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Being Present vs. Being Productive: Four Tips for Living in the Moment

After about twenty minutes of playing with my two-year-old nephew in the grass, I realized I had been pre-occupied with everything but my nephew–emails I needed to send, calls I needed to make, blog posts I needed to write. I was totally consumed with my ‘to-do’ list that I was totally missing out on precious […]

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DID YOU KNOW? God Wants You to Ask.

Read: Luke 18:1-8 “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, then ask for whatever you wish and it shall be given to you” (John 15:7) Jesus instructs us to “always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1).  The parable of the persistent widow demonstrates this point. She kept going back to […]

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DID YOU KNOW? You Don’t Have to Worry.

Read: Philippians 4 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:6-7). My little sister called and in a muffled voice said, […]

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The Secret of Contentment

If anyone is qualified to talk about contentment, it is the Apostle Paul. He was a man who experienced what it was like to have power, wealth and prestige among his people. Yet he also was knew what it was like to be beaten, abused, flogged, and thrown into the cold, dark depths of a […]

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DID YOU KNOW? God Wants You to Hold on.

Read: Romans 5:1-5 “We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance character; and character hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit…” (Romans 5:4-5) I went on a roller coaster for the first time in […]

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