What Defines a Leader?

Last week, my oldest son, Aidan, wrote the following essay on leadership. I was inspired by his words, and reminded of the importance of being both a good leader and a good follower. I hope you all will be blessed as well. What makes a leader? Well, this depends on who you ask. Some might… Continue reading What Defines a Leader?

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Thoughts of Peace & An Expected End

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye… Continue reading Thoughts of Peace & An Expected End

Open Up to the Impossibilities

God is looking for people through whom he can do the impossible - what a pity that we only plan the things that we can do by ourselves. - A. W. Tozer Remember how the disciples sometimes seemed surprised when Jesus performed a miracle, or equated him to other great men of faith rather than… Continue reading Open Up to the Impossibilities

How Do We Attain Authentic Peace?

Until it was pointed out to me years ago, I had never considered that Christ wishes for us to have peace-filled lives. Most, if not all, of the epistles begin with this greeting: “Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” - I Corinthians 1:3 How lovely to begin his letters to us with that message! It is… Continue reading How Do We Attain Authentic Peace?

Running Your Best Race

Because my family and I are involved in children’s church ministries on Sundays, we rarely hear a morning sermon. Instead, we all have favorite pastors and speakers that we listen to throughout the week, via Spotify, YouTube, or sermonaudio.com. This week, I listened to a message by Paul Chappell, senior pastor at Lancaster Baptist Church… Continue reading Running Your Best Race

A Heritage of Giant-Slayers

In 1 Samuel 17, David was launched into a place in Israelite history when he killed the fearsome Philistine giant, Goliath, with a bit of leather and a rock – and a faith as great as his arsenal was small. According to David’s own words, his faith developed in part while he served as a… Continue reading A Heritage of Giant-Slayers

Gatlinburg Photo Shoot

Our family went on a brief trip recently to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the Smoky Mountains. Though it was a foggy, rainy day, we walked with our cameras around an old homestead, searching for photo opportunities. Here's a bit of what I observed. Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: fire, and hail; snow, and… Continue reading Gatlinburg Photo Shoot

Old Soul Quotes: Change & Transformation

The Midwestern world is transforming all around me. Harvest is over, and the leaves and temperatures are steadily falling, inspiring my theme of change & transformation today. Do you have any suggestions for next week's theme? Please leave them in the comments below. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Change & Transformation

Old Soul Quotes: Memories

This week's theme was suggested by Stephen of A Fractured Faith. And what a great suggestion it was! Sometimes I feel as though I've been to the best church service ever after pondering the quotes I find, and this was one of those times. I hope these words enhance your time of worship as well.… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Memories

Old Soul Quotes: Colors

Today's theme was suggested by my lovely daughter, Shae, of Teen, Meet God, and Shae's Days. I know she'd appreciate it if you checked out her blogs! I love the idea of celebrating the changing colors of every season of life. May the beauty around you enhance your worship! What theme would you like me… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Colors