So that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything!

A Call To Come and Die!

A Life Worth Dying To Death and the fear of dying seem to be one of the most instinctual fears in life. We buy life insurance, which most often is never used, to mitigate the fear of potentially losing a loved one. We even fear dying with regrets of an un-lived life.  The interesting twist on […]

The Blessing of Time: How to Appreciate and View Time

Too often we fear time instead of seeing time as a blessing.  We hate waiting for just about everything – or maybe that’s just me.  Recently, I sat in a waiting room for over an hour to have a doctor see my son for something very minor…  It was excruciating! I know I’m not the […]

How To Overcome Over Capacity

Overcoming Over Capacity These days I quite often feel overwhelmed and stressed.  Maybe it’s the 3 kids or the 3 different jobs – who knows?  What I do know is that I was created by God and mostly likely God is the only one who knows the full extent of my capacity to handle life’s […]

Pure Devotion: Our Need for an Undefiled Love of God!

Do you ever feel like your heart wanders from God… from pure devotion?  I’m not talking about losing faith or walking away from God.  No, I’m talking about the subtle and sometimes painful realization that you just aren’t where you used to be in regards to connection to Jesus and God’s heart. How to Have […]

The Remedy: Heart & Prayer

Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” “My prayer life will never rise above my personal life in Jesus Christ.  If my personal life touches too much of the world, my prayer life suffers (D. Eastman).” Many of us who sincerely love God and long to experience […]

Squandering Grace. What Has God Purposed In Your Life?

Have you Squandered God’s grace in your life? Eph 2:8-10 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which […]

STOP RUNNING… It Could Be Bad For Your Health!

Running seems to be one of the most popular past times these days ( I would add cycling in that too, especially in Ca).   It seems like everyone is running.  I remember a time before I got married I was running about 5-8 miles every other day.  I think I was mostly running to […]

Everything We Do and Say Matters as Parents! Pt 1of 2

Watch Your Mouth! Recently, I have become more and more aware of how important my role as a father is and will be in the life of my 3 kids.  I have also become aware, unfortunately, just how much I fall short as a father.  As of this blog my kids are 6, 4 and […]

Pray Until You Can Pray

Prayer is NOT Easy! Prayer is not easy… there I said it!  Recently I had been really struggled with my prayer life until something very cool happened.  Actually what happened first was that I was really out of shape and needed to get back on track.  Since going to the gym gives me the creeps, […]

The Process of Becoming Mature and Complete

Most people would agree with the idea that all growth is a process, particularly when it comes to spiritual and emotional growth.  Most of us do not wake up one day magically and radically different from the day before.  It takes time, patience and perseverance to become who we long and desire to be and […]