Devotionals

The Personal Quality of Resilience

The Personal Quality of Resilience
20 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship 21 and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s wom...

The Stunting Illusion of Control

The Stunting Illusion of Control
Lazy hands make a man poor but diligent hands bring wealth. Proverbs 9:4 Lord, how much control do I have over the outcome of my effort?  Do I succ...

Pray Like Jesus!

Pray Like Jesus!
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place.  When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his...

Mind Your Own Business

Mind Your Own Business
13 No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never ...

Brokenness is next to Godliness

Brokenness is next to Godliness
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, dis...

Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause Analysis
40 Let us examine our ways and test them,     and let us return to the Lord.               Lamentations 3: 40 NIV Whenever equipment breaks down in...

The N-Word

The N-Word
After another series of senseless killings perpetrated on the Black minority, I thought I would share this recent reflection.  I understand if you ...

Pain and Peace

Pain and Peace
32But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembli...

The Shoulds and The Musts

The Shoulds and The Musts
19 “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. 20 For where two o...

#PTLTYJ

#PTLTYJ
7Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful natu...

The Seduction of Performance

The Seduction of Performance
We all desire the good life – a life of security, provision, abundance, congruence, and quality relationships.  The seduction of performance connec...

Unqualified?

Unqualified?
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in ...