Reflections


  • Remembering Dr. King
    As I think about what I was taught in school regarding the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, his “I Have A Dream” speech is most prominent. But recently, while working on a project, I had an opportunity to watch a documentary called King In The Wilderness. The documentary chronicles the latter chapters of Dr. … Continue reading Remembering Dr. King
  • Combat Negativity
    Combating negativity in the world starts with us. What we say sets the tone for our lives and the lives of others. So before we speak about ourselves or respond to others – especially on social media sites, take the thought captive and T.H.I.N.K. about it: T – is it true? Remember, facts change, the … Continue reading Combat Negativity
  • How are you brave?
    It took some time for me to realize how much of a show stopper fear can be. I’m not talking about the fear that keeps you from walking down a dark alley – that’s attached more to common sense. I’m referring to the fear that grips you and prevents you from exploring opportunities. No one … Continue reading How are you brave?
  • New Year, New Man
    In this new year I decided that I would not make any resolutions. Instead I am focusing on getting rid of bad habits – the only way to do that is to replace it with a good habit. I believe past failures to achieve resolutions were a result of not following the principle of “put … Continue reading New Year, New Man
  • Walking In The Spirit
    The Apostle Paul explained how to live a victorious life – free from sin, in very simple terms… “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ However, it’s a heck of a lot easier said than done. Why? I realized that there were … Continue reading Walking In The Spirit
  • Cure for Stress
    When we walk in the knowledge of God, there is no room for the main cause of stress – fear. Why? Because we walk with the understanding that God is doing the work through us and it’s not by us. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). God is love, … Continue reading Cure for Stress
  • Following Christ is not a religious practice
    It’s easy to be a Christian in name only – we use the title quite liberally. However, the vast majority of the time “Christian” is used to describe a religious practice – not a state of being. Religious titles and labels aren’t needed when it’s a way of life. So why are religious labels used … Continue reading Following Christ is not a religious practice
  • Click Bait
    Click bait – I define as the art of enticing or attracting attention with a text, link, or image, to get someone to view a particular website. There is no end to post by or about would be celebrities – and some controversial thing that they said or did. In most cases the information you … Continue reading Click Bait
  • Importance of Faith
    “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” ‭‭(Hebrews‬ ‭11‬:‭1‬-‭3‬) … Continue reading Importance of Faith
  • I AM is not the variable, I am
    I am so thankful that God is predictable. The enemy knows this as well – the character of God is clearly written in the Bible. The purpose for my life is plain for me to see – to be conformed into the image of Christ Jesus, and make disciples of Him. “For whom He foreknew, … Continue reading I AM is not the variable, I am
  • Paralysis by Analysis
    I can help other people, but still have a character or nature that can fail to hold onto the authority I’ve been given. If I allow it, when it comes to doing good I can suffer paralysis by analysis. “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a … Continue reading Paralysis by Analysis
  • Leave A Legacy Of Wisdom
    I’m blessed that my grandmother and parents never transferred the fear and pain they experienced. What they did transfer was wisdom. I was taught to judge behavior I observed and not rely on someone else’s opinion. I was told that I was smart, capable, and that I would have to fight harder from the place … Continue reading Leave A Legacy Of Wisdom
  • Strength in Peace
    What is peace in the Christian faith? It’s the tranquil state of my soul (mind, will, and emotions), being assured of my salvation through Christ, fearing nothing from God, and being content. I have to remember that only good comes from my Heavenly Father. God would never use a sickness, illness, disease, or anything bad … Continue reading Strength in Peace
  • Grow Up Into Christ
    I shared in a previous post the danger of wrong thinking. It creates a mindset that keeps us from being effective for the Kingdom. Another thing that keeps us ineffective is not understanding our position in Christ. In many cases the church has promoted the idea of a progressive sanctification. That is accepting Christ and … Continue reading Grow Up Into Christ
  • Fur Buddy #WordlessWednesday
  • Victorious living is doing the will of God
    Knowing or just believing is not enough – I have to believe and trust to the point of reliance on Jesus Christ. Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship with Christ Jesus – a relationship that allows me to be used by Him to bless others. I’m not waiting for a move of God … Continue reading Victorious living is doing the will of God
  • Life and death begin with a thought
    What I think and what I spend time thinking about is important. Why? Because my thoughts determine what I do. More importantly, the thoughts I choose to trust develop my ideology – or what I believe in my heart. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to … Continue reading Life and death begin with a thought
  • Rebirth #WordlessWednesday
  • Mature Faith
    The only way to mature in my faith, or grow up, is to do the will of my Father. Otherwise, I will remain a “baby” and be of use to no one. Being mature, or being able to handle solid food, also means being able to distinguish or discern good from evil . That sounded … Continue reading Mature Faith
  • Lake Junaluska #WordlessWednesday
  • Demon Deception
    What is a demon? Well, if I allow “Hollywood” to continue telling me the story, I would always be deceived – primarily driven by fear. I still remember some of the scariest movies I saw as a kid, everything from The Exorcist to Nightmare on Elm Street, and many more – all created to scare … Continue reading Demon Deception
  • Fox Theatre #WordlessWednesday
  • No need to fear
    There’s an old saying, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Credit is given to Franklin D. Roosevelt from a speech he gave during the Great Depression. However, the phrase was originated by a sixteenth century French writer named Michel de Montaigne. Where it originated is not the point of this post, I just … Continue reading No need to fear
  • Love is leadership
    I was called to be a leader, and the first thing I had to learn about leading was that it can only be done by serving. In order to get people to receive what I had to say, they needed to know I cared about them – by showing love, any doubt was removed. I … Continue reading Love is leadership
  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens #WordlessWednesday