Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt. Exodus 3:10 NLT Shortly after I finished college and got married, God captivated my heart like never before and told me He had big plans for my life.Of course, I was so spiritually immature at the time, … Continue reading Now Is The Time
The greatest lesson my dad taught me was to never quit. When I wanted to join the swim team at eight, I remember him saying, "Now this is gonna get tough, and there will be days it's gonna hurt. But if you start this, you can't quit. Decide now if you wanna do this, because … Continue reading I Am Committed
"God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them." -Hebrews 6:10 Regardless of how we become involved, it's fair to say that serving others does something good for us. Though we may have our own challenging circumstances, … Continue reading Breath Day
What makes you happy!? When I’m asked this question, a thousand things flood my mind. Various things, both large and small, that make me smile and give me a happy "high" in the moment. I begin to see with my mind’s eye a warm chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven (well anything chocolate, … Continue reading Seeking Happiness? Serve!
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 Our church's Serve Day was a beautiful Saturday in the middle of July in the middle of Alabama. Our group chose a project at a local state park. Outside. … Continue reading The Gift of Serving
Saturday before last was SERVE Day for Church of the Highlands. Tens of thousands donned their red SERVE shirts and went out all across the state of Alabama serving in their communities. My kids and I were among them. They would be serving with my mom, the residents of The Village of Cook Springs, by bringing … Continue reading It Ain’t About You
"And God's grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them." Acts 4:33-34 Finding her sitting in a shady spot, I pulled up a chair and she began to talk. The 24-year-old told me about her three children, ages seven, five, and a few months. That … Continue reading Get in the “Zone”