Entries from May 2017

Hope For Today – Enjoying a Blessed Life!

Date May 28, 2017

Is your daily life chaotic or calm; are you being beaten up by life, or are you enjoying a blessed life? These are two of the most important questions you can ask yourself on a daily basis. Our answer to these two questions reflects a lot about how we think! Why? Because the way we […]

That Moment When Your Faith’s True Size Is Revealed!

Date May 18, 2017

Have you ever come to an obstacle in life and decide to bail instead of press forward? Perhaps because the path grew unfamiliar and uncomfortable you chose to take the easy wrong instead of the difficult right. Going to a life group or mid-week study was just too much to ask of you and so […]

Invasion Requires a Life of Endurance!

Date May 16, 2017

“And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” […]

Hope For Today – God Waits to Be Gracious to You!

Date May 14, 2017

Are you in the midst of tough times right now? Seems like most of the people I know are. Whether it’s finances, work issues, relationship issues at home or your car isn’t running well, it seems like most everyone is struggling with something these days. With all the other problems you are having right now, […]

I Will Not Be Shaken!

Date May 9, 2017

As Hurricane Frances bore down on the Caribbean, I was living in Miami. So many emotions go through you when you realize that all that you own, and have accumulated over the years, could be destroyed in a matter of hours. And yet, this Great and Mighty God we serve has allowed us to experience […]

Hope For Today – Celebrate His Peace!

Date May 7, 2017

Peace – we are all looking for it! The reality is, as we have learned from this past election cycle, peace is FAR from the hearts of Americans these days. And while the pointy finger of blame is flying, the Bible tells us why there is no peace: “Glory to God in the highest, and […]

Book Review: Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive

Date May 4, 2017

by Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, PhD An estimated 7,000 churches in the United States close their doors every year, never to open again. And, as staggering as that fact is, tens of thousands of churches across America are close to the same demise. Thom S. Rainer has written the book I had thought of writing […]

Mark Out a Straight Path!

Date May 3, 2017

“Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.” (Proverbs 4:24–27, NLT) As God seeks to transform me into the image […]