My Fitness Pal: More Than a Weight Tracking Program – Part I

“(Jesus) said: ‘In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’” Luke 18:2-3 (NIV)   I have spoken many times about the struggle I haveContinue reading “My Fitness Pal: More Than a Weight Tracking Program – Part I”

Praise and Worship During Prison – Part II

“After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house, where they met with the brothers and sisters and encouraged them. Then they left.” Acts 16:40 (NIV)   I spoke last time how God had changed my feelings of hopelessness to hopefulness again just by praising and worshipping Him during theContinue reading “Praise and Worship During Prison – Part II”

Praise and Worship During Prison – Part I

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.”  Acts 16:25 (NIV)   About a month ago at church, our worship leader shared a word with the congregation.  He referenced Paul and Silas and their time in prison – how God specifically told aboutContinue reading “Praise and Worship During Prison – Part I”

Inconvenience Doesn’t Automatically Mean Detour

“God’s calling on your life is rarely convenient. If things aren’t going ‘your way’ as you follow Him, it’s still the right way to go.” Pastor Scott Rodgers   Do you ever wonder if you’re fulfilling God’s plan for your life or if you missed the mark because life just seems hard?  I think I’veContinue reading “Inconvenience Doesn’t Automatically Mean Detour”

How to Turn Bad Into Beautiful – Part II

“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” Psalm 103:1 (NIV)   Last time we were together, we talked about the first two steps one can use to turn a bad day into a beautiful experience.  They were sitting in God’s presence and worshipping Him through prayer.  Today I want toContinue reading “How to Turn Bad Into Beautiful – Part II”

How to Turn a Bad Day into Beautiful – Part I

“Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.” Psalm 46:10 (The Message)   Have you ever had a bad day? That’s probably like asking if you’ve ever sneezed or caught a cold.  What constitutes “bad day” for you?  Traffic jams?  No cell phone service? TooContinue reading “How to Turn a Bad Day into Beautiful – Part I”

Better Than Snoopy or Star Wars – Part II

“Point your kids in the right direction—     when they’re old they won’t be lost.” Proverbs 22:6 (The Message)   Last time we were together, I talked about how I’m quicker to encourage my friends to talk to God about the issues they are facing instead of offering my less-than-perfect solutions.  It wasn’t until a weekContinue reading “Better Than Snoopy or Star Wars – Part II”

Better Than Snoopy or Star Wars – Part I

“I’m telling you these things while I’m still living with you. The Friend, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you. I’m leaving you well and whole. That’s my parting gift to you. Peace.Continue reading “Better Than Snoopy or Star Wars – Part I”

So You’ve Had A Bad Day

“If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.” Psalm 34:18 (The Message)   My parents have had a bad week.  They’ve had worse in their almost 50 years of marriage, but this week ranks up there.  While the reasons behind whyContinue reading “So You’ve Had A Bad Day”