Category Archives: Motivation

The Next Gen in Danger?

Let’s step back in time …  The nation of Israel had been freed from slavery in Egypt, had completed their ‘wandering’ in the desert, and had conquered the nations who had previously inhabited their Promised Land. With God’s help, each … Continue reading

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Raise the Bar

The 2021 Olympics are looming! Between July 23 and August 8, we will be awed by new world records, stories of overcomers, and testimonies of perseverance. We will watch and cheer wildly as athletes compete and attempt the ‘never been … Continue reading

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Who Qualifies?

The 2021 Summer Olympics are looming and nations around the world are deciding who qualifies to participate in this elite event. I got to thinking … if I were to compete in the Olympics, what sport would I pursue? I … Continue reading

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Do You See It?

The book of Esther is unique in that it contains no religious concepts or vocabulary. God is not named or alluded to, but does that mean He was not present? The melodramatic, true story of Queen Esther is wrought with … Continue reading

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Draw Swords

At church camp many years ago, we played a game called Draw Swords. As a Scripture verse was given, kids frantically flipped Bible pages. The first to find the text would stand and read it. God’s Word, AKA our sword … Continue reading

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Rest and Recovery

Tired? Feeling weighed down with life’s burdens? Jesus offers us these encouraging words. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed?

Can you say Jehoshaphat? Nice. Now, who was he and what did he do? Jehoshaphat was one of the kings of Judah who, in his troubles, cried out for God’s help. Smart man. When he learned that armies from three … Continue reading

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What Are We Full Of?

Recently, we went fishing, taking a duffel full of warm clothes, a backpack full of food, and a tackle box full of bait, hooks, weights, and swivels. We hoped to return with a stringer full of fish. Besides being full … Continue reading

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Conquer Complaining

As I consider the children’s story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, I hear a little girl complaining. Too hot, too cold, too big, too little, too hard, too soft. Instead of being grateful for the bowls of porridge, chairs, … Continue reading

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Take a Stand

One of my favorite stories and books in the Bible is Esther. As a Jew and as the queen of Persia, Esther found herself in an awkward position when the king agreed to a bad law that would annihilate all Jews … Continue reading

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