Tag Archives: Mercy

PRETENDING IS FRUITLESS

Pretending comes natural to us.  Just watch children at play and you will see them transform in their thoughts and actions to be super heroes, teachers, policemen, nurses, doctors, cowboys or soldiers.  Sometimes they will become their favorite animal!   Some … Continue reading

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GOD GAVE—WE GIVE!

Let’s get right to it! GOD LOVES AN ENTHUSIASTIC GIVER OF WHAT HE HAS GIVEN TO US!  This is Paul’s message that comes from God as he teaches God’s people how to give with reasons to give.  Giving is actually … Continue reading

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CARE ENOUGH…

I have lived a long grateful life for all the ways God has taught me.  He has had a LOT of work to do in me and He is not finished yet!  Here’s what I have learned so far.  As … Continue reading

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MOTIVATIONS MATTER

“Because I said so!”  Admit it, when frustrated as parents, running out of words to compel our kids to do the right thing, we end of shouting what our parents said to us.  We said we never say those words … Continue reading

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THE PEDESTAL PROBLEM

Our minds are conditioned and trained by the world to do it.  The evil one loves it when we do it.  Sports plays a huge part in fostering it.  It is called the pedestal problem.  We crave to be near … Continue reading

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THIS!

Some of us look for a word that will guide our thoughts to what we need to work on most to improve our well-being.  That’s good.  Some of us decide that we need a mentor for the coming year to … Continue reading

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2022 – Romans 12 – Goals!

Be still and know God (Psalm 46:10) means letting go of our control for His sovereign control.  Why?  Because… Everything comes from him;Everything happens through him;Everything ends up in him.Always glory! Always praise!    Yes. Yes. Yes. Romans 11:36 I discovered something … Continue reading

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SPOILER ALERT:  I CANNOT BE GOOD

God gave Randy and I quite a few opportunities to direct church camps back in our younger adult ministry years.  Our goal was always to teach kids more than “come and be saved”, but to go beyond that concept to … Continue reading

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PURE TRUST—A TRUSTING-HIM-TO-DO-IT TRUST

We can all agree there will times in our lives that we throw up our hands and shout, “I can’t, I just can’t”.  Life’s challenges overwhelm us to the point of asking God and whoever else is in earshot, “What … Continue reading

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MOB MENTALITY:  ASSUMPTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS WITHOUT EVIDENCE

The unbelieving world, who essentially stand for nothing but themselves and daily survival, will fall for anything or anyone who comes along with something else that will break up the boredom of their meaningless lives.  When they gather in one … Continue reading

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