I once knew a man named Charlie…
Seasons in life bring opportunities. Each opportunity is a window where God can expand our hope as he expands the foundation of our life creating something sound, something stable that we can build upon. Because we can dream all day long and become little more than a dreamer if we allow ourselves to stop there. Therefore, every encounter, every relationship, whether for a moment, a year, a decade a lifetime—has the power to shape and mold who we are destined to be.
Obedience to God produces a peculiar glory and builds a peculiar faith in a God who tends to delight to do things…peculiarly. I think He likes mystery. He likes to show off a bit. Not because He has an enlarged ego-but He could if He wanted- take a look at how successful He is at accomplishing what He purposes Himself toward. No, He likes to show off like a peacock attempting to woo a bride. He adores humanity and He desires to be adored by us all. He
Learn how to undermine the Underminer.
The Enemy of your soul is a Master of Distraction. He will use subtle little seemingly innocent circumstances to redirect your focus when you are plugged in to something Greater.
I see this a lot when people are on a fitness quest. The Enemy sees them become consistent and resolved. He see they want it and are getting after it…real commitment or even the desire to begin with it. He is subtle, he will use outside factors to derail your goals and
He is a God rich in Universal Experiences. He puts His Hand to the plow and He tiles us until He knows that we are a Field of Delight worth the seed He intends for us. Because when God plants you somewhere you can guarantee He means to bring Choice Garden Leaf with hearty stem yet delicate petals—bearing the King succulent fruit that could win gold medals should you choose to enter it at the fair.
In the Harvest, in the Picking, He lavishes a love so strong on us, a
“I’m hammering out the details.”
This is the word that resignates in my Spirit this morning as I am praying about some deeply personal matters. As I was penning the words I heard,
“I’m hammering out the details.”
I began to think about it.
God is hammering out the details of your life today.
You may not understand or know much about what is happening in the world around you or in your own life, but God does, and that you can trust. He’s going to work it out.
Hammering out the details is just
Fiery trials always pre-empt promotion…
“Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the province of Babylon.” Daniel 3:30
In the Book of Daniel we gain powerful insight from four men who lived right. These men were on God’s Path, understood to a degree His plan…at-least enough to remain on the Path moving toward God’s plan.
As we enter the scene let me paint the landscape—
Daniel was set apart having already been thrown into the lions den only to be found the next morning to have made friends with furry felines with
Yesterday over lunch I had a fascinating visit with the spouse of a colleague of my husband. She is in the same industry as myself, fitness…but she’s been at it a good ten years longer (paid anyway) than I have. But what she is doing now fascinated me. She told me she “fixes broken people”. She went on to share how she is still personal training, but her clients are cancer patients. She gets them post surgery and helps them reduce inflammation and gain greater mobility and range of motion.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18
When my oldest son was very young, maybe three or four years old we took a trip to Dallas, Texas. It was a business trip, but we had some vacation time so my husband and I decided to take the kids–we had two children at that time.
We predetermined to take the scenic route and stop along the way
The human body is such a complex system of parts working together, functioning as a well organized and synchronized unit-creating, sustaining, and advancing LIFE.
People—be it your parents, your teacher, your coach, nutritionist or something you read somewhere or maybe a well versed in holistic medicine physician—will tell you of the importance associated with eating protein. But why?
Did you know…
The human body is made up entirely of cells. These microscopic powerhouses are enormously smart and control most of what happens in the body. A person with cancer or disease in the
You are the God of the perfect timing…
It’s God’s nature to love you all the time. It may be difficult to accept God’s Love. After all—you don’t deserve Him. He knows all of this and still chooses to cradle His heart around you. Because that’s what He wants to do! This is what the truest, purest form of love would do. It’s hard to wrap our mind around a God so dedicated to imprisoning you. That’s right…He, when released by our will to have full access to our heart,