Out of the Whirlwind

That one night changed everything. Life would never be the same again. Ten years ago, in the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan struck our area on the Gulf Coast. “In the Caribbean, Ivan became a category 5 hurricane, with winds of 160 m.p.h., on the 9th when it was south of the Dominican […]

Marks of a Life Well-Lived

I’m honored today to share a great article I came across recently. It was written by Michele Cushatt who gave me permission to share it with you. I believe it will be a great blessing to your life! Michele is “an experienced keynote speaker and emcee, Michele’s speaking experience covers the United States and includes Compassion International, […]

How Do I Say No?

This post has been on the back burner for about a month now, and I haven’t been ready to write it until now. Within the last couple of days I’ve had folks asking this very question: “How do I say no?” It’s not a word that comes easy for everyone.   Do you remember the […]

3 Things Jesus Is Looking For

When was the last time you went shopping for something specific? A new vehicle, an appliance for your house, or maybe just a new pair of shoes. Most likely you had some idea of what you were looking for. You had color, quality, and a possible price in mind.   Have you ever considered that […]

7 Helps for the Hungry Soul

Spiritual growth can be difficult and complicated – but it doesn’t have to be! Depending on what/ who  you’re listening to, you may receive a thousand different ideas and opinions. Have you ever just wanted a simple method for planning  spiritual maturity? Something that makes sense?   It’s often been said that what gets measured, […]

The Safest Place on Earth

So what criteria would you use for the “safest place on earth”? Are there certain things that make you feel less safe? Hurricanes? Tornadoes? How about earthquakes? Crime? Blizzards? What about terrorism? Plagues and Diseases? Economic collapse? Political corruption? Wildfires?    A quick search on Google leaves no shortage of “safest place” lists. Each with […]

The #1 Way To Get More Today!

Do you ever feel like you’re just spinning your wheels? I call it the “quicksand” effect, where the more you try the less you accomplish. If you’re like me, many times you struggle to make progress only to feel like you’re losing in the end. I want to share with you the #1 Way To Get […]

1 Thing You Can Not Afford To Do!

NEVER DO THIS! Sounds a bit like the beginning of a parental speech doesn’t it? “Don’t ever run with scissors” or, “stop cramming marshmallows into your mouth.” Well, not exactly, but it is just as important. I want to have all the right answers. I want to fix stuff. When someone comes to me with a […]

“God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.”

– Vance Havner

Our adversary is PREYING so we’d better be PRAYING!

 

 

1 Peter 5:7-9

Casting all your care upon him[Jesus]; for he careth for you.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.