Look at the lilies and how they grow…Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. LUKE 12:27
No one wants to be in a one sided relationship. A relationship where you are showing up, giving , planning and doing alll the things. At some point you will be wondering what’s in it for me? Where’s my return on investment? You will want to protect yourself and your assets and take your talents elsewhere, but what if I told you there will be times our love will be unrequited as a Christian. Scripture focus: Luke 10:27-37 “Jesus replied, “There was once a Jewish man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho when bandits robbed him along the way. They beat him severely, stripped him naked, and left him half dead. “Soon, a Jewish priest walking down the same road came upon the wounded man. Seeing him from a … Read More
Definite Requests Deserve Definite Gratitude
Have you ever received a gift that you asked for and got exactly what you wanted? How did you show your gratitude? In the story that inspired this post, found in Luke 17:11-19, highlighted what the Lord delights in.
The L Word: How to Deal With, and Pray About, Lust.
Being that this month is about love and the legacy of African American history, I think we should talk about lust. Great Segway, right? Go with me on this one as we flesh (pun intended) this out and hopefully get to some practical resolutions and ways to liberate ourselves from the bondage of lust. Before I get in to my take on lust, I have to attack the notion and the tendency of the church to focus on the acts or the symptoms of lust (rubbernecking, impure thoughts, masturbating, pornography etc.) and guilt tripping its sufferers instead of trying to diagnose the cause or the underlying condition and introducing the remedy. My hope for this (my very first & very close to home)piece is to advocate for those … Read More
Creating Your Best Life
Creating Your Best LifeA long time ago in a village in central India there lived a poor farmer. On this particular day he wondered into a forest a few miles away from his home and got lost. He was so lost that he wandered around for days until he got hungry and tired. So tired was he that he fell down under a peculiar looking tree. As he fell down and lay there he thought and said to himself, “I wish I had some good food to eat, I’m so hungry!” Immediately a wonderful variety of food appeared right in front of him! Exactly like he dreamed of! Hungry people don’t ask many questions and so he ate to his heart’s content and was full. Then he thought … Read More