Need Joy? Look Here.

Need Joy? Look Here.

Have you ever heard a baby laugh? Not just giggle, but full on laugh out loud with that tiny little voice? There is something so absolutely pure and innocent about that. That baby hasn’t been disillusioned by the world. She hasn’t been hurt by people yet. She doesn’t...
3 Things To Help You Love Your Enemies

3 Things To Help You Love Your Enemies

Enemy. It’s a word that sounds straight out of a comic book. Super heroes have enemies, but every day people like us don’t. Or do we? We live in a world right now where any opposing view point presents as an accusation – that we are wrong, that we are bad, that...
3 Ways To Respond When I’m Under Attack

3 Ways To Respond When I’m Under Attack

If there is one consistent thing in the world of social media it is how easy it is to be attacked by someone who has a different opinion than yours. We live in a world right now where any opposing view point presents as an accusation – that we are wrong, that we...
Coronavirus and the Church

Coronavirus and the Church

When the coronavirus was just beginning to become a global threat, my family went to Disney World. I was hyper aware of handrail, door knob and surface that people from all over the world were touching. I was super vigilant to constantly wash my hands and avoid...
Day 15: Press Pause/Press Play

Day 15: Press Pause/Press Play

On day one we talked about how if you are going to effectively press play in your life, you need to press pause and pray. One of the main reasons we press pause in prayer is so we can accomplish the work God has for us. Pause without play doesn’t work. Prayer without...
Day 12: Press Pause/Press Play

Day 12: Press Pause/Press Play

My desk can get really messy. Depending on the day it may be covered in books, pens, receipts, and mail. Right no there is a bag of almonds, a bottle of air freshener and a stress ball taking up space. The clutter can make it hard to focus sometimes, so when I need to...
Day 10: Press Pause/Press Play

Day 10: Press Pause/Press Play

This is our second day of fasting as we walk through 21 Days of Prayer. Our basic understanding of Biblical fasting is that we don’t eat food. The reality is that fasting is less about not eating food and more about bringing our physical and emotional desires under...
Day 8: Press Pause/Press Play

Day 8: Press Pause/Press Play

On Day 1 we talked about how when we press pause in prayer it helps us to navigate the external pressures of a busy life. But what about the internal pressures of a busy mind? You know what it’s like – so many things are running through your head that you can’t...
Day 2: Press Pause/Press Play

Day 2: Press Pause/Press Play

Fundamentals are important. Everything else is built on them. No one wants to play scales when they are learning guitar, but basic scales are the foundation of every great guitar solo. No one wants to practice dribbling on the basketball court, but dribbling is the...
Day 1: Press Pause/Press Play

Day 1: Press Pause/Press Play

We all live busy lives. Your type of busy may be work or school oriented – always trying to make the grade or get the promotion. It may be extra-curricular activities or hobbies – playing on a sports team or a getting your home photography business off the...