In the Middle of a Storm You Didn’t Create

The storms in life come from a variety of sources. Sometimes we create the storms, while other times we are simply impacted by the storms created around us. Paul had no other option but to go on the ship to the next port. His warning was disregarded about the potential for storms. In life, our default response is to avoid storms at all possible costs. We want to have smooth sailing in our families, jobs, relationships, and life. Yet, our desire can come in conflict with the decisions of people around us. You might not have made the decision at your job that launched the company into a downward spiral, but your job is being affected by that decision. You may not have made the decision for your family to move 1,500 miles away from you, but your future is being affected by it. The list could be endless of how we are affected by the decisions of others…

You’re Invited…

Scripture: “And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news

The Prayer for Expansion

Scripture: “Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.” 1 Chronicles 4:10 (ESV) Perspective: Have you

A Time to Celebrate

Scripture: “All this time his older son was out in the field. When the day’s work was done he came in. As he approached the house, he heard the music and dancing. Calling over one of the houseboys, he asked what was going on. He told him, ‘Your brother came home. Your father has ordered

The Voice of Temptation

Scripture: “For the third test, the Devil took him to the peak of a huge mountain. He gestured expansively, pointing out all the earth’s kingdoms, how glorious they all were. Then he said, ‘They’re yours—lock, stock, and barrel. Just go down on your knees and worship me, and they’re yours.’  Jesus’ refusal was curt: ‘Beat