Life In Progress

“Becoming like Christ is a long, slow process of growth.” – Rick Warren Scripture describes the relationship people have with God as a walk: For example, Genesis 6:9 says, “This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he…

Weapons Of Mass Distraction

“My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel.” ― Proverbs 5:1  People have had trouble staying focused throughout history and today is no exception. In fact, it has grown exponentially worse. We quickly become bored and conditioned to distraction in our life and that is true of our spiritual life…

Spiritual Growth

“ I have written to you who are God’s children because you know the Father. I have written to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I have written to you who are young in the faith because you are strong. God’s word lives in your hearts,…

Fear Less

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” –  Isaiah 41:10.    Fear is a strong motivator and very difficult to resist. We allow it to paralyze us when we…

Parable of the Sower

“Once again Jesus began teaching by the lakeshore. A very large crowd soon gathered around him, so he got into a boat. Then he sat in the boat while all the people remained on the shore. He taught them by telling many stories in the form of parables, such as this one:“Listen! A farmer went…