The Gym is Open

I grew up in church. Baptized at four. But Church for me was a religion. I had no idea the word of God could transform. In my late twenties, I remember starting to hear God’s voice. One of the first scriptures, I remember penetrating my heart was: “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops...

I Quit…Not

“I quit!” Have you ever told this to God? I have. Never in the sense I quit believing in Him. But I have said, I quit believing for this promise I quit loving and honoring people who don’t reciprocate I quit showing grace when I just want to slap somebody upside their head. I quit extending forgiveness to people only to have them do it again. I quit dreaming big...

When You Want To Give Up

Elijah prayed to die. Can you imagine being so frustrated with life, that you welcome death? But reading Elijah’s story may bring some insight. He was a prophet under a corrupt king. He stood alone in opposing this king. He called for a drought and the land was without rain for three years. The king put a bounty on his head. Elijah stood for what was right. Alone. Isolated. Finally,...

Rain is Coming

Elijah declared a drought on the land. For the next three years there was no rain. The land was dying. Livestock was dying. People were dying. Water was scarce. Elijah was hiding because the King had a bounty out for his life. Could it get any worse? Do you feel as if you are in a drought? Have you been in a prolonged period when it seems as if hope...