Make me an instrument

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring love. Where there is offense, let me bring pardon. Where there is discord, let me bring union. Where there is error, let me bring truth. Where there is doubt, let me bring faith. Where there is despair, let me bring…

A gentleman

“Jesus is not going to make you or push you to follow Him. He is a gentleman! He will gently guide you with the Spirit.” – Pastor Matthew Hartsfield I don’t think we realize how much we are pushed into, coerced, manipulated and even threatened into decisions and hearing others’ viewpoints these days. With social…

Hiding place

Regardless of circumstances, the joy of our faith walk is that Christ is our hiding place. Whether our hearts are vile,  unstable, tempted, or our feet prone to wander… He is still with us. Seek Him in the vileness. Find Him in the instability. Reach for Him in temptation. Ground your footing in Him through…

Words for the new year

Whatever mountain you find yourself climbing, remember there’s always a bigger story at play. You are capable, creative, and resourceful… So, when you find yourself overwhelmed, gripped by fear, stressed or challenged, remember to live and work with hands wide open. Walk by faith. Approach your circumstances with worship as your weapon and surrender as…

God is

When you are going through difficult times, you must hold onto the promises of God. His promises are true and reliable. In this life, everything is conditional, no matter how much we do not want it to be. Thankfully… God is faithful. God is trustworthy. God is unconditional. God is reliable. God is with us….

Rhythm and grace

Those moments when… sorrow sits heavy on your heart uncertainty shakes your foundation weariness is an overbearing companion … the easy fix is so alluring. What is your easy fix? A glass of wine, and then another; the chips, the queso, the ice cream in the kitchen; a shopping trip to Target; the guy you…