How Does God Feel About FEAR?

If fear was necessary to life, God certainly would have given it to us.  But He didn’t! The Bible is very clear about it. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT)  That’s new news to many of us.  Fear is a evil spirit and it … Read More

God Knows Your Name

Have you ever heard someone say “I’m my own worst enemy?”  I have, and I’ve even said it myself on more than a few occasions. I confess that at times I’ve had things go wrong-I’ve made dumb decisions that cost me and others a lot unfortunately- but who hasn’t, right? And who hasn’t, at one time or another, felt like … Read More

Ripples in the Pond by Stan Rarden

A man stands on one side of a large pond, skipping rocks on its surface. He does this for a few moments, counting how many times they skip, trying to beat his personal best.  At last he’s out of smooth stones, the kind suitable for skipping, and turns to leave.  Before he does, though, he sees a large, craggy rock … Read More

Change Your Mind

We are promised a transformed life as the result of a renewed mind.  Sometimes we forget how very different God’s way is from the accepted perspectives of the world.  Thought I would just pull this excerpt from the Employed for Life Devotional as a reminder that we are not of this world.  We need to keep Heaven’s point of view … Read More

Open Your Hands

It is amazing how things can creep into our hearts and grow in importance…until they eclipse what really matters and hide what God is doing in our lives.  I hope you will be touched by the simple and powerful message in this blog written by my husband, Stan. We’re married 22 years now, thanks be to God, and if I’ve … Read More

How Dirty Is Your Windshield?

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12 It’s really hard to grasp the practical truth of the above scripture, especially when we’re in the midst of a life change and it’s so dark we cannot see … Read More

Remember the Sabbath?

What has caused believers everywhere to think that honoring the Sabbath is now optional?  Somehow, for many of us “commandment” has become “suggestion” and that really only if you feel like it.  Jesus honored the Sabbath so if our intention is to imitate Him (and it should be!) we would  still set aside one full day out of every seven as … Read More

Practicing Your Serve

Do you know that whenever you show up to work in the church or to volunteer for a service assignment you are really showing up for Disciple’s Boot Camp? You might think that you found some extra time and wanted to put it to good use, or that you’d like to “give back” in appreciation for all you’ve received. Perhaps … Read More