Embracing The Love Story God Has Written For You

“Never have I experienced such beauty and romance as when God was at the center of my love life.” ~ Leslie Ludy God is the author of our lives and He has written a love story for each one of us. He works the details of it through us and our time here on earth. […]

Understanding Your Anger Towards God

“Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to Him in trust and confidence.” ~ Billy Graham In the past, whenever I heard someone say that they had anger towards God, […]

What’s Your Word For 2017?

  It’s a new year and a time of new beginnings. Many have made new years resolutions-things they want to change in their life. Although making a new year’s resolution is a really good idea, I gave up on making them a long time ago. I got tired of feeling guilt and shame because I […]

Lessons I’m Taking Into The New Year

“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~ C.S.Lewis This past year was one of the hardest years of my life. There was loss and sadness I feel ready to leave behind. But there’s also a few lessons I learned that I’m taking into the New Year. It began when our […]

Confused? 4 Questions To Help You Find Clarity

“Confusion cannot coexist with God’s presence.” ~ Stormie Omartian There are seasons in life filled with so much confusion, that you can become burdened with insecurity and anxiety. The inability to make a decision begins to rob you of all peace and joy. Maybe you aren’t able to decide which career path to pursue, or you […]

My Father’s Legacy And The 5 Compartments Of Grief

“Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”~ Unknown Losing someone you love is one of the most painful experiences in life. The emotional shock and the separation caused by death can be overwhelming. Our hearts hurt as we miss […]

Living Victoriously When Life Is Difficult

“My faith is strong, my faith is unwavering and my vision is clear. My purpose will not be denied.”~ Teddy Bridgewater (quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings) Let’s face it, life is hard. There’s always some struggle to deal with it. It can be a big disappointment, like tearing your ACL right before your football season […]

Are You Willing To Be Authentic?

“Authenticity occurs when real people say real things about real issues with real feelings. When you’re authentic you live what you are.” ~ Charles Swindoll When the young lady that I mentor, and love, started dating recently, she asked me for some counsel. Having never dated before, she wanted wisdom on how to handle this […]

The Secret To Guarding Your Heart

“Is the condition of my heart my greatest concern? It should be because it is so determinative of every aspect of life. It ultimately determines my love for God and for others. It determines who I am and what I do.” ~ J.Hampton Keathley, III* If you are a Christian and are dating, you have […]

When Jesus Calls You By Name

“Mary!” Jesus said. ~ John 20:16 Our son, Nolan, played football in high school and college. As an offensive lineman, he had to learn to hold very still until the ball was snapped. Since even a twitch caused a penalty, this can often be a very challenging discipline for a lineman. Many times, fans from […]