The Quiet Captain

My dear brothers and sisters,  take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19  A prayer to speak only when needed LORD, I would like to make this brief but I seem to have an issue with words.  They flow freely from my mouth without filters.  AtContinue reading “The Quiet Captain”

Slow To Anger

My friend Andrea and I walk our dogs every week together.  I typically have my dog on an “e-leash” so I’m very careful to make sure people around me know I have complete control over my dog when it appears he is off leash.  We decided to take a new neighborhood route one day.  As we passed oneContinue reading “Slow To Anger”

Persistence

Where do you place the idea of “persistence” in your life? In God’s realm it is one of the most highly touted human characteristics..Persistence gets us to grab hold of the life God wants for us. It molds us into better people. Persistence takes us over the finish line when we continually pray in worship,Continue reading “Persistence”

Clear Eyes Open Heart

As I’ve gotten older my allergies have gotten worse. I’ve had sinus surgery and I’m currently going through the allergy shot regimen. And yet I still need to take allergy pills both in the morning and at night. In the early years of this battle I experimented with different allergy medications. Some made me incrediblyContinue reading “Clear Eyes Open Heart”

Farmer Jesus

What seeds are you planting lately? Luke 6:43-45 explains that “no good tree bears bad fruit and no bad tree bears good fruit.”.Back in early March we planted our warm weather garden — bell peppers, cilantro, and four tomato plants. My hope at the time was none of them would die in a week. IContinue reading “Farmer Jesus”

Listen, Obey, Receive

What has God asked you to do that, well to be honest, sounds a bit uncomfortable, odd, or just downright crazy?.The Bible is a testament to ordinary people doing extraordinary acts in God’s name. Take Joshua for example. He had to tell his entire army to march around Jericho once a day for six daysContinue reading “Listen, Obey, Receive”