Getting messy for Christ

We all have our comfort zone. For some the comfort zone is a group of people – maybe your church family, grade school friends, or your coworkers. For others it may be a place – your office, your living room, the kitchen, the basketball court. This comfort zone is where we are most at ease…

When doing nothing is productive

Sometimes when life hits – life hits us hard. Maybe you are struggling financially to make ends meet. Maybe there is a relationship that you feel in your heart is best to create some distance because it is taking a toll on your emotions. Maybe you lost someone near and dear to you. Many times…

Forgiveness: the power to let go

I would love to tell you that I am the expert on forgiveness. But the truth is, I have to ask God daily to renew my heart and my mind and to see past the hurts that others have caused. A simple phrase keeps my heart and mind in check: “Hurt people hurt people.” We…

How to make time for God

“If only I had the time.” I can’t tell you how many times I used that phrase in my Bible study classes. I can see Father John chuckling under his breath whenever I made that excuse and now I can look back and chuckle at myself too. It is only that – an excuse. All…