Infinitely More

"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think." Ephesians 3:20 NLTDropout wasn't a word with enough negative connotations to keep me from becoming one. By the midpoint of my...

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No Big Secret

I heard recently about a "big city" boy who was preaching in a small country town. He wanted to learn everything "country" so that I could fit in. As he was searching for Widow Jones' farm, he got lost on the back roads. He saw a farmer walking into his barn so he...

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The Steps of Life

"The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives." Psalm 37:23 NLTSometimes, steps can lead to uncommon sites.Porter's Creek Trail is a popular trail in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. The first mile of the trail is a wide...

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Squeaky Disruption

Philippians 2:13 – For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. (NIV 2011)Have you noticed that disruptions stick in your mind more easily than everyday, ordinary things? I have. Maybe that's why God often uses them as growth...

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Sip and Savour

Psalm 34:8a "Taste and see that the Lord is good." (NIV)All of my life, it seems to me that I have been in a hurry for some reason or other. For example, I have always been the first person at the table to finish my meal. I never thought much about it until recently,...

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