“For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.” ~ Philippians 2:13 (AMP) There is no greater story of … Continue reading Change Me, Lord
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” ~ Matthew 6:33 (NIV) My mother once told me that the older I get, the faster time will go. She was right about that, as she was with so many other things. As another year draws … Continue reading 525,600 Minutes- What Will You Do with Yours?
“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.” ~ James 1:17a (NLT) Part of the Christmas festivities at my office this week was a “Secret Santa” gift exchange. One of my co-workers received a cute homemade gift from her … Continue reading The Gift Giver
“You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.” ~ Psalm 77:14 (NIV) Several years ago, a good friend of my family, Andy, was attending a recovery support meeting. This was not a meeting that Andy normally attended, but he had been delayed at an appointment, so instead of driving … Continue reading Believe in Miracles
“I press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 3:14 (NIV) Many years ago, I worked in management at a large corporation, where each year we were required to set goals. The goals included short-term, medium-range and long-term aspirations for both our personal careers … Continue reading Ready, Set, Goal