Accomplishment: It Takes Vision & Goals!

Proverbs 16:9 “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” When I graduate from this life and cross over to the other side, I want to hear the Matthew 25:23 admonition from my Saviour: “…well done thou good and faithful servant…” If you are even remotely like I am, then you…

The Heaviness of Depression

Proverbs 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. When I was in my early days of adulthood, I had friends who experienced depression. I often failed to grasp how big of a toll that it took on them and how much it weighed them down.…

How to Respond to Hurt: Facing the Hurt

This is part two in a four part series dealing with hurt based out of Matthew 5 43-48. To read part one click here. Matthew 5:43-48 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them…

How to Respond to Hurt: Responding Properly

This is part one in a four part series dealing with hurt based out of Matthew 5:43-48. Recently, my wife wrote an article titled “3 Ways to Pray for Those Who Are Hurting.” Be sure to check it out. The response to the article has been very positive, with some folks writing and telling her how…

Down, But Not Knocked Out

John 21:15-23 Things did not go the way the disciples thought they would. Even though Jesus told them that he was going to be crucified and raised from the dead three days later, they still just did not get it (Luke 9:44-45). They were looking for the Messiah to be their King and place the…

Desert Places

Life has its ups and downs, and sometimes you find yourself in a desert place. Sometimes, you have to make difficult choices in life; other times, life makes difficult choices for you. The road that you were on (though it seemed as if it were going very well) does not always end up where you…