• Devotional,  Life

    Am I Enough? Where To Find True ‘Enough-ness’

    “Am I enough?” It’s something we all wonder at some point in life. Am I still enough to make my spouse happy? Or will I be enough to make a spouse happy someday? Am I a good enough parent to ensure my kids won’t end up on Jerry Springer one day? Am I enough at work to please my bosses and keep my income rolling in? Am I smart enough to get into that one school? Am I doing enough so that other people really know how much I care? Is my personality enough? Even with my mistakes I’ve made in the past, is what I can offer right now…

  • Devotional,  Life

    Just Take A Step: Combatting Laziness

    I don’t know if you remember the last article that I posted, but it was all about New Years Day. In that particular article, I talked about taking a word and claiming it over your 2019. I talked about praying over this word, and shaping all our actions and plans around this word. This word was intended to bring focus to our new year and avoid chaos. My word was ACTION, with the thought that I needed to execute plans I’d made, not plan more. But if you followed my writing at all, you’ve probably noticed a lack of writing since this article. And based on its content, it was…

  • Devotional,  Holiday

    A New Year: Tapping Into the Power to Make Real Change

    How many times have we resolved that this year was going to be different?   And then we proceeded to make a list of all the things we were going to do differently, starting January 1, to ensure that things would change this year?  And how many of us have made it to March with these resolves….if we’re lucky?   I want us to think for a few minutes about how 2019 can be different.  Because I believe that it can. I believe we can start the year with purpose and make some lasting changes in our lives.  But that won’t come with a list of resolutions, things we are bound…

  • Devotional,  Holiday

    Little Drummer Boy: How Our Imperfect Efforts Please God

    It’s now the season that Christmas music has shifted onto the scene.  And I may try to fight the onslaught of Christmas carols, at least for a little bit.  But this morning on my way to work, I played my two favorite versions of the traditional carol “Little Drummer Boy”.  The versions are linked below, as well as my reasoning behind why these particular versions are my favorite, but that’s not the point of my writing today.   I started listening to the lyrics.  The song literally is 11 simple sentences and 81 words- that is, outside of the multiple “pa rum pa pump um”s.  As I was listening to…

  • Devotional

    Prayer of Surrender

    Heavenly Father, It appears as if I’ve been doing this whole following You thing wrong for a while now. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you saved my soul more than twenty years ago, and I am eternally grateful. At the age of six, you didn’t save me from a life of blatant sin…apart from talking back to my mom. But I know you saved me. But what amazes me even more is what you have done in my life since, and that You still want to do more. And I stand before you now, to apologize for all the times I’ve shut down and delayed the…