Success Is for the Steadfast

“As for them, whether they hear or whether they refuse—for they are a rebellious house—yet they will know that a prophet has been among them.” – Ezekiel 2:5 The world is success-oriented. We’ve heard this a million times, from our relationships with people, our jobs,...

God Walks on the Flipside

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” –James 1:17 We are unpredictable creatures of habit. Sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn’t it? Far from...

Be the Spark

It only takes a spark to ignite a fire. That flame within us, capable of fueling passion and process, is often reliant on other people to fan it. So the importance of being part of a caring, nurturing community is paramount. Of course the Lord is always ready to help...

Within and Without

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12 We are beings at war with...

The Sky Above the Rain

The world teaches us from a pretty early age that people can let us down. Not only that, in fact—experience teaches us, sadly, that people can let us down, while the world teaches us that they will let us down. As children, we trust implicitly. As adults, we’ve often...