Living By Emotions

We live in a world where most people are run by their physical senses and their emotions. They make decisions based on what they see and feel. Their reactions to people and situations come from their emotions. We can all relate to this kind of life.  It’s how we lived before we put our faith … Read more

FAITH AND FOCUS: Totally Dependent On God

Faith is being totally dependent on God. We often hear statements like that and mentally or verbally agree without letting it truly sink into our hearts. Being totally dependent on our heavenly Father would require laying aside all of our preconceived notions about life.  It requires us to put all our confidence in Him based … Read more

FAITH AND FOCUS: The Potential of Faith

“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 11:3 (NKJV) Our heavenly Father is a faith God. What He sees does not affect Him.  Instead, God speaks into being what He desires. “In … Read more

Order Or Chaos: Finding our Purpose

God created every man and woman with a purpose. This truth begs the question, “Why do so many people spend their lives looking for and never finding that purpose?” The answer is simple: They do not go to their heavenly Father to find it. All of our gifts, talents and abilities are given to us … Read more

Order or Chaos: Priority

The world we live in rebels against order and authority.  We think if we place ourselves under authority, then we are giving up our identity and our freedom.  However, the kingdom of God does not work this way.  We find our true identity and the greatest freedom when we willingly place ourselves under God’s authority. … Read more

Eternal Freedom or Temporary Relief?

The world has many different versions of “freedom” that only lead to slavery.  Many versions of freedom are only temporary relief from pain.   Other versions of freedom are an escape from the prison of daily life.  People seek relief in vacations, drugs, shopping, alcohol, other people, etc.   We think if we can just get away … Read more

Understanding Value

Have you ever thought about what you value? All of us know somebody who has spent what seems like an outrageous amount of money on something ridiculous. People buy boats, guns, art, historical pieces, custom made instruments, etc. because those items are of great value to them.  We would never spend what they spend on … Read more

Live a Life of Freedom

Freedom was God’s original intent for mankind. We were created to live in freedom, experiencing His love and exercising our authority over the earth. God didn’t fashion us to live under the power of sin and condemnation. However, Adam and Eve’s sin in the Garden of Eden put all of mankind under that power. God … Read more

Patriotism and Hope for Our Nation

Patriotism seems to be on the decline in the United States today.  Tearing down America has become something of a verbal sport, where the people who find clever and unique ways to insult our nation, its leaders and its people, are rewarded with attention and waves of agreement.  The 24 hour news cycle seems to … Read more

The Abundant Life: The Starting Place of Abundance

There’s no question that all of us want to live an abundant life. Nobody would say no to having a better marriage, a more fulfilling job, the ability to be more generous and feel satisfied with their life. Every person on the planet wants a life like that – an abundant life. The most difficult … Read more

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