading Priority

Scale of Life

I have a love /hate relationship with my bathroom scale. I rarely get on it because I don’t want to see what it says - unless of course I feel like I’ve been exceptionally good with my eating and exercise habits that week. Even on those really good weeks, almost without fail, my scale and … Continue reading Scale of Life

Conquer Fear

How do you know if you live in fear rather than in Christ? Living in fear is being of the world by using the world’s methods to find peace. Living in fear will have you blame shifting instead of taking responsibility. Living in fear strips away hope. Living in fear is refusing to speak the … Continue reading Conquer Fear

Communication

Communication the exchange of ideas AND meaning from one entity to another - we can use common symbols, signs, or behaviors to accomplish this. I’m sure we can agree that we are bombarded with information near every conscious minute, but how much meaning is actually conveyed? I believe we are a crisis right now, and … Continue reading Communication

Life of Peace

Why is there so much untimely death and deliberate destruction? If you are a follower of Christ, you know the answer to that question - at least intellectually. Note, I qualified death and destruction because they are both natural occurrences. Our mortal bodies, no matter how healthy, have a finite time. Likewise, any structure we … Continue reading Life of Peace

Gloves off

It’s time to take the gloves off. You better decide what you believe. Compromising your faith to appease a “woke” society just proves to them you have no faith. It’s so easy to point out someone else’s sin - as long as the eyes are not on ourselves. But let’s not flip the script. God … Continue reading Gloves off

On Time

God may not come when you call, but He’s always on time... These are wise words I’m sure many of you, like me, heard from your parents or grandparents. They spoke from experience - from a real relationship with Jesus. See, during times of trouble, time itself seemed to be against me. I become obsessed … Continue reading On Time

Racial Myth

No matter what chaos you see before your eyes, know this - God is in control! Brothers and sisters, it’s time to stop living the temporal life. You start by answering the most important question ever asked by Jesus... “And He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Your honest answer … Continue reading Racial Myth