Anger vs Peace

Do you ever find yourself BLOWING UP over things in life that don’t go your way or with other people (kids, spouse, co-workers) when their actions (or lack of) effect you?  Today’s verse gives some insight on the balance of anger and peace in our life. Proverbs 14:29-30 (NLT) People with understanding control their anger;…

MONEY or Productivity

$800 Million. What would you do with $800 million? $800,000,000 The first thought you had was $80,000,000 to the church (tithing).  Right? $800 million is the cash payout for the huge PowerBall lotto. Does $800 million change a person? I’m not going to write a blog today about whether it is right or wrong to…

BROKEN

  The reality is that we live in a broken world.  Just last week we heard of a mom in our community who not only took her own life, but she also murdered her two children (ages 6 and 3) along with her husband.  At this point of the investigation it is unclear of the…

Requirements of Restored Relationship

“I was Wrong.” “I’m sorry, would you forgive me?” “It’s my fault.” Are they just words? Do they have meaning behind them? When we have broken relationships it’s important to own our part, to humble ourselves and to use the right words.  In today’s devotional about forgiveness and relationships, Rick Warren will talk about our…

God Is… HOPE

Over this past weekend my family began (as I’m sure many families did) preparing for the Christmas season.  We didn’t do much, but what we did do in preparation reminded me of the lesson of ADVENT.  I did not grow up with the tradition of Advent; in fact, it was only this year when I…