Spring Into A New Season!

Spring Into A New Season!

As the winter season concludes and a little bit of warmth returns to the air, I’m reminded of what an awesome God we serve who has a plan for every season. Spring is a time of growth, regeneration, and new beginnings. For many of us, this is the season of “Spring cleaning,” when we evaluate, prioritize, and organize our physical belongings to bring our home life back into harmony after winter’s many shut-in days. Friend, don’t miss something vitally important as you dust off forgotten domestic artifacts or change out your wardrobe. Just like you make time to clean up and restore order to your home, you must make time for getting your body, soul, and spirit back into alignment with God’s plan for your life! An extraordinary life is much more than having good health or receiving healing in your body.

Take back your life!

Take back your life!

I don’t know about you, but there are seasons in my life where I feel like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. It’s becoming pretty clear to me that the pace of life is not getting any slower, and I know that I’m not the only one who has to deal with elevated levels of stress. We’ve all said at one point or another that we wish there were just one (or ten) more hours in our day so that we can do what’s needed and enjoy some down time with those we love. But unfortunately, we can’t slow time down or add a single second to the day. Have you ever had days like this? You forget to set your alarm and then you sleep in, rush through getting ready, skip breakfast, get stuck in traffic, and end up five minutes late to work…To be able to bring change to this area of our life, let’s start with what we know we can affect, and that’s our ability to manage our time. When time is mishandled, we’re bound to incur stress. Life shouldn’t be about bouncing and ricocheting from one busy task to the next.  How amazing would it be, to be able to take a moment every now and then to simply decompress and relax and take a deep breath. “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27 God has designed a beautiful life for you, one that doesn’t include stress, fear,...
Are You Getting To The Core Of The Problem

Are You Getting To The Core Of The Problem

I’ve discovered a common thread when I come across people who are living day-to-day, seemingly frustrated, discontent, and agitated. In nearly every case, when we get past the surface stuff that’s causing angst – they have this one thing in common – they are searching. What are they looking for? Well, for many it’s purpose. Yep – the age-old question: “What is the meaning of it all?” I removed the word “life,” from the question to boil it down to the real point: What is the meaning of what I am doing now? If we get up each day, shower, dress, deal with the kids, fight traffic, sit behind some desk and bounce from one event to another without really understanding the ‘point’ of it all – well – when circumstance hits, we are posed for frustration, discontent and agitation. I see it all the time in people. So, what makes people really want to get up in the morning and get motivated? What makes them sit up, take notice and walk with purpose? What drives people to make a difference in their lives, and the lives of others? The answer is PASSION! Ask yourself the big question in life: “Why do I do what I do? Why am I doing it? Where am I headed?” And all of this, and I mean ALL of it, has a direct correlation to what exists in the CORE of you. You see, there is a center within you – a focal point deep inside from which everything, all the issues of life, spring forth. I’m a living example. For the better...
You Must Take This To Heart

You Must Take This To Heart

It’s been a blessing to walk with you over the last few weeks as we’ve talked about restoring our total man. I hope you’ve enjoyed the previous posts on the spirit and the soul. Today, I want to wrap up the series by talking about the body. We all know we should eat right, exercise, etc., but today I want to talk about the importance of a specific part of your body that needs to be healthy… The Bible says in Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it…(NIV) Obviously, the writer was using the heart as an illustration of the soul. But, wait a minute…not that I am trying to re-arrange scripture, but what if I was to say it like this… Above all else, guard your heart, for A HEALTHY BODY flows from it… The condition of your heart is critical to living the extraordinary life. In a purely natural sense, the state of your heart will determine the state of your overall health. We live in a time when the leading causes of death in the United States are not from environmental factors, accidents, or sickness. The sad reality is that most Americans experience, what could be, preventable deaths. Reports indicate that at least 26% of all deaths in the United States are from some form of heart disease. That is greater than one out of every four. We would never allow anyone to harm us or threaten our lives, yet we are willingly doing damage to ourselves through the decisions we continue to make. Heart disease doesn’t...