Sunday we wrapped up this series of messages by looking realizing that there are times when we need to go, even though it would be easier to stay. "The Lord said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you." Abram and Sara were told to leave where they had settled for many years, they were comfortable and ad a great life. But God had o
Sunday we learned to decide today the story you want to tell tomorrow by deciding to stay when it would be easier to go. All of us have had seasons of our life when there has been a difficulty, whether in our marriage, a relationship, work or even church, when it would have been easier to walk away from the hurt, the pain, the difficulty and but we decided to stay because we know that God has something in store us to learn and change in our lives.
Sunday we decided the story we want to tell tomorrow by stopping the things that are getting in the way of what God wants us to want. It is easy for me to speak before thinking and I end up often times having to apologize or pull my foot from my mouth. How about you? Do you or have you ever been in the same situation? We often times promise we are going to stop something in our life that we know that is not good and is going to effect ou
Sunday I shared that we all love a good story and each of us have a story to tell. The question is what chapters of our story do we end up telling and which ones do we choose to leave out because we are ashamed or embarrassed by those chapters of our life. What will your story be 5 years from now? Will it be of victory and what God has helped you to overcome or will it be of defeat and how the enemy got the best of you and took you out? If we
One day in the late Spring they came to his cell in the Mamertine Prison in Rome and opened the door. His executioners led him out of the city on the Ostian Road. As they were walking out, other travelers would have been walking into Rome. They would have paid very little attention to him. No one would have recognized his face. No one would have known his crime. He was just another prisoner, just another “dead man walking.&r
If you saw her backstage you never would have imagined that she would become a superstar. She walked out on the stage in an old-fashioned dress. Slightly messed up hair. She seemed a little too old and odd for the competition. But the moment she began to sin on Britain's Got Talent she took the world by storm. By the final note she was receiving a standing ovation from the crowd and the usually very critical Simon Cowell gave his a
Have you ever lost one of your kids? We were at Universal Studios California shopping in the city market when Anita and noticed Elizabeth was gone! We tried calling the other people we were with but nothing. We tried shouting her name...nothing. We were about to contact authorities but there she was holding hands with a friend that was with us. WHEW!! When children go missing, parents go into search and rescue mode.
In the spring of 2010 archaeologists unearthed a 3,500-year-old door to the afterlife from the tomb of a high-ranking Egyptian official near Karnak temple in Luxor. This door was meant to take the one who had died from death to the afterlife. Another man found another door of a wardrobe through which his characters could enter into another world. One called Narnia. C.S. Lewis has gone on to become one of the great apologists for the Chri
I know that some have begun, but the time is coming once again, to plant the fields. I love driving around the area and seeing the beautifully lined rows in the fields that shows evidence they have been planted and will soon be green with corn and beans. I find it amazing how perfect those rows are from one side of the field to the other. I know it always wasn't that way. Thanks to modern technology a farmer can plo
Have you ever had questions about life? There are so many I still want to ask and have when I reach heaven. Questions like, "How did you create all this? What if I would have chosen this path instead of that one?" Jesus asked a question that should be first on any list? He and the disciples were in Caesarea Philippi. Call it the shopping mall of religion. It was located in a region known as Paneon, or the home of