Don’t Give Power To the Negatives

Ecclesiastes 9:7-8 “Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil.” I hate to admit it, but I think I’m more of a see the glass “half-empty” person than Continue Reading…

Talking Points

Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God.” Talking points. We hear them on the news all the time. Surrogates of politicians saturate the media with carefully crafted statements in order to sway people to their Continue Reading…

It’s The Little Things

Zechariah 4:10 “Who dares despise the day of small things….” From the trenches of war, upon receiving a supply of smokeables, CS Lewis wrote: “such little attentions are infinitely cheering when one is dull, lonely and disappointed.”  In an environment with few pleasures Lewis appreciated the smallest act of kindness. Little Continue Reading…

Killing Gratitude

Romans 1:21 “For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” As we approach this Thanksgiving season, protests, strife and anger saturate the world. Fear, violence, and terror run Continue Reading…

The Other Side of the Ledger

Psalm 13:1 “How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?”         13:5 “But I trust in your unfailing love….” Unanswered prayer is draining. It saps my energy. It confuses me. Especially when I’m praying for things that appear to be in God’s Continue Reading…