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Focus on the Above

“You must influence them; do not let them influence you!” (Jeremiah 15:19) If I said it once, I have said it a thousand times; we are always influenced by something or someone. It doesn’t matter if it is good or bad. The influence is there. That is why Paul says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world […]

Pushing with You

In 2 Corinthians 4:16, Paul says, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” Paul is describing an invisible process that is taking place within every believer every day.  Friends, although we may not often notice what is occurring, we must learn to recognize and […]


Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut. (Proverbs 10:19 NLT) I’m pretty sure this proverb isn’t just referring to how men should behave with their wives, but everyone in general. Too many times in my life, I found myself talking too much in a situation that I really had […]

Charged Up!

Bear with me as I search for the right words to explain my thoughts on having a connection with God. Let me start by asking, have you ever gone out to your car, turned the key with full faith that it would start and to much surprise and usually panic, it doesn’t start? Nothing! Battery […]

Losing It

David, in Psalm 73:26, honestly records the truth when he says, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Friends, there is no denying that occasionally, many of our personal systems become overloaded and threaten to shut down. Whether it is mental panic, an […]

Endless Love

Watching my 2 grandsons these last few months has been both a joy and a challenge. They are very close in age and have had to learn to play together which some days is not easy. But that’s what learning to love each other is all about. We are all different people and when we […]


With unexpected changes in life comes unexpected emotions and worry. My life has been filled with unexpected changes as far back as I can remember. Has it been easy? No!  But, eventually, after the shock wears off, you learn to trust God’s will, let Him figure it out and guide your way. God already knows […]

The Screw

In church this past Sunday, the pastor gave an illustration with a pair of scissors. What sticks out most about scissors? The handle is generally first. How they feel in your hand. What the style and fit is. They have specialty handles to fit all types of situations and people with unique needs. I just purchased […]

Got Passion?

Have you ever met one of those people that are filled with the holy spirit but deep in the back of your mind you’re thinking, “what are they smoking or drinking?” This verse came to me earlier in the week and has me thinking very hard about what some people call “bible thumping”. “You can enter […]